Vegetarian in Shimoda (and tips for vegans in Japan)

When I first came to Japan 20 years ago, it was a real challenge to remain vegetarian. There were very few restaurants that catered to non-meat eaters and very few servers understood when I asked for something without meat, “niku … Read More


下田の道の駅にあるRa-maruさんでは下田の名物金目鯛を使った下田バーガーを食べられます! 大きなバンズですが、そこからはみ出すくらいに大きい金目鯛のフライ、チーズ、たっぷりのレタスに分厚いトマトとボリューム満点! Read More


吉佐美の国道沿いにあるサウスカフェさんはいつも賑わっている人気店! 私たちも伊豆に来てから、自分たちだけで来たり、友人と来たり、スタッフのみんなと来たり、何度訪れたかわからないほど。 Read More

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Nikuzuki in Kawazu

Nikuzuki means “meatmoon” but they also serve fish and noodles to feed the vegetarians and semi-vegetarians alike. The food is delicious and the location is amazing. We have decided this will go on the list of “What to do on … Read More

Fontaine bakery and cafe shimoda kisami

Fontaine Bakery & Cafe

I think most foreigners living in Japan would agree that there are not enough breakfast places around. So I am happy to have discovered a great new spot with fluffy omelettes, toast, Italian coffee and freshly squeezed OJ.  UPDATE:  I’m … Read More

Cafe Mellow Kisami Shimoda

Cafe Mellow

For those of you who have been visiting the Kisami area for sometime, you may have noticed that Paradise has been lost and in it’s place Cafe Mellow has set up shop. Although some of the changes will take some … Read More

Happy Buddha Smoothies

Happy Buddha Smoothies is a little hard to find but totally worth the extra effort. To get there take the main road and turn at the entrance for Irita Beach (between Re-mix and the Chinese restaurant). Instead of following the … Read More

Maru Cafe

Maru Cafe is set in a quaint old Japanese house just steps from Maiso Beach to get there you need to cross the river. We recommend taking the wooden board-walk along the river then use the overhanging bridge, Maru Cafe … Read More

Cubstar Cafe

If you love a good sandwich, like I love a good sandwich, you have got to check out cubstar in Shimoda. They have a Panini lunch special to please everyone. A veggie version with mozzarella and cheese, the pescetarian special … Read More

On the Beach

私たちもよく利用させていただくのですが、ハーブカジキ&バルサミコソースが特にお気に入りです。柔らかくハーブの効いたカジキの身にバルサミコがすごく合うんです。 Read More

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A Danish View of Japan: På eventyr i Japan

Japan betyder ”solens ophav” og kaldes for Nippon, 日 (sol) 本 (ophav), men er bedre kendt som solens rige. Efter at have opholdt mig i Japan i to måneder, fremgår det tydeligt hvorfor, at solen har sit herredømme i dette … Read More