Hello! Thank you for visiting Mochi Mochi Halal.
Mochi Mochi Halal is a blog dedicated to the Muslim visitors to Japan.


About the Author

I am Tomo, a non-Muslim Japanese living in Japan. I took a two-day halal business course by Japan Halal Business Association to study about halal and halal business in Japan before starting this blog.

Currently I’m living and working in Tokyo, one of the busiest places in the world. From time to time, I feel the need to escape to nature but I also enjoy the perks of living in a city. I appreciate the great variety of restaurants, the convenient public transportation, and the fact I have easy access to arts and culture. There’s something new to do and see every weekend!

How this blog started

I came up with the idea of creating a blog about Japan for Muslim visitors when I was working in an Islamic country. One of my closest Muslim colleagues was very strict about what she eats due to her religious beliefs. She said she would love to visit Japan but that it would be difficult for her because of the food. She said it will be tiring to worry about food while traveling. So, I told her if she decides to visit Japan, I will do some research on where she can eat halal meal and do the prayer.

Then I thought, maybe there are Muslim people in the world just like her who are hesitating to visit Japan because of the lack of information that are necessary for them. I thought why not share the information I collect for my friend with others like her?

I hope you find something here that will help your visit to Japan.