Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) posted a few YouTube clips for Muslim travelers. They even seem to have a website in Indonesian!
Halal cuisine has become a hot topic in Japan—and not just by coincidence. The Japanese government has set a target of welcoming 20 million visitors annually by 2020, the year Tokyo hosts the Olympic and Paralympic games, and as the economies of Japan’s Asian neighbors continue to grow, travelers hailing from Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries possessing large Islamic populations are expected to increase significantly. 続きを読む Eating Halal: Japanese Cuisine Becoming More Accessible to Muslim Tourists
When Mohamed Farhan visited Fukuoka, a prefecture located south-west of Japan, in 2006, the Singaporean was confined to a menu of salad and instant noodles for five days. 続きを読む How Japan is courting Muslim tourists
Europe is hosting the first-ever international conference on halal tourism to look at how the industry can capitalise on one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. 続きを読む Europe to host first-ever international conference on halal tourism
Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said. 続きを読む Japan sees gold in Muslim tourism
SINGAPORE: Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said Friday (Aug 1). Singapore-based CrescentRating, which promotes “halal” or Islam-compliant travel, said Southeast Asia would be a key source for Muslim tourists after Tokyo eased visa requirements.
On a recent weekday a little after noon, Nazeer Ahmed came to the prayer room at the Aeon Mall at Makuhari New City in Chiba.
A specially installed ablution area allowed him to wash his hands and feet. A sign on the ceiling pointed toward Mecca. He prayed quietly for about 20 minutes, even though public service announcements could be heard coming from the mall. 続きを読む Chiba rolls out the prayer mat for Muslim workers, students, tourists
Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers. 続きを読む Halal tourism takes off in Japan