In Japan, vegetarian tourists might face difficultly in finding resaurants which have vegetarian menus.
Now, Matsumoto has two perfect places for vegetarians, macrobiotic&organic fans, and any people who want to eat healthy and tasty dishes.
A macrobiotic cafe “Hitsuki” has opened at the east end of Nakamachi Street in November.
They serve their original bread made from brown rice porridge. They never use yeast, but the “bread” is really bread.
Their policy is “tasty macrobiotic”.
They never use animal protein and even their soup stock is made of vegetables.
Their sister restaurant “Gen” exists on the crossing near Matsumoto Museum of Art. Gen serves brown rice, not bread.
If you don’t know macrobiotic, please browse Wikipedia or somewhere else. The Japanese Wikipedia says the philosophy of macrobiotic was invented in Japan before World War II and has been getting popular in Western countries. Steve Jobs believed it too much and died of cancer because he didn’t accept normal remedies in the hospital. Check out this web page in "Matsumoto Welcomes You!" for hours and close days, this Google Map for the location.