Airports

Fukuoka Airport (FUK):

Honey Coffee, inside Tsutaya, Domestic Terminal 1F (before passport control)

Sells Canezees’ vegan doughnuts. Read about Canezees at Fukuoka Now.

Haneda Airport (HND):

Fully Vegan Restaurants:

HEALTHYTokyo Cafe & Shop, Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 2 (before passport control), 3F

This is a fully-vegan cafe and shop. According to VegNews, “In addition to beverages such as lattes, matcha-based drinks, tea, homemade ginger ale, lemonade, and Japanese and American craft beer, the café serves plant-based quiche, lasagna, salads, and sandwiches. Dessert offerings include New York-style cheesecake, a variety of baked goods, and five flavors of “melon pan”—a traditional Japanese sweet bun that is reminiscent of Mexican pan dulce.” Some gluten-free options are available.

Vegan Options Available:

ANA Lounges, International Terminal have marked vegetarian options with allergens shown, including some vegan options.

There are 2 lounges:
ANA Lounge, open for:
Business Class or higher customer
ANA Platinum – or higher member
ANA Super Flyers Card holder
Star Alliance Gold member – in all cases you must be flying on an ANA and/or Star Alliance member carrier operated flight, and in all cases you can bring a guest
ANA Suite Lounge, open for:
First Class customers
ANA Diamond members – in both cases you must be flying on an ANA and/or Star Alliance member carrier operated flight, and in both cases you can bring a guest
Details about the lounges are here.

 

Bagel & Bagel, Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 1, 2F

They may offer the same vegetable sandwich without egg, dairy, or honey that is available at Narita airport.

• Vegetable sandwich

Bar Rage, Haneda Airport International Terminal 3F, after passport control, Gates 112-114.

The bar is usually open 24 hours but it isn’t clear if food is served the whole time.

• Tomato & Soymilk Cheese Vegetarian Sandwich

The bar confirmed that this sandwich is totally vegan. It has soymilk cheese, tomato, lettuce, and homemade bread. They make the bread themselves and the ingredients of the bread are: Beet sugar (甜菜糖), flour from Hokkaido (北海道産小麦粉), Shirakami Kodama yeast (白神こだま酵母), salt, olive oil.

A Japanese website called Sala says (from autotranslate): “Shirakami Kodama Yeast was discovered from the Shirakami mountain ranging over the prefectural boundaries of Akita prefecture and Aomori prefecture. It is said that the Shirakami mountain range was created by the uplift of the Sea of ​​Japan about two million years ago from now. December 1993 It was registered as World Natural Heritage for the first time in Japan with Yakushima. A vast mountainous area of ​​130,000 ha, which is located at about 40 degrees north latitude and is a rare heavy snowy area worldwide, does not allow human invasion and it has a natural ecosystem for about 10,000 years I have kept defending. It is a valuable asset of the world which has been living on animals and plants and trillions of kinds of microorganisms, praising pure water with its mysterious mystery centering on the world’s largest beech wild forest.”

GGG CAFE, Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 2 (before passport control), 3F Terminal Lobby 15
Hours: 7:00-20:30, L.O. 20:00

• Vegan salad plate (grilled tofu)

Jiyugaoka Burger, Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 2 (before passport control), 3F

•Vegan burger (marked vegan on menu)

Per their website (Japanese), the buns are handmade, using neither eggs nor dairy products.

True Soup, Haneda Airport International Terminal, 3F, Gates 112-114 (after passport control)

Has been reported to have a marked vegan soup option that can also be taken away and brought on a flight.

Kansai International Airport (KIX):

Per their customer service, vegetarian (not necessarily vegan) options are available at the following shops and restaurants. All are located before passport control, but some are in an adjoining building:

Restaurants:

Hanazato, Aero Plaza, Hotel Nikko, 2F
SOJIBO, Terminal 1, 3F
SUBWAY, Terminal 1, 2F (check the Fast Food section of this website for Subway’s possibly vegan options)
THE U-DON, Terminal 1, 2F
ORAGASOBA, Aero Plaza, Hotel Nikko, 3F
The Brasserie, Aero Plaza, Hotel Nikko, 2F
Icho, Aero Plaza, Hotel Nikko, 1F
Toh-Lee, Aero Plaza, Hotel Nikko, 2F

Shops:

Region Style, Terminal 1, 3F – it’s been reported that it didn’t seem to have many vegan items, except possibly some bottled sauces.

