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Bon On Shya

730 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-5535
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“brown rice” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
730 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We sat outside right next to the street. It's a cosy and welcoming cafe - lovely service, great cake, even better coffee! :)

Thank Thomas Z
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This place is located in a gallery displaying art and pottery. The staff are all really relaxed and friendly. They serve Hare Krishna style vegetarian food. This can be good if you're after a break from Japanese food and need to increase your vege intake....More

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try the authentic vegetarian cuisine in Koyasan but you have to make a reservation at the temple and the price at the restaurant in town is too pricey. Luckily we found Bon On Shya which offers vegetarian food at decent prices. Mind...More

Thank aizazamhot
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The place is very nice and the owners are too. There is a daily lunch plan which gives good vegetarian food for a decent price. The atmosphere is really nice and adds a lot to this place. If you like vegetarian, definitely a place to...More

Thank Ballins94
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has really good vegetarian and vegan food. Also the caffè part is good. They also have a set menù for 1.200 ¥ (main dish + cake + coffe/tea/other). The main dish change all the day.

Thank Alice M
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We visited Bon on Shya because of the reviews. We found two seats at the counter overlooking the kitchen and the couple who run the place. However, the couple serving was quarrelling .... The lunch was not bad but not better than average. Reviewers that...More

Thank Johan17
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great little gallery - cafe that serves good veggie food in a nice and refreshing setting. They even have an outdoor table on the street that allows you to sit and watch the people passing by. Definitely a good place and a great service .

1  Thank FloranH
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I had been to Koyasan a couple of times, so I'm aware of limited services/activities in such a small town, as most of Japanese places in the countryside.Most places in Koya-san are closed for breakfast during early morning - including the few coffee shops -...More

2  Thank Sabrina S
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a lovely peaceful lunch here. The ever-changing lunch set is a very good value and was just the right amount of fuel to power us up for more exploring. I don't know how many other vegetarian options there are in Koya-san besides the...More

2  Thank Chattyscrapper
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Ate their for lunch - they only offered one set meal all served on one plate and was vegetarian for 1000 yen. For only 1,200 yen you could have that set meal plus a slide of homemade cake and coffee or tea. We really enjoyed...More

Thank Sara G
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Lunch, Brunch
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Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Wakayama Prefecture  >  Ito-gun  >  Koya-cho
  • Phone Number: +81 736-56-5535
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