Have you ever heard of Shojin Ryori? It is traditional cuisine for Buddhist monks. Respecting the Buddhist philosophy, animal products are not used; simply fresh and seasonal fruits and herbs.
Dish after dish, it is colourful, creative and delicious. Even if you're not vegan or even vegetarian, you will find it delicious!
This two-star Michelin restaurant will definitely make for an unforgettable Japanese zen experience.
Itosho also serves Japanese Shojin Ryori (精進料理). They have entirely vegetarian courses which are strikingly original. The courses use soy, matcha green tea and a plethora of seasonal Japanese fruits vegetables as primary ingredients. Shojin is served in multiple small and aesthetically beautiful dishes. The arrangement of the colours and the coordination with the plates is just as important as the taste of the food itself. A pleasure for all the senses, this is a must-try for those who want to dive deeper into Japanese food culture. Courses are around ¥5,000 for lunch and ¥10,000 for dinner.
Tempura Kondo (てんぷら 近藤)☆☆
This two Michelin star restaurant isn't vegetarian per se, but they are accommodating to vegetarians. This place is a must-try because the tempura is simply exquisite. The tempura vegetables are crisp and juicy. The clams are also delicious! The batter is light, unlike anything you've ever had! This restaurant is highly popular so it's a little difficult to get a reservation; it is easier to go for lunch, and it's just as satisfying! It is a two Michelin star restaurant, so prepare to pay accordingly.
For lunch, it's between ￥6,500～￥10,000; and for dinner, its over ￥10,000.
This one-star Michelin Restaurant also isn't a vegetarian restaurant, however, since they offer a multitude of vegetable dishes, they are able to accommodate vegetarians as well. You can have a private dining room if you're a group, and if you're only two, sitting at the counter is highly recommended.