Though the term "Halal" is most commonly associated with food, it is actually relevant to many aspects of life, including tourism, finance, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, logistics, cosmetics, and, of course, clothing. We know in Islam that both men and women are required to dress modestly. But today, Muslims wear a wide variety of clothing, which is influenced not only by religious considerations but also by practical, cultural, social, and even political factors.
Is such fashion, however, considered ethical clothing?
Japan, land of the rising sun is aiming to be more Muslim friendly by expanding the services to believers in Islam. Many Muslims are visiting Japan as tourists and many others are trying to find a way to study, work and live here.
The Muslim population in Japan is still relatively small, so is the number of necessary shops for Muslim’s daily needs like hijab stores. Finding the right hijab dress for your personality, for an occasion, or for everyday wear can be difficult especially when you don’t have many choices.
There are over 370 Halal shops and supermarkets listed on Halal In Japan website. These shops are selling variety of Halal products; some hundreds, some just a few and some only one product.
We have listed these Halal shops in alphabetical order making it easy for website visitors to search and locate them. Many of the shops have website and are selling online too. Some only sell online, whether just on their own website or also on Rakuten marketplace – some sell only on Rakuten.
In Japan, finding Halal products has become easier in recent years, but not all of everyday essential products.
Also, if you are not living near a Halal shop, not only you are going to spend a considerable amount of time, but also pay for transportation every time you need to buy something.
Having free time for shopping and transportation cost, are not the only obstacles that Muslims living in Japan have; especially newcomers may spend hours in supermarkets reading foods’ labels to make sure they do not contain Haram ingredients.