In conjunction with the Fukuoka-hosted World Swimming Championships, Fukuoka City created a "Fukuoka Vegan, Vegetarian, and Halal-friendly Map", which was distributed at locations like the JR Hakata Station square in the Hakata district. (more…)
Amidst the increasing number of foreign tourists visiting Japan, eftax, a Japanese IT company, has launched "HaloDish", a mobile search service app for Muslims in Japan on 13 October. Users can find Halal restaurants and mosques, considering not only location and operating hours but also Halal menu information and ingredient processing details. The app addresses the challenges Muslims face in Japan, such as reading food labels and finding suitable places for daily prayers. With a focus on customization, HaloDish allows users to set their dietary preferences. This service aims to...
Located in the heart of Tokyo, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo stands amidst a vast garden resembling a forest. Find out about the garden's charm from Ms. Shimamura (from its marketing group) and the offerings like Kaiseki cuisines for Muslims from Mr. Suita (from its restaurant Ryotei Kinsui). (more…)
Located in the maritime city of Rokko Island, Hotel Plaza Kobe is an urban resort hotel offering delightful dining experiences and beautiful vistas. We recently discovered that the hotel is making strides in accommodating Muslim guests and sat down with them for a chat. (more…)
In this interview, we spoke to the President of HI-partners Inc., Hiroshi Tsujimura, which runs Ninja-Do: a popular group among foreign tourists for its ninja-samurai shows and ninja experience in Osaka.Many foreign tourists associate Japan with 'ninja', but with so many competitors, what makes this group different from the rest? (more…)
KAMBE Co., Ltd., a venerable tatami material supplier with a history spanning over a century, has ventured into developing prayer mats for Muslims, a first in the Japanese tatami industry. These mats have even been selected as prayer accessories for the Osaka Expo 2025. Let's delve into their journey behind this creation and their future outlook. (more…)
"Hotel Yugaf Inn Okinawa" has obtained Muslim-friendly certification from the NPO Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA)*1. Let's hear from a rep of the Public Relations Division of MAEDASANGYO HOTELS (the operator of this hotel), Nagawa, about the hotel's attractions and services for Muslims. (more…)
As international tourism bounces back, Nagano City is making strides to ensure all visitors, including Muslims, Vegans and Vegetarians, enjoy a rich culinary experience. (more…)
Kyoto Arashiyama Yosiya is a Halal-certified Japanese restaurant popular with Muslims. It started out as a Muslim-friendly restaurant and obtained Halal certification from the Kyoto Halal Council (京都ハラール評議会)*1 in March 2016.Find out all about their Muslim-friendly measures, given their location in a tourist spot. (more…)
Hiking Mount Fuji, the iconic and majestic volcano in Japan, is a thrilling adventure that attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. With its breathtaking views and rich cultural significance, climbing Mount Fuji is an experience that requires careful preparation. In this post, I will explain (in detail) the essential steps and considerations to ensure a safe and enjoyable hike up Mount Fuji. (more…)
Nayuta, in Fukuoka Prefecture, held a crowdfunding campaign to build a new Muslim-friendly facility with an open-air bath, a large bathhouse and an open-air wood-fired sauna called "THE VANISH", to attract tourism. And the campaign has achieved a 121% success!Nayuta is a multi-use facility with a vegan restaurant and onigiri bar. The facility does not serve alcohol and the entire facility, including the restaurant, is Muslim-friendly. The project aims to build new saunas and open-air baths. Inside the baths and open-air baths, curtains and walls will be installed to provide...
Muslims visiting Japan have many concerns, such as where to pray and what to eat. Feel Japan with K Co., Ltd. is a travel agency that addresses such concerns of Muslim travellers for their Japan trip. In this interview, hear from CEO Takeo Kishida about the challenges of inbound travel and their future outlook. (more…)