Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Yuurin-an: A Traditional Cafe in Kurashiki to Get Happiness

Are you after some special memories from your trip to Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter?

Come to Yuurin-An (有鄰庵)!

Their desserts are very cute, and one of the dishes even comes with unlimited rice! At Yuurin-An, you will also be able to experience Japanese culture.

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Shiawase Pudding at Yuurin-an

Kurashiki Historical Bikan Quarter Yuurin-an Cafe's Shiawase Pudding

Not only is the pudding yummy and cute at Yuurin-an, but it is also said that: ‘if you can still remember what your pudding looked like two weeks after you had it, it will bring you good luck!’

We totally couldn’t remember, so too bad for us, but hey, you still have a chance!

When you order the Shiawase Pudding, you will get to pick which happy face on the pudding you would like to eat (^^)/.

Tip: The pudding contains eggs, if you don’t eat eggs, try out their panda-shaped panna cotta! You can also learn some of the useful phrases for vegetarians at restaurants with our Essential Japanese Travel Phrases for Vegetarian article (=゚ω゚)ノ.

Tamago Kake Gohan

If you can eat eggs, you might be tempted to order the famousTamagokake Gohan (raw egg and soy sauce on hot Japanese rice) when you visit Yuurin-An.

At Yuurin-an, Tamagokake Gohan also comes with unlimited rice and eggs, but please don’t abuse it!

Important: The special soy sauce that comes with the dish contains seafood extract. One way to resolve the issue is by bringing a little bottle of soy sauce!

Kurashiki Historical Bikan Quarter Yuurin-an Cafe's Tamagokakegohan

Peach Juice

What do you think the pink glass in my hand looks like?

Kurashiki Historical Bikan Quarter Yuurin-an Cafe's Peach Juice

Most of our friends said it looks like a butt (´▽`*). BUT, it is actually not just a “butt” but a “peach butt”!

When the Japanese think about Okayama Prefecture, they think of peach. This is because the famous Japanese folk tale, Momotarō, the Hero of Justice originates from Okayama. And if you ask why Momotarō (Peach Boy) comes from Okayama, it is because Okayama‘s white peaches are delicious!

The Peach Glasses used at Yuurin-An are all handmade by Okayama’s famous glass workwoman. That is why it is so special. Not because of the “butt” look, but the uniqueness of the glasses! And by the way, the juice was yummy too!

If you want to bring it home, you can! With 25,080 yen, you will be able to own this cute peach butt (´▽`*).

For other items on the menu, please refer to this HERE.

Japanese Cultural Activity at Yuurin-an

Please note they only accept groups of five or more for the activities below on weekdays. Reservations at least three day in advance is essential.

The activities are available between 12 pm to 4 pm each day. If you are interested in participating, make a booking by:
→ Calling: +81-86-486-2224
→ Emailing: [email protected]

If you need assistance booking any of the experiences with Yuurin-An, contact us HERE, and we will get back to you (^_-)-☆.

Daruma Dolls Colouring

Daruma Dolls are traditional Japanese dolls that symbolize perseverance and good luck. You might also find some one-eyed Daruma Dolls that your Japanese friends own. This is because the doll brings good luck to the owner in accomplishing a goal. Once the goal is accomplished, the other eye is then drawn on.

Look at the cute Daruma Dolls in the photo! Don’t you want to draw one for yourself and bring good luck back home with you??

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Yuurin-An will provide everything you need for this experience. So all you need to bring with you is just: 1,800 yen and 45 to 90 minutes of your time!

Chopsticks Making

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You may have used chopsticks before, but have you ever made a pair??

At Yuurin-An, you will be able to make your own original chopsticks with this high-quality Hinoki wood (a species of cypress)!

We know the chopsticks in the photo might look plain, but don’t worry; you will be adding color to your chopsticks! (=゚ω゚)ノ.

Yuurin-An will provide everything you need for this experience, so all you need to bring is just 1,500 yen and 30 to 90 minutes of your time!

Also, don’t worry about the language barrier. They have staff who can speak English as well!

Yuurin-an’s Business Hours and Access Information

  • Yuurin-an is open from
    • 11 am to 5 pm on weekdays
    • 9 am to 5 pm on weekends and public holidays
  • It is just a 10-minute walk from JR Kurashiki Station’s South Exit!
  • You can drop by the Post Office next door to send a postcard to your friends and families!!

Explore the Rest of the Kurashiki Historical Bikan Quarter

Kurashiki Bikan Area
Click the photo to find out more information about where else to visit close by!

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter is a historic area filled with traditional Japanese buildings, perfect for some photography sessions.

With a variety of shops, trendy cafes and galleries in the area, you can easily spend a whole day here without getting bored!

Find out more about this gorgeous part of Japan with our Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter article!

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