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TOP 10 illumination spots in Greater Tokyo that take you into a whole new world

As Japan is ready to embrace the winter season, that means it's also ILLUMINATION season. Illumination is one of the main attractions during winter in Japan, where the streets and cities will lit up with beautiful lightings blending well with the nature and surrounding area.Check out this year's TOP 10 'Other-wordly' Illumination Spots in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (Greater Tokyo Area)*1, based on the survey conducted by the Japanese travel portal 'Jalan'. This year's NO.1 spot goes to Ashikaga Flower Park's Flower Fantasy-the Garden of Illuminated Flowers in Tochigi. Popular for its wisteria flowers in spring, the park is also one of the '3 Top Illuminations in Japan', giving life to a truly out-of-this-world beauty in the art of flowers and lights created by advanced technology. Click the link for details. And don't forget to comment below on what you think!! *1 Greater Tokyo Area: consists of 7 prefectures which are Tokyo, Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Tochigi and Yamanashi. It is also called the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Also See:・Japan’s moving 18m Gundam lit up for winter, adds new pose set to YOASOBI’s op song・The huge spectacular snow statues – Sapporo Snow Festival 2023・Muslim Tourism in Hida Takayama and Beyond

Enjoy up to 35% discount for Malaysia Airlines flights to Tokyo, Osaka & more

The Malaysian flag carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is conducting its Year-End Sale promo until 12 December 2022, for travel until 31 August 2023. Travellers can enjoy up to 35% off on flight tickets and holiday packages to domestic (within Malaysia) and international destinations, with more discounts for add-ons and more. To Tokyo (Narita/Haneda) and Osaka, MAS is offering all-in return flights for RM3,099 (Economy class). Meanwhile, its tour operating arm, MHholidays, is offering a 5-day/4-night holiday package to Tokyo for RM2,709 per person. Make sure to grab this promo for your next Japan trip!Stay updated with Salam Groovy Japan for more info from tourism to halal in Japan. ■ Malaysia Airlines Year-End Sales PromoSales period: until 12 December 2022Travel period: until 31 August 2023 Related Article:・Malaysia Airlines increases flights on KL-Tokyo/Osaka routes Also See:・Opens until end-2023! teamLab Planets in Tokyo ticket sales from overseas up by 136%・What you need to visit Japan for all foreign tourists & residents?・Latest Muslim guidebook with interactive travel experience, Okayama City

Displays food by pictogram, To cater for foreign tourists towards the Osaka Expo 2025

With 2 years and a half left towards the Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025, initiatives are in progress to accommodate the diverse dietary of tourists from abroad, including Muslims and vegetarians. On 22 November, the Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN) has been conducting a demonstration test in restaurants within Osaka City by displaying the food ingredients used by pictograms on the menus, as a way to help foreign visitors understand them easier. Also, the Expo is planning to set up a system to provide all visitors an easier access to food and drink, regardless of language barriers, on the man-made island of Yumeshima (the Expo venue). Related Article:・Expo 2025 in Osaka: symbolic ‘Ring’ to be world’s largest wooden structure・AI human washing machine on its way for Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025 in Japan Also See:・Halal-certified Restaurant Naritaya in Osaka・Osaka: Futuristic station fusing technology, to open in spring 2023

Opens until end-2023! teamLab Planets in Tokyo ticket sales from overseas up by 136%

