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.
Ryokan "旅館" are traditional Japanese inns, and a visit to one is the highlight of many, a trip to Japan.
They can be found throughout the country, especially around tourist areas such as hot spring resorts, ski resorts and in mountains.
There are two types of Ryokan; the small traditional-style one with wooden buildings, long verandas, and gardens, and the more modern high-rise sort that are like luxury hotels with fancy public baths.
Since some knowledge of Japanese mores and etiquette is required to visit one, many hesitate to take non-Japanese guests especially those who don't speak Japanese, but some cater specially to this group.