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Vegetarian trip to Japan
Posted September 13th, 2012 - 7:07 am by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi All
We will be traveling to Japan to see lovely red leaf fall
Plan is to start in Tokyo on 14th of October stay there for a week or so then we want to travel around Japan (north>west>south) for 2-3 weeks and last week spend in Kyoto area. We are leaving Japan on 14th of November
We want to spend more time outside cities (some trekking, hot springs, villages etc.)

Any suggestions where to stay and where to eat?
We are on budget so any advice how to save money will be more than welcome
We love to meet local people and if possible do some voluntary work
we could cook some vegan/vegetarian food for host to exchange ideas

Posted September 13th, 2012 - 7:48 am by from Rotterdam, Netherlands (Permalink)
You might want to check this: http://www.kijapan.jp/english/index.html

Posted September 16th, 2012 - 4:07 pm by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Thanks
Every thing can help

Posted September 17th, 2012 - 2:58 am by from Seoul, South Korea (Permalink)
I used these two links when I was in Tokyo last month.


https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206128971745115826979.000443f8687c7b3a90fff&msa=0&ll=35.745955,139.652023&spn=0.308181,0.676346

http://www.tokyogigguide.com/v/


This map has some veggie places in Kyoto. I went there two years ago, so it might not be accurate anymore.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=211232990393304988809.00047de9e8657a47c3046



Posted September 17th, 2012 - 3:01 am by from Seoul, South Korea (Permalink)
Wrong map for Kyoto. This is what I meant to put.


https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&mid=1347850771

Posted September 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 am by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
If I'll find any changes I'll let you know

Thanks

Posted September 17th, 2012 - 10:07 am from Gothenburg, Sweden
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Posted September 17th, 2012 - 9:24 pm from Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Posted September 17th, 2012 - 3:17 am by from Shanghai, China (Permalink)
Hello, I had a lovely couch surfer who was in Japan just before coming to Shanghai. She told me that knowing how to say I am allergic to fish, egg, etc..was most helpful. As you can ask if something has fish in it and will be told no, but then if you say oh well I am allergic, the answer was oh maybe a little. I would practice some Japanese for eating out or stick with the vegetarian places on Happy Cow, they will have a price guide.

I would start asking for couches now, see if you can find a place that will have the ability to cook and my friend also told me that the places people live in are very small. You may want to pack builder bars or something like this for meals just in case. That way you have nutritional needs met and can save for a nice meal out.

Happy cow is just www.happycow.net

I hope you have a lovely trip!

Posted September 19th, 2012 - 9:53 am from Tokyo, Japan
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Posted September 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 am by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Thanks Very much

all should help me during stay in Japan
I'm still planing the trip so after Tokyo I'm still not sure where to go

and little places like Alishan are on my list
because I want to see small towns and villages
and not only Tokyo (it's busy and expansive and I need to save some money)

I already know Happycow that's my favorite place to find vegetarian places to eat:)

tip to tell them I'm allergic to fish etc. is great I need someone to write that for me in Japanese

If you have anything else just let me know

my trip slowly is under construction:) and every information will be helpfull



Posted September 22nd, 2012 - 12:40 pm from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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Posted September 27th, 2012 - 10:51 am by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi Tim

for couple of days in Kyoto you should be fine

check that website
http://www.happycow.net/asia/japan/kyoto/

Posted September 27th, 2012 - 11:37 pm from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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