In Tokyo, there are more than one Mosque available for Muslim. While Tokyo Mosque as the biggest one, you can find other Mosques in several area. This time, we went to Ueno where As-Salaam Mosque is located.
“Fukkatsu Love” (復活LOVE) is one of the best Arashi’s singles. It’s not merely about the song and its story, but also its PV. Released in February 2016, Fukkatsu Love PV and its making made us scream!
Nara is one of favorite destination for one-day trip from Osaka. The deer at Nara park seems to be attractive for tourist, just like the one in Miyajima. Another reason for Muslim traveler who want to visit Nara is the fact that they welcome Muslim by providing prayer room at Nara City Tourist Information Centre, just beside Nara Station.
This is probably the best halal restaurant we ever visited. No kidding. The food, the vibe, and the service are superb!
In Japan, a train station is not only for those who commuting everyday. It also serves as a meeting place, a shopping arcade, a food court, and a -common- shooting location. Go watch Japanese movies, doramas, anime, or variety shows. They often have scenes set in a train station, if not or in addition to the scene inside the train.
This time we go with a 2013 movie starring Ninomiya Kazunari: Pla-ti-na-Da-ta (of course you have to read it the way Nino said it in the movie). The set is when Ryuhei Kagura being chased by the police. He wandered around Shinagawa Station before he found the place to escape and hide.
After Hokkaido, Fukuoka is also known as food paradise. One of their popular dish is Hakata Ramen. Unfortunately the broth is made from pork so Muslim cannot try the dish. Don’t be sad because you can still savor a bowl of Halal Ramen in Hakata eventhough it’s different from Hakata Ramen. The Life Cafe and Hostel offers Muslim friendly menu at their Cafe.
I first heard about Tomonoura (鞆の浦) when I came across an article about places that become inspiration for Ghibli movies. Anyone who watched Ponyo might recognize the scenery. The place looks soooooo beautiful in picture, so it became my must-visit list in Japan. Last Autumn, I finally had a chance to witness the beauty of this port town.