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Koyasan (7)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (5 Listings)

Bon An Sha International Cafe
Main Road ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Western, International, Japanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: Cafe and art gallery specializes in organic vegetarian lunches with vegan options. As of April 2013, prices vary depending on contents of set, but around 800. Menu changes daily, and a number of in-house-made cakes are available, as well as coffees and teas (300). Couple who runs the cafe are collectively native speakers of French, English and Japanese and also fluent in Italian and Mandarin Chinese. Located on the the left side of the main road as one walks from the center of town to Okunoin cemetery, 150m from the main traffic lights. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Koyasan Temples
Koyasan ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Japanese--- Additional Info: A stay in any one of 50 host "shukubo" temples in Koyasan includes a vegetarian dinner and breakfast. And many restaurants in town offer a shukubo meal as well. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

San Bon
Senjuin-bashi (at Odawari-dori) ~ PH: 0736-562345
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Japanese--- Additional Info: Japanese vegetarian food restaurant. Table and tatami mat seating. Sets include sesame tofu, steamed vegetables, tea, barley rice bowl, tempura vegetables, miso soup, grilled tofu, udon noodles. Sesame tofu and freeze dried tofu are its specialties. Lunch only. Located across from the Fugenin Temple, one half block from the town's main street, Odawari-dori. Has a sidewalk sign and menu with six vegetarian sets, with captions in English. NOTE: geocode is not exact. Cash only. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Waira Tequila Ikora
off of national highway 371 ~ PH: 0736564889
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Japanese, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: Address in Japanese 和歌山県伊都郡高野山529. This is an extremely small restaurant that sits 6. It looks like there might be outdoor seating when the weather is allowing. Note that parmesan cheese is sprinkled on the spaghetti. Vegans to specify. Location is right off of national highway 371, near the southeast entrance to the large graveyard. Cash only. Open Mon-Sun 8am-9pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

769 Koyasan (at near post office) ~ PH: 0736-562236
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. The menu is separated into a vegetarian and non-vegetarian section, and the vegetarian items are all vegan suitable. Everything comes in sets, with the cheapest set at approx. 2100 yen and the most expensive approx. 7350 yen. Expect a wait if you do not have a reservation. There is a crowded dining room downstairs and a quiet tatami room upstairs. Cash only. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (2 Listings)

497 Koyasan, Koya-cho Ito-gun, Wakayama-ken ~ PH: +81-736-562514
1000+ year-old Buddhist temple, Shukubo Koya-san Eko-in offers Japanese-style accommodation. Guests are free to attend Buddhist morning services, the Goma fire ritual and meditation. Meals are served at the guest room at scheduled times and feature Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Groups of more than 4 people dine at the Japanese-style dining room, where chairs can be provided upon advance request. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu
49-43 Itagun Koyacho ~ PH: 0736-26-7216
Quiet guesthouse with a lounge & bar for guests. Food service offered include option of 2 vegan dinner curries and vegetarian breakfast. The English speaking hosts, Ryochi and Yuri, are accomplished cooks and understand veg diets. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

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