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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 18 March 2020 via mobile

Stumbled across this great cafe. Good coffee and wonderful tofu cheesecake. Owner? playing cello with another guy on guitar. Sells local pottery. Such a nice place.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

Located on the main street of Koyasan a few minutes walk away from the main attractions, this little cafe / art gallery has tasty vegetarian food and arty hippy ambiance with local art on display. Very friendly, attentive staff and visitors happy to share their...travel stories.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 27 November 2019

The fusion vegetarian cuisine here is fantastic, all ingredients are very fresh and without chemicals, All guests are serve with a set of daily of lunch a la carte. Tea or coffee with bakery here are vegetarian. If you are vegetarians, no worry! you will...impress all dishes you ordered. ^_^More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 27 November 2019

Located on the Main Street of Koyasan just a few minutes walk from the Kongobuji and Garan temple complexes, this friendly spot has a daily lunch set (a platter of 6-8 small dishes), coffee/tea and dessert for a very reasonable price. Seating is limited, so...my advice is to come early, as lunch service begins around noon. Our set included lentils, curried daikon, homemade bread with spinach pesto,green salad, mushroom tofu quiche, yuzu tofu cheesecake. There is an English menu, a multi lingual staff, and a selection of stupendous local ceramics for sale, as well as local herbal bodycare products. Tip: The cafe is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but when we walked past on Tuesday,a woman was operating a coffee and vegan baked goods stand in front. We happily bought some focaccia, pumpkin nut tart and chocolate bread...and excellent espresso. She told us she’d be closing the stand at 3PM. There is some bench seating outside the café.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

At the other end of town from our lodgings at Yochi-In, this bohemian cafe was thankfully open and much welcome after our stunningly beautiful and highly memorable early-morning walk amongst the beautiful shrines of this wonderful hill-top town. The team behind the counter were charming...and the whole place was very engaging. The coffee was good if not great and the chocolate cake made an agreeable substitute for a unhealthy English fry-up.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere. Healthy foods. Excellent service. Unique pottery. Great coffee & cake menu. One of the rare establishments catering to the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

After 3 weeks in Japan in was truly great to find somewhere offering something a little different. The menu is simple but delicious, we both ate everything, lots of great flavours and plenty of it. Being greedy we also opted to try the brownie for...pudding, we were not disappointed it was also outstanding and served with a really good cup of coffee. It's unlikely, but should I find myself in Koyasan again I will 100% be back. We sat at a large round table meaning we were joined by a couple of others, one local lady struck up conversation which is always nice and makes you feel even more welcome.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

Amazing tasty lunch (we tried one vegan and one vegetarian) for 1200 yens. The food was delicious and the set menu includes a desert and a beverage. Super recommended!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019

I loved the simplicity and tastiness of the food, the ceramics and artwork. The people who ran the place were really balanced, working only during the day and having days off after the weekend. They also offered a fixed menu vegan or vegetarian lunch, with...a choice of two delicious deserts. This means less waste and less work and I think this is great - sustainable hospitality! They even put a candle in my dessert for my birthday!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

I stopped by Bon On Shya after visiting Okunoin Cemetery - I needed a quick and good lunch, and that's what I got! The menu is limited but everything I ordered was delicious. Nice mix of French and Japanese cuisines with various small portions of...different foods making up a complete meal. The chocolate cake was great.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4