Surviving as a vegetarian/vegan in Tokyo

You travelled to this awesome new country, can't wait to explore and try the food, but wait they don't do vegetarian or vegan in Japan? What a bummer!
Well they do speak veg in Japan, but you have to know how to find those places and when you are a gaijin like me who's a complete 0 in Japanese ordering veg can be close to impossible.
Here are a few tips to help you have a great time in Tokyo and avoid eating your friends
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A list of places that serve vegetarian and vegan food:
T's
located inside Tokyo train station is my favorite ramen place (you must be taking a train or buy a ticket to get inside the station)
Tokyo Station, 1F, Keiyo Street, Tokyo, Japan  (03-3218-8040) Mon-Sun 7:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
Hiryu
Serves vegan sushi
2-32 Chuocho, Kashiwa-shi, Japan, 277-0021 (04-71638399)  Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic
Ain Soph.Ripple
Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-cho 2-46-8 Nissho Building 1F, Tokyo, Japan (03-63803205) 
Mon-Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, International, Japanese, Organic, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, French, Fusion
Brown Rice Cafe
5-1-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (03-5778-5416) Mon-Sun 11:30am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out
Hanada Rosso
6-28-5 Jingu Mae Ste 101, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (03-64275525)
Tue-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm, Tue-Fri 5:30pm-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic
Ain Soph.Journey
3-8-9, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan (03-59258908) 
Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:00pm, Mon-Sat 6:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, International, Japanese, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, French, Fusion

Nagi Shokudo
Uguisudanicho 15-10, Royal Palace Shibuya 103, Tokyo, Japan (050-10437751)
Mon-Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm, Mon-Sat 6:00pm-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Beer/Wine
Komaki Syokudo - Kamakura Fushikian
8-2 Kanda Neribeicho Chiyoda-ku (at Chabara Complex), Tokyo, Japan (03-55775358)
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian
The list goes on and on but I don't have to mention all veg places in this article, because you can simply get the best app there ever was, the one and only Happy Cow. Easy to use app that allows you to search vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Japan:
https://www.happycow.net/mobile 
You can also use their website and it's free:
https://www.happycow.net
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Here's some veg stuff to look for when you wan't a quick snack:

At Lawson 7 eleven look for those macrobiotic/vegan biscuits
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At Ebisu Food Hall grab some soy latte and vegan cookies
〒150-0022 Tokyo, 渋谷区Ebisuminami, 1 Chome−1−9, 岩 徳 ビル
Friday-Saturday  |8AM–2AM Sunday-Thursday | 8AM–11PM
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Some vegan snacks to look for at 7 eleven
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I recommend watching the videos momopeach has on Youtube to see more vegan snacks that you can find in convenience stores
https://youtu.be/CVVFUcotlCA
And here's where you'll find your vegan/vegetarian tribe on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/vegtokyo/


Kalina Bozhkova