Halal Hotels Kyoto

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.

The Muslim friendly hotel means a hotel that has Islamic characteristics that can provide basic facilities that are more friendly to Muslim customers such as a Qibla direction indicator, the availability of prayer tools, the presence of halal food / list of nearby restaurants that provide halal food.

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 Kyoto 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 Kyoto?

1. Halal Restaurant Yoshiya Arashiyama よしや嵐山
2. Arash’s Kitchen
3. Halal Ramen Ayam Ya Karasuma Kyoto
4. Ayam-ya Karasuma
5. Mezopotamia Kebab House

Best Day Tours in Kyoto for Muslim Travelers

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It’s famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district. 

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1. Hotel Granvia Kyoto 5* – Halal Hotels Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Ideally located within Kyoto Station, Hotel Granvia Kyoto boasts an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and 9 dining options. The hotel offers spacious rooms with chic décor and modern facilities. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

Rooms have large windows and are fitted with an LCD TV, extra-long beds and a bathroom. A minibar and an electric kettle are provided.

Guests at the Kyoto Granvia can relax in the steam room or the hot tub. The hotel features over 1000 artworks. It is close to Kyoto Station shopping mall and museum.

Location is the best, above Kyoto Railway Central Station. Same locations has malls, shopping centers and huge underground shopping center with food court. Due to centrally located you can get all sort of mode transportation available including tourist buses too. Staff as you expect in Japan is super friendly and humble. Response for room service was very good. Without t asking we got room upgrade. Breakfast has good selection but being Muslim it’s hard to find Halal food. Even though hotel had some Halal items on their main menu. Again very unusual.

Room had a good view. Room size and bathroom size was surprisingly spacious in contrast to most of the Japanese hotels. Staff at concierge were one of the most helpful. Love to go back and recommend highly.

This hotel is Muslim friendly – they provide prayer mats, Qur’an and qiblah direction (which is a bit inconspicuously located above the room entrance. Stand directly below it if you want to figure out the direction). Le Temps offers items that are halal and you can ask for the separated cutlery/crockery from the staff. That being said, no bowls so we just used the miso bowls (miso is halal). The spread is excellent even just for halal. However, there was a bit of miscommunication when I corresponded with the hotel staff before arrival, as they told me that there was no halal breakfast. Strange.

Luckily at check in I was told that there were indeed halal marked items, which saved me the problem of sorting out breakfast for my family. The FnB people were also a bit slow to reply emails and didn’t always answer all my questions, but I love the hotel so much that I can’t fault them for it.

halal menu (though just a few items, but I’m not picky when I’m in Japan) are available at Le Temps for certain timings, but they will tell you to make reservations because the place is popular. Ukihashi halal menu is only available if you make a reservation. You can try it for the kaiseki experience. It’s expensive but I enjoyed the vip treatment so I’d do it again.

Halal Hotels Kyoto
Halal Hotels Kyoto

How much does a room costs at Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Prices start 122$/night for Standard Queen Room. The Junior Suite Twin Room is 320$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This spacious Junior Suite features large windows with city views. This suite includes a seating area with a sofa, an LCD TV and an air cleaner/humidifier.

The bedroom comes with an extra-long bed. A minibar and an electric kettle are provided and free WiFi is available in the room.

Where to book online – Hotel Granvia Kyoto – Halal Hotels Kyoto Japan you can find the best halal hotels deals in Kyoto during  –  Jidai Matsuriwhich is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kyoto on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Expedia.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. Kyoto Century Hotel 4* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Kyoto

Kyoto Century Hotel

Only a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station, Kyoto Century Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with free internet. The hotel features 3 dining options and massage treatments.

All rooms at Century Kyoto feature a TV with satellite channels, refrigerator and electric kettle. The private bathrooms have a bathtub, shower and hairdryer. Free toiletries including toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner and body soap are provided.

Hotel Kyoto Century offers dry cleaning services and luggage storage. Its facilities include shops and drink vending machines.

A 5-minute walk from Kyoto Station, this upscale, redbrick hotel is also 9 km from the Kinkaku-ji historic temple and gardens.

The warm, refined rooms come with desks, free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded quarters add sitting areas, while suites offer private gardens and/or sofas. Room service is available.

Dining options include an airy international eatery, a French restaurant and a steakhouse, along with a bakery and a posh circular lobby bar. A Western-style breakfast buffet is served for a surcharge.

