Halal Hotels Japan
Japan, which is also a Muslim-minority country, also experienced a growth in Muslim population during the bubble economy. Based on the data from 2016, there are currently approximately 120,000 overseas Muslims and 10,000 Japanese Muslims living in Japan.
By Crescent Rating, Japan is 34th rated among most Muslim-friendly countries.
How many mosques are there in Japan?
The country boasts more than 110 mosques.
Like other tourists, Muslim travelers coming from Islamic countries have particular requirements when they choose the destination for their vacation. Among these requirements, Muslims are concerned about the availability of halal compliant foods (no pork or alcohol in food) and a clean place to pray.
Many international hotels in Japan do serve halal food that is slaughtered in accordance with the teachings of Islamic Sharia and is free of any substances forbidden by Islam such as pork and alcohol.
Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.
Where to Find Halal Food in Japan?
Best Day Tours in Japan for Muslim Travelers
Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south
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- Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour
1. Novotel Okinawa Naha 4* – Halal Hotels Japan
Novotel Okinawa Naha features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Naha. Among the facilities at this property are a kids’ club and an ATM, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.
The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also have a city view.
A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Novotel Okinawa Naha.
In a multistory building in an urban area, this polished hotel is 2 km from Shuri Castle, a 14th-century palace and gardens, and 9 km from Naha Airport.
Modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffeemakers; some feature balconies. Club level quarters offer access to a private lounge. Room service is available.
Dining options include a casual buffet, a poolside BBQ restaurant, a sleek regional eatery and a relaxed cafe/bar. Other amenities consist of an outdoor infinity pool on an upper floor, as well as a sauna and a gym. Kids’ clubs are also available.
Loved the infinity pool, even if we didn’t have the best weather during our stay. The staff member on duty was very helpful in providing an extra towel when it was cool. There were no signs up that I could see regarding having tattoos and pool usage. I was able to use the pool without any issue with visible tattoos on both feet, however I was the only one in the pool at this time (there were others sitting beside the pool).
The hotel is at the top of a hill and has a great view over Naha. This does however mean that there is around a 20 minute walk downhill to the closest monorail stop. Taxis are cheap compared to the mainland though and there are usually some taxis waiting outside the hotel, otherwise the concierge can call one for you. For returning, taxi drivers generally seemed to know the hotel by name alone which was helpful. Shuri Castle (which is well worth a visit) is just a few minutes walking distance.
Likewise, you need to travel a bit to reach restaurants or shops outside the hotel but the hotel has a number of restaurants and a Family Mart in the lobby that is a decent size and also sells a few souvenirs.
How much does a room costs at Novotel Okinawa Naha?
This twin room features a minibar, bathrobe and electric kettle.
Where to book online – Novotel Okinawa Naha – Halal Hotels Japan – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Japan during – Jidai Matsuri – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Japan on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Sato-yu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso 3* – Halal Hotels Japan
Only a 5-minute drive from JR Ogoto Onsen Station with the complimentary shuttle, hotel Yuzanso features Japanese-style rooms with a private open-air hot spring bath and spectacular views of Biwako Lake. The hotel also offers massage treatments and a sauna. JR Ogoto Onsen Station offers a direct transit in 20 minutes to Kyoto Station.
Air-conditioned rooms feature a living area with a tatami (woven mat) floor, an LCD TV and a minibar. An en suite open-air hot spring bath, yukata robes and complimentary green tea are provided.
Guests at Yuzanso can relax in spacious public hot spring baths, both indoors and in the open air. A Japanese breakfast and dinner are served.
Offering views of Lake Biwa, this relaxed hot spring hotel is 1 km from Ogotoonsen train station and 5 km from Hiyoshi Taisha Shinto shrine.
Rooms range from simple quarters with traditional wood-framed beds to streamlined units with tatami mats. All offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemakers. Some have lake views and/or outdoor soaking tubs with hot spring water. Suites combine both styles.
Freebies include parking and a train station shuttle. There’s an informal restaurant, a cafe, a karaoke lounge and a bar, as well as a seasonal outdoor pool, a sauna and a gender-segregated bathhouse. Breakfast is available.
I thought that if we’re going to Japan then we must try an Onsen, so when I found this onsen which is halal friendly in their menu and offers a private onsen at an affordable price I booked it nearly straight away.
The staff at the hotel do not speak much English so brush up on some Japanese phrases but they try really hard to communicate which is good.