It is not clear which of these shops and restaurants have vegan options or what the options are. Per customer service, some of those restaurants will have pictographs on the menu depicting what the food contains, and if they don’t, you can request to see a piece of paper that the shops are supposed to have on hand containing all the ingredients.

Narita Airport (NRT):

Fully Vegan Restaurants:

T’s Tan Tan, Terminal 2, Main Building, Fourth Floor (before passport control)
07:30-21:00 (Last order 20:30)

This is a totally vegan restaurant and a wonderful place where you can drop in and have a quick bowl of ramen. It’s possible to travel from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 by bus or train just to eat at T’s, but be sure to give yourself plenty of time. This branch has food for takeout like a “beef” bowl lunch box with soybean meat.

There are also branches in Tokyo in both Ueno and Tokyo JR stations behind the ticket gates. Check Vegout Tokyo blog for more information about the Tokyo station branch.

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Vegan Options Available:

The following restaurant menu items (except for the T’s Tantan vegan sandwich at Beck’s Coffee shop) are listed on Narita Airport’s vegetarian options list, and they are also listed as having no dairy, egg or honey. Check the pictures of individual menu items here.

Bagel & Bagel, Terminal 1 (before passport control)

• Vegetable sandwich

Beck’s Coffee Shop, Terminal 1, South Wing

• T’s Tantan vegan sandwich

This vegan cutlet sandwich is made by the same T’s Tantan restaurant that’s in Terminal 2. The sandwich is certified vegan by Vege Project Japan, which also produces vegan maps of Tokyo and Kyoto.

The coffee shop has soymilk for drinks as well, although the sugar may be bone-char processed and the flavouring/emulsifier source is unknown.

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Cafe & Dining N’s Court, Terminal 1 (before passport control)

• Vegetable sandwich

Soup Stock Tokyo, Terminal 1 (before passport control)

• Italian tomato minestrone soup (with rice)
• Green vegetables rock salt soup (with rice)

The soups are on the menu on alternate weeks.

The breads contain dairy and egg.  

You can see full lists of their soup ingredients on their website (in Japanese but an electronic translator can help here). They have a book of all the ingredients in each menu item available behind the counter, written in English and Japanese.

The cashew nut hoda Sri Lankan coconut curry looks like it might be vegan from the allergen marks posted on the menu outside the restaurant and by the register, but it contains dried bonito extract.

Nanosato, Terminal 1 (before passport control)

• Veggie curry

Narita Yo Zen Ya Royal, Terminal 1 (before passport control)

• Veggie curry

Japanese Grill & Craft Beer Tatsu, Terminal 1 (after passport control)

• Dan-dan noodles without meat

Tokyo Food Bar, Terminal 1 (after passport control)

• Vegetable curry

• Vegetable cutlet sandwich without egg, dairy or honey

Sushi Kyotatsu, Terminal 1 (after passport control) AND Terminal 1, North Wing (after passport control) (two locations)

•Vegetable roll
•Cucumber roll

Although they are not listed on the official Narita website as having vegetarian or vegan options, it may be possible to get vegan food at the following places as well per listings on Happy Cow- check there for more details:

ANA Lounge, Terminal 1 (near Gate 45)
Jai Thai, Terminal 1
Miso Kitchen, Terminal 1

Matsuyama Airport (MYJ) 

There didn’t seem to be much in the way of vegan food options in this airport past convenience store options or simple food in restaurants like edamame, boiled young green soybeans in the pod. Check our Convenience Stores page here. One shop sold whole mandarins, a specialty of the surrounding areas. Kiosks were also selling packages of imo kenpi, a traditional snack made by frying sweet potatoes in sugar until crunchy. There was also one variety made with kokuto, Japanese brown sugar, instead of white sugar. The price was 230 yen. Read more about kokuto and how it’s made at The Art of Eating.

Kotorirouroya Kokuto Imo Kenpi/黒糖芋けんぴ.  Ingredients: Sweet potato (domestic), kokuto brown sugar, vegetable oil, oligosaccharide.

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