Japan is making vegan travel easy

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PART and parcel of traveling, aside from enjoying the sights and sounds of your chosen destination and discovering hidden gems along the way, is letting your taste buds and appetite explore just as much as your eyes and ears are.

But traveling as a vegan means your meals may have to be carefully planned because you are making your diet a priority.

This also means you may have to pack your own snacks to curb those rough patches when finding food is especially challenging. Luckily, one Japanese service is ready to ensure travelers have better access to vegan and vegetarian food in the country.

In most Japanese major cities, such as Tokyo, access to vegan-friendly restaurants are far and few in between.

Some of the most popular dishes in Japan are, of course, the wide array of tantalizing sashimi (a Japanese delicacy consisting of very fresh raw fish or meat sliced into thin pieces), delicious ramen (wheat noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth), and yakitori (a Japanese type of skewered meat).

Finding specific diet-friendly food, even at the convenience stores across the country, can be quite a task. But airKitchen Plus will finally put your meal worries at ease, especially if you do not speak the language.

airKitchen Plus is a new Japanese kitchen sharing service which gives travelers access to home kitchens in the country’s major cities. It was created to give travelers better access to vegan and vegetarian food where finding plant-based meals can be daunting.

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It allows vegan or vegetarian travelers to book and enjoy a vegan homecooked meal with a local host so you can easily find your favorite diet-friendly dish anywhere during your travels in the country.

To sign up for the service, all you need to do is go to the airKitchen Plus website, select your favorite menu (such as vegan tempura or gyoza for vegetarians) from a city you are staying in or planning to go to and then book your meal. After that, you can go visit a local’s home and simply enjoy your meal with the host.

The biggest plus point is you can have a chance to learn the local culture and experience what it is like to live like a local as well. You can even learn to cook Japanese food almost anywhere that you are in Japan.

The airKitchen Plus sharing service extends to many areas including Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hokkaido, and Okinawa.

For more information, visit the airKitchen Plus website.