Wow, we can’t believe that after six years blogging, this is the first time we write a post about Kyoto! Kyoto had been in our bucket list especially since we wanted to visit Arashiyama during Sakura season, but only until last December I finally stepped my foot on Kyoto. Not for Sakura viewing (well… obiviously…), but to try a restaurant that offer Halal washoku dish near Arashiyama area.
We really appreciate Japan’s act toward Muslim-friendly tourism. Especially when they provide prayer room in strategic location, like Tokyo Station. The space is available since 2017 and located at Information Centre of Marunouchi North Exit.
As requested from Alexis (sorry that we took so long to make this post!), this time we will share the filming location of 2010’s movie: Solanin. Most of the locations are located at the border of Kanagawa and Tokyo. You can start your journey from Izumi-Tamagawa Station which is along Odakyu Line, about 30 minutes train ride from Shibuya Station.
Fuji Shibazakura Festival is one of famous place to visit during spring. Even though the 2020 Fuji Shibazakura Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, but you can put this place on your must visit list! Not only because this place is beautiful, but also because there is a Muslim friendly foods available there too!
Have you ever wondered how the non-halal non-vegetarian Ramen taste like? We’ve tasted some Halal or vegetarian Ramen before. Our most favorite Ramen is the one from Matsuri restaurant in Osaka. Since then, there’s barely any Halal Ramen that can meet our standard. We always goes “yeah…. it’s good, but not as good as the one in Matsuri”. Lol.
Early this year, the famous Tonkotsu Ramen shop, Ichiran, open their No Pork Ichiran Ramen shop in Tokyo. I’ve read the review that said the taste is similar to original one. It spark my curiosity wether it can beat the Matsuri Ramen. However please understand that there is no Halal certification for this No Pork Ichiran Ramen.
Do you know that this mosque is the oldest one in Japan? It’s not Tokyo, it’s Kobe, a city means “Gate of God”. What history Kobe Mosque offers and what it currently has? How to go there if you want to pay a visit? Read this post to find out.
This time we post filming locations based on twitter’s request. The movie called 溺れるナイフ, with English title Drowning Love or The Knife That Dropped in Water. It was released in 2016 and have been played in 2017 Japanese Film Festival Indonesia. I did not watch it that time. So I just knew and enjoyed it after @ChaCrayong requested us for covering the filming locations of this movie (thank you!). And yes, the scenes and places are beautiful that they are worth our search and post here.
When it comes to Halal Restaurant option, KIX is one of our favorite. Previously, we had udon at The U-don. This time, we tried soba dish at Sojibo. The restaurant has Halal logo in front of their restaurant, so even without prior information search, fellow Muslim traveler can be assured that they provide Halal menu.