Visited by over 3 million visitors (overseas and Japan) since 2018, the digital art interactive art Museum, teamLab Planets, continues to bring you a series of new attractions. And great news, it will be opened until the end of 2023!In about a month from 11 October, ticket sales from international tourists increased to about 136% compared to the same month in 2019 (pre-Covid), with 1 in 3 visitors now coming from overseas. What's new at teamLab Planets in TOKYO:・Garden area with over 13,000 living orchids blooming in mid-air 'Floating Flower Garden'・Moss garden with ovoids that change appearance by day and after sunset 'Sunrise and Sunset / Moss Garden of Resonating Microcosms - Solidified Light Color, Sunrise and Sunset'・Vegan ramen restaurant in an artistic atmosphere 'Vegan Ramen UZU Tokyo'*1・<Winter Special> Water-walking artwork experience on warm water surface to warm your body and soul 'Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People - Infinity' Upcoming Area:・< Starts on 1/12/2022 > From its first NFT series, the immersive space 'Matter is Void-Fire' lets you download the works and rewrite their wordings Compared to teamLab Borderless, Planets is more sensorial and immersive, such as you can interact with digital art while going through knee-deep water. We highly recommend you book the tickets before your trip.If you also want to visit Borderless, you can look forward to its new opening, in central Tokyo, sometime next year. So stay tuned for more updates!! ■ teamLab Planets TOKYO6-1-16 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0061 *1 All ramens are made with the same broth by combining Rausu seaweed and Japanese shiitake mushrooms with vegetables. So, Muslims may also enjoy them. Also See:・World’s largest anime-manga outlet coming in Ikebukuro, March 2023・Pray and eat at Fuji Kawaguchiko Masjid near the famous Lake Kawaguchiko・5 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Japan

Halal included! Wakayama launches multilingual supported website ‘Eat Wakayama’

Wakayama Prefecture has launched a 'Multilingual Menu Creation Support' and a 'Search Engine for Restaurants' websites, covering restaurants and other establishments in this prefecture, on 11 November. Named 'EAT WAKAYAMA', this website is an initiative geared towards the recovery of inbound demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the arrival of foreign tourists to the prefecture ahead of the Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025.When foreign tourists who cannot read Japanese look at the menu and order, helping them get rid of their concerns about allergies, Halal, and such is becoming a must.

Japan’s amazing fireworks display that will mesmerize you in Tsuchiura

If you think you've seen everything about fireworks, then think again! The Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition will give you the chance to see the most breath-taking and innovative firework displays, created by cutting-edge technology combining with imaginative designs. Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition 2022, First Place This firework festival takes place in the small town of Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, along the Sakura River, where many people enjoy a picnic before and during the show.It is also one of the three major fireworks competition in Japan. But unlike the others (that usually happens in summer), you can enjoy this festival in autumn. What kind of festival would you like to visit? Tell us in the comment section below!! ■ Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks CompetitionDates: late October or early November every yearAddress: Sakura River Embankment, Gakuen Bridge area, Tsuchiura CityAccess: [By train] take the JR Joban Line to Tsuchiura Station *this is also covered with your JR Pass Also See:・3 Most Beautiful Places to See Autumn Leaves in Japan・“Islamic Shopping district” Shin-Okubo multinational area・AirAsia X resumes Tokyo/Hokkaido flight services

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TOP 10 illumination spots in Greater Tokyo that take you into a whole new world

As Japan is ready to embrace the winter season, that means it's also ILLUMINATION season. Illumination is one of the main attractions during winter in Japan, where the streets and cities will lit up with beautiful lightings blending well with the nature and surrounding area.Check out this year's TOP 10 'Other-wordly' Illumination Spots in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (Greater Tokyo Area)*1, based on the survey conducted by the Japanese travel portal 'Jalan'. This year's NO.1 spot goes to Ashikaga Flower Park's Flower Fantasy-the Garden of Illuminated Flowers in Tochigi. Popular...

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The Malaysian flag carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is conducting its Year-End Sale promo until 12 December 2022, for travel until 31 August 2023. Travellers can enjoy up to 35% off on flight tickets and holiday packages to domestic (within Malaysia) and international destinations, with more discounts for add-ons and more. To Tokyo (Narita/Haneda) and Osaka, MAS is offering all-in return flights for RM3,099 (Economy class). Meanwhile, its tour operating arm, MHholidays, is offering a 5-day/4-night holiday package to Tokyo for RM2,709 per person. Make sure to grab this promo for...

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Answer to win authentic goodies straight from Japan, Japan Muslim Guide Campaign

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