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Muslim Friendly Restaurant : Malaychan @ Ikebukuro

I had heard of Malaychan as the only restaurant in Japan that has been certified by JAKIM (Malaysia Halal) and as one of the oldest restaurants serving halal food. When I went to Ikebukuro the other day I remembered it and decided to try their lunch. It’s only about 5 min walk from JR Ikebukuro st. West Exit. The restaurant is small and has a kampong feel, which was nice. I ordered the chicken soup with rice vermicelli and my friend the nasi goring set that came with pickles and 2 sticks of satay with peanut sauce. Satay is one of my favorite dishes from Malaysia/Indonesia and I was excited… Read more »

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Hello Kitty Run 2014

Mochi Mochi Japan is proud to announce that we have completed the Hello Kitty Run yesterday! We ran 42.195km relay in 3 hours 57 minutes and 3 seconds!! We were the 60th but it’s really not bad because we were a group of only 3 runners, 2 females and 1 male, whereas other groups had more than 5 runners. Our goal was to run the whole distance within 4 hours and 30 minutes, which was the time limit, and we reached the goal within less than 4 hours! DJ Kitty was so entertaining and the whole event was a bit more special than other running events. The air in the suburb of… Read more »

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Halal Bento Box | Halal Bento Tokyo – We offer high class Halal Japanese cuisine bento delivery & catering for Muslim visitors-

Halal Bento Box | Halal Bento Tokyo – We offer high class Halal Japanese cuisine bento delivery & catering for Muslim visitors- We offer the finest Japanese halal meals and Omotenashi for Muslims. We can deliver our Washoku all over Japan and cater to Tokyo. You don’t need to worry about the food in Japan. For your travel in Japan, business meeting with Muslims, you may choose Freshly made delivery, chilled-delivery(vacuum-packed),or frozen-delivery(vacuum-packed). | Halal Bento Box Great service! Halal Washoku (Japanese cousin) bento deliverable anywhere in Japan. But the price is high, they got to be oishii…

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“Muslim Friendly” and “Local Halal Certificate”

As you can imagine, it’s not easy to manage a halal restaurant or make halal products in a non-muslim country, Japan. Since operating a completely halal restaurant like in a muslim country is difficult in Japan, there are local standard for halal restaurants. Here, I will introduce “muslim friendly standard” by NPO Nippon Asia Halal Association and “local halal certification” by Malaysia Halal Corporation.  Muslim Friendly Standard – Ingredients: All must be halal. – Plates and utensils: There must be plates and utensils only for halal food. – Workers: 1, There must be workers who handle only halal items but others can handle non-halal items. 2, It’s not necessary to… Read more »

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Duty-free Items increased for the foreign visitors to Japan!

From October 1st, 2014, foreign visitors to Japan can purchase consumable goods such as medicines, food, drinks, and cosmetics without paying the 8% consumption tax! Before then, only general goods such as electronics and clothes were applicable for duty-free shopping.  For details, check this page by Japan Shopping Tourism Organization. http://enjoy.taxfree.jp

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Muslim Friendly Restaurant : Salma Tikka Biryani @ Shinagawa

Best biryani I’ve had in my life!!!! This Indian restaurant is delicious, reasonable, clean, and muslim friendly. All the food here is halal; the chicken, lamb, and mutton meat used are halal. They don’t serve pork and beef. The only reason I don’t say it is a “halal restaurant” is because they serve alcohol. I read on Feel Japan with K that Brunei Embassy staff (their embassy is located in Shinagawa) are regular customers of Salma Tikka Biryani, and it made me want to try this place with my Japanese ex-colleague from Brunei. All the good reviews on the internet were true!! We both loved the food and the seats in… Read more »

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Prayer Room @ Gotemba Premium Outlets

Outlet malls in Japan are popular among foreign Asian tourists. Gotemba Premium Outlet near Mt. Fuji is one of the largest in Japan where you can enjoy the view the mountain while shopping at over 200 shops. And they have a prayer room too!! For overseas visitors, they give free coupons with which you can get more discounts. To get the coupons, go to the Information Center and show your passport. Most of the shops offer tax free shopping as well for a purchase above 10001 yen. It’s a bit far from Tokyo but is a nice place to hang out. There’s a ferris wheel, too. You could include a… Read more »

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HATOBUS|Tokyo Aladdin (A day tour for muslims)

HATOBUS|Tokyo Aladdin (A day tour for muslims) Hato Bus is Tokyo’s foremost sightseeing bus service, providing convenient one-day trips to all of Tokyo’s best tourist spots. With our great variety of tours and destinations, let us create a perfect day in Tokyo just for you! Great news for muslims interested in getting around Tokyo! Hatobus is a famous bus tour agent in Tokyo, and they now have a day tour for muslims called “Tokyo Aladdin”! (Couldn’t they come up with a better name..?!) They have a tour on Mondays and Fridays, and the price is 9,500 yen/adult and 8,500 yen/child, including lunch and an English speaking guide. Somehow, the Friday… Read more »