T’s Tan Tan
All vegan ramen restaurant in Tokyo station. You need a platform pass or to be getting a train to get there as it’s behind the JR line barriers, it’s a total pig to find the first time you go looking for it but it is well worth it. Amazing ramen at very reasonable prices, lovely staff and we had to go back time and time again.

Ain Soph Ripple
An all vegan burger joint that turned out to be at the bottom of our road. While the food is very good it’s quite costly compared to a bowl of ramen for example.

Where to stay?
We love using Booking.com, this is where we found Hotel Empire Shinjuku. It’s in a great location for travel connections or for just wandering around. Lots of places to buy ingredients for cooking your own food using the microwave and hot water provided.


Organic vegetarian cafe however the menu is all vegan. A mix of western and Japanese food with a set lunch at ¥1500 for two courses and a drink.

Paprika Shokudo
A vegan Japanese restaurant which sadly we didn’t get to try. The opening hours on happy cow and on their Facebook page were both wrong so we never made it when they were actually open. They advertise soy karaage which we were really keen to try. Maybe next time we visit Osaka!


All vegan restaurant serving mainly pizza, pasta, burgers with one or two Japanese dishes. Great food, on the slightly overpriced side but sadly not that great service. Instead head round the corner to Mumokuteki.

Billed as mainly vegan but everything on the menu can be made vegan, just ask for bullion instead of fish stock. Great value for money, lovely staff and a beautiful place to eat. Extensive menu you’ll want to eat your way through.

Where to stay

Again booking.com showed us Gion Guesthouse Ikku. A beautiful traditional little guest house run by a really lovely guy in the heart of Gion. Close to the newer side of town too so you get the best of both worlds.