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Japan to end COVID-19 border controls on tourists from 8 May

Currently, all entrants must present certification of three COVID-19 doses or a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of departure to enter Japan. However, Japan will end the current border control measures on international travellers on 8 May as COVID-19 will be downgraded to the same category as a common disease (like influenza), in the country's major shift toward normalizing social and economic activities. This new framework will be subjected to travellers arriving at five major airports: Narita, Haneda, Chubu, Kansai and Fukuoka. Click the link to find out...

Ninja Cafe Asakusa serves ‘shuriken’ you can eat with halal options

If you're a ninja fan, you need to check out this ninja-themed cafe "NINJA Cafe ASAKUSA" with hands-on entertainment in Asakusa that turns you into a ninja dressed in all that ninja gear. Customers can enjoy a hearty meal including a ninja curry with a shuriken (small star-shaped throwing blade)-shaped rice. The restaurant also provides vegetarian, vegan, and halal meals for those with diet restrictions. Find out more in the link (Eng) below. Also See:Must-Visit Tokyo 1-Day Itinerary: 6 Recommended Places for You

Gather around gamers! A six-storey Bandai Namco arcade just opened in Akihabara

Bandai Namco just opened its first gaming center, and it's massive! Filled to the brim with fun much-beloved entertainment from the famous video game company, Bandai Namco, this'll be a sweet tourist spot for all gamers and anime-lovers. Aside from games, this six-storey arcade also has a complete collection of gachapon (toy-capsule machine), an open area to play card games, and so much more. The Namco arcade is located in Akihabara and will be crowded by otakus alike for sure!

Fostering Muslim-inclusive attractions to attract tourists, Ichihara DMO

In Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, the Ichihara DMO (Tourism Region Development Corporation: Ichihara City Tourism Association) is taking the lead in attracting tourists and improving the environment to accommodate them, especially Muslims. Discover from Executive Director Masaomi Ikeda what drew the city to focus on Muslims and what the future holds. (more…)

Our Muslim-friendly Japanese snack packs now available at halal restaurant MATSURI

Ramadan Kareem Everyone! It's your Muslimah Admin Iman here. And I have some great news to share with you today. Our assorted Muslim-friendly Japanese snack packs are finally available at the famous halal restaurant MATSURI in Osaka. You can enjoy them on-the-road, or give them to your friends, colleagues and families as souvenirs. (more…)

Asia’s first! The new Harry Potter Studio Park to open in Tokyo in June 2023

Harry Potter fans rejoice! The new Harry Potter theme park "Warner Bros Studio Tour Tokyo– Making of Harry Potter –" will open on 16 June 2023 on the old site of Toshimaen theme park in Nerima-ku, Tokyo. This park will be the first of its kind opened outside Britain. Photo: ’Wizarding World' and all related names, characters and indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. – Wizarding World publishing rights © J.K. Rowling via Warner Bros Studio Tour Tokyo This walk-through entertainment facility takes visitors on a...

Travel in comfort with TOKYO MUSLIM Travelers’ Guide 2023-2024

As a way of accommodating travellers with diverse cultures and customs, the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) have published TOKYO MUSLIM Travelers’ Guide, showing places to eat, pray, shop and stay that are ready to host Muslim travellers, so they can spend a comfortable time in Tokyo. It even includes useful Japanese phrases travellers can use in their trip. Japan Halal Business Association (JHBA) has been supervising this guidebook for three years in a row. And travellers can find more shops in this new edition. Download from the link...

A much-loved Sendai restaurant is back with halal and vegan menus

Closed in 2016, the Italian restaurant "Pasta House Pomodoro" favoured by the locals in Kashiwagi (Sendai) for 20 years, has reopened in February 2023 at the same location. It is approximately a 1-min walk from Kashiwagi 2-chome (Sendai City Bus) bus stop.Bringing back its nostalgic taste, all its dishes are now made to be halal-compliant to ensure all kinds of customers can be assured when enjoying the food. It also serves vegan-friendly dishes, with English menu available. Find out more in the translated link below.

Strawberry-picking: TOP 5 ranking of the most popular spots in Japan

Juicy, Plump, Delicious! Strawberry is one of the highlights of Japan's springtime that you don't want to miss. And what better way to enjoy this fruit than STRAWBERRY PICKING.Strawberry picking is a popular activity among the locals and foreigners, with many farms across Japan letting you pick and eat fresh strawberries on your own. Some farms even provide chocolate sauces, snacks or drinks that you can enjoy together with the strawberries. Here are the TOP 5 strawberry picking spots across Japan ranked by popularity, based on the Japanese digital magazine...

NinjaPaste: A new healthy low-carb & low-calorie source, Sydecas

Say hello to the developer behind NinjaPaste, which uses konnyaku as its key ingredient— the food tech company Sydecas Inc. Launching the NinjaFoods brand, they offer an array of products catering to people with food restrictions. Find out all about the features of this ingredient and future developments with the company's president, Mr Masahiro Yoritama. (more…)