Halal-certified: Taking Japanese Baumkuchen out to the world, FDI
Kagawa-based confectionery manufacturer FDI has obtained Halal certification for its Baumkuchen, exporting them to the Islamic market. In this interview, hear from founder-president Junji Hara on the details behind their product's features and future prospects. (more…)
Halal food truck is coming to Gotemba Premium Outlet for a special time only
Located at the base of Mt. Fuji, Gotemba Premium Outlet will have an assembly of food trucks offering various gourmet foods to support health-conscious customers, including halal menus on 25–26 March 2023. The food trucks are a part of the event "Wellness Shopping at Gotemba Premium Outlets!" that will be held at the outlet on 25 Mac–31 May 2023 to promote health. Gotemba Premium Outlets is Japan's most popular outlet, receiving lots of love from Muslim and other international tourists as well. Apart from a wide selection of stores and...
Halal Japanese food & wholehearted hospitality for Muslims in Miyajima, Miyajima Yamaichi
Home to the World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture is a popular tourist destination known as one of the three most picturesque places in Japan. Miyajima Yamaichi Co., Ltd., which runs a restaurant and ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), provides Halal Japanese food and prayer space for Muslims visiting Miyajima.Let's discover how they came to accommodate Muslims and their future prospects straight from President Teppei Yamamatsu. (more…)
2-Day Muslim-friendly trip in Sendai for cherry-blossom hunting
Located in the Tohoku Region (northeast Japan), Sendai is by far the largest city in the region– where modern comes in harmony with nature –about 90 minutes from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train). As spring is coming, what better way to enjoy Japan in this season than HANAMI (cherry-blossom viewing). Check out this 2-day spring trip in Sendai, featuring scenic cherry-blossom spots like Shiroishigawa-Tsutsumi Hitome Senbonzakura (1,200 cherry blossom trees stretching along an 8km path) or riding a slope car through blooming cherry-blossoms at Funaoka Castle Park. The course also recommends...
Get halal curry at Haneda Airport’s new one-stop entertainment complex
Inside the new commercial facility opened in Haneda Airport Terminal 3 "Haneda Airport Garden", curry lovers across the globe will find a brand new spot "Japan Loves Curry" (カレーは日本の国民食) where you get to taste a wide selection of curry dishes from two popular curry restaurant chains in Japan: GoGo Curry and Siddique. Great news for Muslim travellers, you can enjoy a variety of halal dishes served at Siddique, a halal Indian-Pakistani restaurant. It has vegetarian options too. Now you don't have to worry on where to eat when you're at...
Haneda Airport’s new hotel-shopping complex with express bus terminal & hot spring
Ranked as the world's second best airport according to Skytrax's 2021/2022 World Airport Survvey, Haneda Airport (Tokyo) now has a complex directly connected to Haneda Airport Terminal 3 (international flights)— HANEDA AIRPORT GARDEN, opened in 31 January. The complex is designed to meet the diverse needs of Haneda Airport as it becomes a 24-hour international hub airport. Users can enjoy the new bus terminal serving major destinations, over 70 shops including restaurants, 2 high-end hotels, and an open-air 'natural hot spring' bath with a stunning view of Mt. Fuji. When...
Japan’s first large halal mart Bongo Bazar offers items with helpful display for Muslims
Located in Misato, Saitama, BONGO BAZAR is the first large-scale halal supermarket selling all kinds of products from overseas and Japan, including halal wagyu beef, Asian spices, delicatessen, and tropical fruits like durian. On the shelves, customers can find indicators, such as Muslim-friendly, Non Halal, Syubhah, and Halal-certified, to help them easily check which products they can consume. With halal Japanese products increasing, the supermarket also has a dedicated shelf for halal food products in Japan. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by!Find out more in the...
More halal food to be added in Japanese low-cost Gyomu Super lineup
Kobe Bussan, operating a franchise of "Gyomu Super", has set out in its medium-term management plan for 2024 to "further enhance its range of Halal products and others". Gyomu Super is a low-cost and affordable supermarket that offers a wide range of halal food products, from condiments to confectionery. Beyond for commercial use, they are also well-recognised by Muslims living in Japan, leading to increased sales.When you visit Japan, just head on to the nearest Gyomu Super for some halal food shopping! Related Article:Malaysia’s first Japanese low-cost supermarket opens in...
Popular halal ramen Honolu opens a new branch in Shinjuku-Gyoenmae
The very popular halal ramen chain in Japan, Honolu, has opened a new branch "Honolu Shinjuku-Gyoenmae" in Shinjuku-Gyoenmae in 16 February 2023. Located in Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Gyoenmae is an area that holds one of Tokyo's largest parks, Shinjuku Gyoen, famous for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in spring. (more…)
Halal nutritious drinkable ‘IV drip’ from quality Japanese rice goes overseas
OGATA VILLAGE AKITAKOMACHI RICE PRODUCERS CO., LTD. involved in rice production and processed products, has launched its highly nutritious and non-alcoholic drink "Fresh Rice Malt" to overseas markets. Made from ‘Kome Koji’ (rice malt) developed in Akita, one of the famous places in Japan for rice production, the drink is also known as "drinking IV drip" formulated with 16 different lactic acid bacteria. The drink is made according to the Islamic percepts and has obtained Halal certification from NAHA, a Japanese halal organisation with mutual accreditation with Malaysia’s JAKIM, Singapore's...
Matsuri: Your halal one-stop eatery for Japanese food faves in Osaka
Salam and Hello Everyone.Are you looking for a convenient place that serves all kinds of Japanese food? Well, this halal restaurant MATSURI got you covered. Let's check the place out! (more…)
Halal to vegan! New insta-worthy cafe ‘Kawa Kitchen’ opens in Tokyo
A sustainable-themed café/restaurant designed by the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, KAWA KITCHEN, has opened on 1st February in Kuramae, Tokyo. Not only can you enjoy the aesthetics, but the café also serves food that accommodates diverse dietary like halal, vegan, gluten-free, and flexitarian. Close to Asakusa, Kuramae is known as the 'Brooklyn of Tokyo', with its modern and fashionable cafés/stores, while still maintaining the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese downtown area. If you're a café hopper, make sure to drop by! Find out more in the translated link below.