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Finding Halal food and prayer spaces made easy with Japan’s HaloDish

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...

Muslim tatami prayer mat ‘inori’ by Japan’s oldest tatami manufacturer, Kambe

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…)

Muslim hotspot for halal-certified Japanese food & souvenirs, Kyoto Arashiyama Yosiya

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…)

Mt Fuji Hiking: What You Need to Prepare

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…)

Muslim-friendly open-air bath facility to build in Fukuoka

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...