It’s around 20 minutes train ride from Kyoto station and then you can call the hotel to pick you up using the phone by the station. When we called them, they arrived within 5 minutes; there is a 7-11 across the road from the station, if you have things to buy I suggest you buy it before you call the hotel as there is literally nothing around the hotel. They do have a small shop where I bought some milk but a 7-11 is probably cheaper.
We provided with dinner and breakfast in traditional Japanese style, all was halal, but we couldn’t finish the food as there was just so much. I’m not used to Japanese breakfasts so couldn’t eat much but at least we got to experience it.
The best thing is that the food is halal certified. There’s a certificate framed at the reception counter. It’s the authentic Japanese dining experience.
The private onsen in our room was amazing. We get to soak and relax in the comfort of our own room.
The room was huge! With 2 toilets and a separate shower and onsen area. A dining area and the living room/bedroom area. (they set up your sleeping beds when you’re out for dinner). Really comfortable tatami mats.
Awesome food spread. For dinner and breakfast! I mean I didn’t even know which I wanted to finish 1st, they were all sooooo good! I mean what can I say.. the beef melts in your mouth, the hot and cold soba was just delicious, eggs (breakfast) were good.
This ryokan offers a halal menu, so Muslims who want to have a ryokan experience should definitely try this ryokan.
I found no fault with the ryokan, except that the staff don’t speak much English (not a problem with me, but just to note).
Access is not that easy, but you can take a cab from Kyoto. Costs between 6000 to 9000 yen depending on traffic. They also have a shuttle service to Ogoto Onsen station.
The dinner course is massive. If you feel bad wasting food, ask for smaller portions.
The outdoor private bath is totally worth it, and the views are pretty good. The open air one might be a bit chilly. Showering is also outdoors, so if you think that’s too much, ask if they have a private bath that’s indoors/glassed off from the outdoors.
How much does a room costs at Yuzanso?
Prices start 22$/night for Double Room.
Where to book online – Yuzanso – Halal Hotels Japan – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Japan during – Jidai Matsuri – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Japan on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Hotel Nikko Kumamoto 4* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Japan
Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Nikko Kumamoto features accommodations with free wired internet access and views of Kumamoto Castle. Torichosuji Train Station is a 1-minute walk, and the JR Kumamoto Train Station is a 10-minute drive away. Guests can choose among 5 dining options and relaxing massages can be requested as well.
The air-conditioned rooms feature carpeted floors and a flat-screen TV. An electric kettle and nightwear are provided for guests. The en suite bathroom comes with slippers and a hairdryer.
A 9-minute walk from Kumamoto Castle, this upmarket hotel in a polished building on a bustling street is a kilometer from the Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art.
The warm rooms offer Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs, minibars and electric kettles. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas. Suites add living and/or dining rooms. Rooms with tatami mats, futons and chabudai dining tables are available. Room service is provided.
Dining options include 4 restaurants, a cocktail bar and a bakery. There are also meeting and event facilities, along with a chapel and a Shinto shrine. Breakfast and parking are extra.
Hotel Nikko Kumamoto offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.
The location is perfect (center of the Suizenji Garden and the Kumamoto Castle). If you’re not for the garden and the castle, shopping street is just right beside and across from the hotel. The bus stops right in front of the hotel and in less than 100 mts you can take the tram to and from the Kumamoto Station. The breakfast was great and good selection. The staff were very attentive to your every need. Kumamoto water is potable from the faucet. Shower was great and bathroom is spacious. Loved this city and like to come back.
I got a room facing the castle, and the view is great especially the night time as you can see the castle lit up. Very nice indeed.
The location of this hotel is great, it is in a central of the business and shopping area. Two big department stores are nearby.
The hotel has its own parking with the charge 1500 yen per day. The room is clean and tidy with free wi-fi provided. There are a lot of shops for shopping and tons of places for dining, I highly recommend for those who stay in Kumamoto.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Nikko Kumamoto?
This twin room has an electric kettle and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Hotel Nikko Kumamoto – Muslim Friendly Hotels Japan – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Japan during – Jidai Matsuri – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Japan on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention 4* – Halal Hotels Japan
A 90-minute drive from Chitose Airport and JR Sapporo Train Station, Rusutsu Resort offers a golf course, an amusement park and public baths. It also features an indoor pool, a gymnasium and a 4D theatre. Free WiFi is available in all rooms in the North Wing and South Wing. Airport shuttle service from New Chitose Airport can be arranged for an additional fee.
Rooms at Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention have a flat-screen TV, safe, refrigerator and a bathroom with hairdryer and slippers.
Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention offers a wide variety of dining options. It ranges from traditional Japanese dishes to western specialties.
