Nagoya will be remain memorable for us because it’s the first city we’ve ever stepped our foot in Japan together…. then miss the bus to Tokyo 24 hour later, LOL. During our first visit to Nagoya Airport we did not notice whether there’s a prayer room or not. But last December I notice there’s actually Prayer Room available on the air side of Nagoya Airport.
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.
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.
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.
Narita Airport is one the most important airport in Japan since it handles around half the total Japan’s international passenger flight traffic. Can’t believe we haven’t written our review of prayer rooms (yes, it has more than one!) in Narita Airport yet! So, without further ado… here we go!
Bandar Udara Narita merupakan salah satu bandara terpenting di Jepang karena menangani hampir setengah dari total penerbangan internasional Jepang. Nah, karena itu makanya kudu banget dong kami mengulas musholla yang disediakan di sana.
Being the most populated city in Kyushu island, Fukuoka has an Islamic Culture Center named Al Nour. The masjid is not located in the city center but it is easily accessed by tourists who could not read/speak any Japanese and came to Fukuoka for the first time, just like us.
Among cities in Japan other than Tokyo, it’s probably Osaka that really cater the need for Muslim traveler. Halal/Muslim-friendly Restaurants are easy to find. Their airport has a special map guide for Muslim. There are quite a number of prayer rooms across the city, even in the city center, like the one we visited in Namba.
As JE fangirls, January probably the best month for you to go to Japan as there are so many concerts from different groups being held. We managed to go to not just one, but three concert venue. Sadly we didn’t actually attend the concert as we couldn’t get the ticket (someday we will!). So for our consolation, we went for Karaoke and made our own concert, lol. This particular karaoke chain located in Yotsuya-sanchome, Shinjuku not only a place for having fun, but also they offer Halal menu for Muslim visitor.
Tidak seperti Tokyo dan Osaka, di Fukuoka masih belum banyak restaurant yang menawarkan menu halal. Tapi di bandaranya sudah tersedia prayer room sehingga sudah mulai terlihat upaya memfasilitasi para pelancong muslim yang masuk/keluar Jepang melalui Fukuoka Airport.
Unlike Tokyo and Osaka, there are still a few restaurants that offer Halal menu in Fukuoka. However, Fukuoka efforts on welcoming Muslim travelers has been seen from the availability of prayer room in Fukuoka Airport. Continue reading
Selamat menjalankan ibadah Ramadan bagi seluruh muslim! Sebagai muslim traveler, pengalaman berada di negeri orang saat Bulan Suci gini pasti seru. Mulai dari repotnya nyiapain makanan sahur dan berbuka, sampai lemas lunglai menjalani puasa yang lebih dari 18 jam. Tapi yang namanya Ramadan itu selalu indah, apa lagi kebersamaannya yang tetap terasa meski jauh dari orang-orang tercinta (awas, curcol!).
Kalau ada yang kebetulan lagi jalan dan singgah di Haneda Airport, kami punya info supaya ibadah Ramadannya tetap afdol meski sedang di negeri Sakura. Sekitar dua tahun lalu, kami pernah mampir ke sini dan cerita sedikit tentang bandara satu ini. Setahun kemudian kami kembali ke Haneda Airport dan ada satu perubahan signifikan (terutama untuk pelancong muslim) yang terjadi, alhamdulillah…