Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO):
Coco Ichibanya has a vegetarian curry base that vegetable toppings can be added onto. This particular branch does not have the minced soymeat cutlet/menchi katsu topping available. Check the Fast Food section to find out more about Coco Ichibanya’s animal-ingredient-free offerings.
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, facing check-in counter C
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…a variety of baked goods.” Some gluten-free options are available.
The current dessert offerings are different from what’s listed in the article- as of May 2019 they are muffins, strawberry and chocolate mousse cake, and oatmeal cookies, as well as packaged products Froozer frozen fruit snacks, which are made out of almost 100% whole fruit and less than 1% guar/acacia (a natural source of fiber)), and Arctic Zero non-dairy ice cream, which is based on fava beans, not soy or coconut, and low-caloric, sweetened with a fruit (monk fruit) and very low amounts of sugar, in chocolate and vanilla maple flavours.
They also offer products which would make nice gifts, including organic matcha sets with a teacup and/or whisk, matcha soy latte drink powder, and almond and pistachio nut butters made in Japan with high-quality American nuts. The nut butters can be used in ice cream, in smoothies, on toasts, in salad dressings, and so on. The products are also available for purchase on their website.
Vegan Options Available:
ANA Lounges, International Terminal have marked vegetarian options with allergens shown, including some vegan options.
Some options the lounges offer are sandwiches with egg-free mayonnaise, salads, crackers, rice, bread, and jam. Some items are labeled vegetarian and it’s possible to check with the staff about whether they are vegan. The potato salad is not vegan. It is not known if they offer vegan salad dressing.
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. Turn left after the luggage check / passport control (towards gates 130-140) and there will be a food court.
The staff can only confirm one item as vegan. They can make it any time of the day or night as the bar is open 24 hours.
• Tomato & Soymilk Cheese Vegetarian Sandwich
This 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)
The bread and cup of soup that are available as add-ons for the vegan salad plate are not confirmed vegan.
Jiyugaoka Burger, Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 2 (before passport control), 3F, facing check-in counter C
•Vegan fu (Japanese wheat gluten) burger. Marked vegan on menu.
Per their website (Japanese), the buns are handmade, using neither eggs nor dairy products.
Mos Burger will release a plant-based burger with no animal ingredients as of 3/26/2020, available at 9 stores in Japan, including one in Haneda (Haneda Airport International Terminal Building (scheduled to change to Haneda Airport Terminal 3 on 4/1)). It is completely free of animal products and the five pungent roots. Presumably, it will be cooked on a grill with items containing animal products.
• MOS Plant-Based Green Burger
The items which are not specifically sold as vegan, but don’t show animal ingredients from the allergen chart are:
• French Fried Potato/フレンチフライポテト
• Onion Fry (Onion Rings)/オニオンフライ
• Oni-pote (French Fried Potatoes, Onion Fry)/オニポテ （フレンチフライポテト＆オニオンフライ）
• Variety Pack A (French Fried Potatoes, Onion Fry)/バラエティパックＡ（フレンチフライポテト、オニオンフライ)
• Ketchup Packet/パックケチャップ
• Ketchup Packet, Low Salt/パックケチャップ 減塩
• Salad Set with Flaxseed WITHOUT the Low-Salt Japanese Dressing/こだわりサラダセット ローストアマニトッピング (the Low-Salt Japanese Dressing has pork and chicken)
• Oshiruko (tsubuan) おしるこ（粒あん）(Fall/Winter only)
French fried potatoes are processed on the same line as items containing dairy and cooked in oil with items containing eggs, dairy, shrimp, crab, squid, beef, mackerel, chicken, pork, and gelatin. Onion rings, Oni-pote, and Variety Pack A are processed on the same factory line as items containing egg and dairy and cooked in oil with items containing eggs, dairy, shrimp, crab, squid, beef, mackerel, chicken, pork, and gelatin. The Salad Set with Flaxseed (without the dressing) is processed on the same line as items containing egg and dairy. The oshiruko is processed on the same line as items containing egg, dairy, and gelatin.
All of their other foods contain animal products. The salad dressing has chicken and pork. The kinpira burger has dairy. The soy patty burgers have egg in the patty and the Aurora, Teriyaki and Meat sauces are not vegan nor vegetarian. The corn soup has milk, egg, and chicken. The mustard sauce has egg, the chili dip has beef, chicken, and pork, and the barbecue sauce has chicken and gelatin.
Per their Happy Cow listing they offer marked vegan inari zushi, karaage, seitan stir-fry, and so on to-go.
Rose Bakery, Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 1, 2F.
Has one kind of labeled vegan cookie.
True Soup, Haneda Airport International Terminal, 3F, Gates 112-114 (after passport control). Turn left after the luggage check / passport control (towards gates 130-140) and there will be a food court.
• Farmer’s Market Vegetable Soup/ファーマーズ・マーケットベジタブル
Product contains soy.
10 kinds of vegetables are used. Made only from vegetables. According to their sign, you can taste the product before you buy. Find out more information on their website (Japanese).
Outside the airport, but nearby, Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu near Terminal 2 has a restaurant called the Flyer’s Table with a vegan dinner option. The website is here (English).
• Vegetable Dinner (Oriental Vegan Menu : without five pungent roots (in Buddhism or Taoism))
In addition, as of February 2020, although there are no branches of T’s Tantan at Haneda Airport, you can buy a box of 12 pieces of their vegan instant ramen to take home at:
• TIAT DUTY FREE SHOP CENTRAL Haneda Airport 3F, around gate area 109~111.
The cost is 2280 jpy.
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:
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
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.
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.
Naha Airport (OKA):
Donburi Nantoya– Domestic Terminal, 4F. Check the Happy Cow listing here.
Narita Airport (NRT):
Fully Vegan Restaurants:
T’s Tan Tan, Terminal 2, Main Building, 4F (before passport control)
07:30-21:00 (Last order 20:30)
T’s Tan Tan, Terminal 1, Tokyo Food Bar, South Wing, 3F, near gate 51 (after passport control) 07:45-21:00
These branches of the popular Tokyo vegan chain are wonderful places where you can drop in and have a quick bowl of ramen.
The photos below are from the Terminal 2 branch. They also sell various products such as take-out soymeat “beef” bowl bento boxes/ソイミートの牛丼弁当.
For more information about the non-airport branches of this chain, including the Tokyo and Ueno station branches, check our Fast Food section.
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.
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)
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
It’s been reported that the staff is very clear about what ingredients are in each dish and vegan versions of dishes like pad thai can be made.
Miso Kitchen, Terminal 1