Although it can be challenging, vegetarian restaurants, or at least vegetarian-friendly restaurants, do exist in Japan. Each of the Tokyo restaurants listed here offer delicious Japanese, western or fusion food. Some serve full vegetarian menus, while others are healthy restaurants with decent vegetarian/vegan options.
Two hours from Tokyo, Ibaraki Prefecture is divided into 3 main areas: Tsukuba, Mito and Hitachinaka, with Hitachinaka being the most popular. The area is especially famous for the furry red flowers of its Kochia festival held at Hitachi Seaside Park in autumn, but offers beautiful scenery in every season.
Located just a 7-minute walk away from Yudanaka station, the bar is located just beside the river connecting Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen where you can enjoy the flowing sound of nature while indulging in your warm Japanese rice wine.
Yudanaka Onsen town is great all year round; however, going in winter would be a bonus to your travel plan as you can see the snow monkeys covered in snow soaking themselves in the onsen, go skiing or snowboarding, and most importantly, enjoy the outdoor natural hot spring under the snow (one of the best life experiences ever).
Having lived in Tokyo for the past 3 years and being a photographer, here are a few very photogenic spots in Tokyo I would highly recommend.