Hi all... thank you for your tips for my vegetarian travel to japan... i'm doing the best i can, but of course there's almost no way to know if i've eaten something that i "shouldnt". that said, heres what ive eaten so far:
breakfast: in hotel, buffet - eggs, bread, salad, rice, fruit
lunch: kamameshi with chestnuts / eggplant with "sweet and sour sauce" (the sauce was more like hoisen sauce)
dinner: chinese restarurant - fried noodles with veggies (reminds me of the noodles i ate all over hong kong)
snacks: flaky pastry filled with red bean paste (i think thats what it was - whatever it was it was good!), coffee, fried doughy green tea flavored pastry filled with um, maybe more red bean paste?
I've been ordering by pointing, their broken english but great desire to help, and a note that a business associate wrote that says some version of "i am a vegetarian and dont eat meat, poultry or fish". So far so good!