A two-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station makes access easy in the central region. Kyoto Century Hotel is located in a convenient place for both sightseeing and business at only a two-minute walk from JR and subway Kyoto Station.
Taking one step inside from the entrance, you will be welcomed into a relaxing space with hospitality that will let you forget the noise and clamor outside.
Our Japanese restaurant “Rantei” started Muslim friendly menu to provide Muslim customers the experience of genuine Kaiseki cuisine. It is necessary to make a reservation in advance because Rantei needs to prepare Halal certified ingredients.
For the safety of the guests who have allergic problems, we show the ingredients used for the dishes of the buffet breakfast in all-day dining restaurant “La Jyho”
We opted for Twin 23sqm room and while you may not have a large area for your suitcases, it’s still of comfortable size for 2 people. The hotel crew were polite and helpful and were able to attend to our queries.
As a halal-friendly hotel, we opted for the halal shabu-shabu (must reserve 3 days in advance) during dinner and we were so stuffed by the end of the course. If you’re a muslim patron, you might want to choose a room without buffet breakfast option and added on the Muslim menu breakfast daily.
As for the breakfast buffet, there are various options to choose from. Location wise, it is excellent as it’s situated directly beside the Kyoto Station. It’s accessible to get anywhere, even to Osaka.
1) Few meters walking distance to Kyoto station.
2) Clean warm room and bathroom.
3) Halal Japanese restaurant for Muslim.
4) Fair selection of food for breakfast.
Muslim Friendly Hotels Kyoto Japan
Muslim Friendly Hotels Kyoto Japan

How much does a room costs at Kyoto Century Hotel?

Prices start 92$/night for Grand Comfort Superior Twin. The Modern Suite Room is 286$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite has a bathrobe, air conditioning and electric kettle.

Where to book online – Kyoto Century Hotel – Halal Friendly Hotels Kyoto Japan you can find the best halal hotels deals in Kyoto during  –  Jidai Matsuriwhich is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kyoto on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

3. karaksa hotel Kyoto Ⅰ 4* – Halal Hotels Kyoto Japan

karaksa hotel Kyoto Ⅰ

Just a 3-minute walk from Shijo Omiya Station and Omiya Station, Karaksa Hotel Kyoto Ⅰ offers air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

Rooms come with a flat-screen TV and universal power outlets with a USB port. The private bathroom is equipped with a bathtub, high-tech toilet, free toiletries and hairdryer.

Surrounded by restaurants and 3 minutes’ walk from Omiya train station, this modern, streamlined hotel is 3 km from the observation deck at Kyoto Tower, and 4 km from the iconic Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Featuring wood furnishings and eclectic murals, the relaxed rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges.

A free breakfast buffet is served in an understated dining room/lounge.

3 minutes walk from Shijo-Omiya Station. Best location for Kyoto central & Arashiyama sightseeing.

Complimentary breakfast offered (Ingredients indicated). Free-wifi. Kiblat(Mecca direction sign) is equipped in all rooms. 1 Muslim prayer room is located on the 2nd floor.

The hotel provided everything that you may need including: all bathroom essentials, guides and maps for getting around the city, and most importantly FREE breakfast!

They also gave us free coins to use in the vending machines. The kids loved that! Hospitality in Japan in 2nd to none and this hotel was no exception. Excellent.

It is relative expensive to find a nice hotel in Kyoto and this new 3 star hotel offers small but clean and comfortable rooms in Kyoto center. Besides that, it provides simple but decent buffet breakfast for all its clients. Whatever you plan to visit Kyoto with buses or trains, it is excellent located with only several minute’s walk. There are plenty of restaurants and convenient shops around the hotel as well. The most attractive offers from this hotel are free drinks and free sausages in the afternoon.

The staffs are super friendly and they are ready to help whenever is necessary. In contrary to normal classic large hotels which we used to live, this hotel is really distinguished itself from others with its care to each individual customers.

Halal Hotels Kyoto
Halal Hotels Kyoto

How much does a room costs at karaksa hotel Kyoto Ⅰ ?

Prices start 39$/night for Economy Twin Room. The Double Room  is 42$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This double room features air conditioning and flat-screen TV.

Where to book online – karaksa hotel Kyoto Ⅰ – Halal Hotels Kyoto Japan you can find the best halal hotels deals in Kyoto during  –  Jidai Matsuriwhich is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kyoto on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Expedia.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.