Surrounded by the slopes of Rusutsu Ski Resort, this relaxed resort is 10 km from heli-skiing on Mount Shiribetsu and 30 km from the Hokkaido Expressway.
Rustic wood cottages and low-key rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have sofabeds, or tatami mats and futons. Family rooms offer living areas; suites add mountain views and whirlpool tubs.
There’s an indoor wave pool and a communal bathhouse with hot spring water, as well as multiple dining options, a movie theater, a game room and dancing fountains. The ski resort features 4 golf courses and an amusement park.
The room was huge & clean.. Design a bit outdated.. But the room was quiet, comfortable bed & pillows, great view.
We had our breakfast and dinner at Sekkatei Restaurant which serves Halal food. Reservation is done in advance.. Breakfast are included in the package. We paid around Sgd $250 for 2 days of dinner.
Worth what we paid for, fresh beef and seafood that includes Tempura Crabs and lots more. Plenty of of varieties for both breakfast and dinner. The chef came to our table to ask if we enjoyed the food and if we need anything on our second day. First class service.
The most important aspect for me was the food, since we’re Muslim and finding halal food when traveling can be a challenge. Rusutsu has several restaurants, and one of them has recently been certified as halal by the Malaysian Halal Corporation.
This was one of the primary reasons we picked Rusutsu. The restaurant is called Sekkatei, one of the Japanese restaurants. The restaurant website advertises two halal set meals that can be pre-ordered.
Although there’s a ski rental shop and a few convenience stores across the road – 7 minutes’ walk in the snow. There are also decently-priced convenience and souvenir stores in the resort.
How much does a room costs at Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention?
Prices start 150$/night for Twin Room – North & South Wing. The Junior Suite with Mountain View is 500$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Spacious and elegant suite with mountain views, a spa bath and free Wi-Fi. Includes a flat-screen TV, an air-purifier/humidifier and a large en suite bathroom with a shower and hairdryer.
Where to book online – Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention – Halal Friendly Hotels Japan – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Japan during – Jidai Matsuri – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Japan on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Hotel Wellies 3* – Halal Friendly Hotels Japan
Situated along a peaceful tree-lined street in Karuizawa, Hotel Wellies offers a British country hotel experience in the highland resort area. There is an English style garden with a lawn and gazebo and it comes with an English-language library, homemade British meals and spacious guest rooms that went through renovations every year since opening from 2013 to 2016. Free WiFi is available at public areas and all guest rooms.
The whole hotel is non-smoking inside and all guest rooms include a 32-inch flat screen TV and a fridge. A hairdryer and toiletries are included in the en suite bathroom. All rooms has views of surrounding greenery, and some rooms feature great views of Mount Asama.
A 10-minute walk from Naka-Karuizawa train station, this informal hotel is 2 km from Hoshinoonsen Tonbo Hot Spring and 3 km from Hiroshi Senju Museum.
The 9 warmly decorated rooms, some with colorful accent walls, have flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms offer mini fridges and/or sitting areas.
Freebies include parking and full English breakfast. There’s also a British restaurant with a terrace, plus a garden.
WELLIES is a unique small hotel only one hour from Tokyo in Karuizawa. Chris, the British owner offer gastro-pub style cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Most of our rooms have cool functional designs and funky British wallpaper.
Spend time on the terrace or garden enjoying the natural surroundings (we are very popular with Birders in the winter), or have a drink at the bar with friends old and new. We are only 10 minutes drive from the JR Karuizawa (Shinkansen)
The rooms were big, warm and comfortable. We hired bikes one day and even though it was chilly it was a nice flat ride into the old town, maybe 15-20 minutes on electric bikes. You could ride to the prince outlet stores in about the same amount of time, or do both.
The room was clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated. Our room had a flower feature wall. I am curious about what the other rooms looked like! Breakfast and dinner are served from the dining area on the ground floor. We had dinner at the restaurant one night, consisting of more traditional British fare (bangers and mash). Definitely give it a go! There is also a small bar and lounge area, with a nice selection of drinks.
There were some interesting house cocktails and craft beers on offer.
Hotel Wellies is a short walk from Naka Karuizawa, one stop from the JR Karuizawa station.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Wellies?
Prices start 167$/night for Standard Twin Room. The Deluxe Twin Room with Mountain View
is 208$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Refurbished in 2015, this non-smoking suite features antique British furniture and views of Asama Mountain. A fridge, a 32-inch TV and an electric kettle are provided.
Where to book online -Hotel Wellies – Halal Friendly Hotels Japan – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Japan during – Jidai Matsuri – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Japan on Booking.com or Trip.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.