Hibi no Kate

Organic vegan dishes close to Yonago Station

By Kim B    - 2 min read

In my opinion, Tottori Prefecture is one of Japan's hidden gems. There are some amazing things to do and see in this region - for instance, did you know that Japan has sand dunes? You'll find them a short distance from the heart of Tottori City, and they are well worth the visit. Around an hour by train from Tottori City is Yonago, the gateway to neighboring Shimane Prefecture and home to a wonderful vegan restaurant called Hibi no Kate.

There are a range of different main dishes available here, each priced around the 1000 to 1200 yen mark. The meals are hearty, too - there are options like fried "chicken" made from soy protein or vegan hamburger steak, served with brown rice, miso soup, and a range of vegetable sides. If you're after a lighter option, the bean and vegetable curry or the teriyaki brown rice burger come highly recommended.

If you're visiting here with children, Hibi no Kate also offer kids meals which come with an egg-free omelet, a vegan hamburger steak, miso soup, vegetable gratin and brown rice. The presentation is adorable and it definitely encourages the little ones to try a bit of everything on their plate.

Another helpful note is that the owner speaks English, and there are also English menus available, making it easy for those of us who don't speak fluent Japanese.

For more on what there is to see and do in Yonago, visit the Japan Travel guide here.

Getting there

Hibi no Kate is located approximately five minutes on foot from Yonago Station, served by the JR Sanin Main Line and JR Sakai Line.

Yonago can also be accessed from Tokyo via an overnight bus service operated by Willer Express. After Yonago, the overnight bus then travels on to Matsue and Izumo in Shimane Prefecture.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures - with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sherilyn Siy 2 weeks ago
The bright colors are so appealing. I'm picking up some great ideas for bento.
Sleiman Azizi 2 weeks ago
The presentation looks so colourful. Kids would surely love this place.
Kim B Author 2 weeks ago
I love how they even cut the carrot slices into shapes. Nothing is left to chance!
Elena Lisina 2 weeks ago
Nice arrange! I like vegetables, but fish as well. ;)