Vegetarian in Tokyo

Finding places with vegetarian/vegan dishes in Japan/Tokyo can be a difficult task. Being vegetarian is not quite understood or common in Japan. Going into a restaurant and asking for something without meat or fish sounds easy, but it is not. What the restaurant then usually offers is a chicken dish (chicken is not seen as meat as … More Vegetarian in Tokyo

Going back in time-Japanese traditional tea house

We have been looking all around Tokyo for a traditional Japanese style tea house serving everything green tea and Japanese sweets related (motchi-rice cakes, azuki beans and similar). We think we have found it, in Tokyo’s Jiyugaoka neighbourhood, easily reachable from Shibuya and Oimachi. Jiyugaoka is on the Oimachi line and has many little restaurants, … More Going back in time-Japanese traditional tea house