Bakeries and Confectioneries in Japan can range from small artisan businesses, specializing in one or two items, to large industrial ones that supply food retailers with packaged baked and pastry goods.
The numbers of bakeries and confectioneries with Halal Certification and those who just provide Muslim friendly products are increasing.
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.
Where can you find Halal food products in Japanese market?
In 1980s you could hardly find Halal shops and restaurants in Japan. Nowadays, only in Tokyo there are more than 60 Halal Food Shops and over 200 Halal Food Restaurants and increasing.
Today availability of Halal food in supermarkets and even in convenience stores makes the life more comfortable for the Muslim residents, and also gives the travelers a peace of mind especially to those who would like to visit small towns.
Here is some information that comes handy either for Muslims who reside in Japan or those who are planning to visit for sightseeing.