Speaking of finding the right places, Booking.com Japan recently announced a list of the best accommodations that are vegan and vegetarian-friendly. With this selection of ryokan (Japanese style inns) you can indulge in the complete Japan experience with top-notch Japanese hospitality and vegetarian cuisine.
1. Myojinkan - Nagano Prefecture
Located in hot spring haven Tobira Onsen area in Nagano, Myojinkan boasts spacious hot spring areas as well as beautiful Japanese-style rooms.
Their French cuisine by chef Masahiro Tanabe are elevated works of art, combining the sensibilities of Japanese macrobiotics and holistic health with the essence of gastronomy.
Address: Iriyamabe 8967, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Access: 30 min. by shuttle bus or taxi from JR Matsumoto Station
Book now: http://www.booking.com/hotel/jp/myojinkan.html
2. Koyasan Onsen Fukuchiin - Wakayama Prefecture
Stay in Koyasan Onsen Fukuchiin, a ryokan within a 1200 year old Buddhist temple located at the heart of Mount Koya. Partake in Buddhist morning services and Sutra readings then soak in their hot-spring baths for a truly tranquil experience.
For breakfast, they provide traditional shojin ryori dishes. You will be wanting more, so make sure to reserve dinner.
Address: Koyasan 657, Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture
Access: 10 min. drive from Koyasan Cable Car Station
Book now: http://www.booking.com/hotel/jp/fukuchiin.html
3. Ryokan Koyokan - Shimane Prefecture
Koyokan is located within the premises of Kiyomizu Temple in Yasugi, Shimane which is part of the 33-temple route of the Chugoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, giving you the best views of the surrounding nature on the temple grounds.
Achieve a complete state of Zen by strolling around the premises then having their shojin ryori dishes for dinner.
Address: Kiyomizu-cho 528, Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture
Access: 15 min. drive from JR Yasugi Train Station
Book now: http://www.booking.com/hotel/jp/koyokan-yasugi.html
4. Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo - Kyoto
Enjoy Japan's changing seasons in this ryokan that is surrounded by beautiful Japanese gardens.
Located next to historical Nanzen-ji Temple in Kyoto, you can indulge in a vegetarian multi-course dinner, prepared in the traditional Japanese style.
Address: Sakyou Nanzenji Fukuchi 34, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Access: 25 min. drive from JR Kyoto Station
Book now: http://www.booking.com/hotel/jp/kyoto-garden-ryokan-yachiyo.html