The highlights of the general plan for Muslims includes, visiting Asakusa, having lunch at a Halal certified Ramen or Sushi restaurant, visiting Shibuya and strolling on shopping streets in Harajuku.
The tour starts when the tour guide from the company meets you in your hotel. First you visit Asakusa, a district on the banks of Sumida River which is referred to as Shitamachi "Downtown", where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. Here you will have your photo taken, a commemorative photo in front of Kaminarimon "Thunder Gate".
Afterward, you can enjoy some shopping and treats along Nakamise Shotengai "Nakamise Shopping Street". Here, shops provide temple visitors with a variety of local specialties and the usual array of tourist souvenirs.
Kaminarimon is the outer of two large entrance gates that leads to the Senso-ji, the inner gate being the Hozomon "Treasure House Gate". You will explore the Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine before taking a break for lunch at a Malaysian Halal-certified ramen or sushi restaurant in Asakusa. You can choose one of the Halal restaurants in the area that have prayer room, so you don’t have to even delay your prayers.
In the afternoon, you will travel about 35 minutes to Shibuya by subway to experience the famous scramble intersection. The best place to get oriented is the Shibuya’s Hachiko Exit, which opens onto the famous "Five-Way Scramble Crossing" under the giant video screen.
The intersection is heavily decorated by neon advertisements and giant video screens, where every few minutes pedestrian lights turn green and a wave of humanity converges in the middle of the five-way intersection before dispersing again in all directions. There, you will have time to take some more commemorative photos.
After Shibuya, you will travel to the neighboring area of Harajuku to visit the Meiji-jingu Shrine. On summer weekends you have a very good chance of catching a Japanese wedding in progress here.
From the Shrine, you walk a short distance first to Takeshita Street, and then over to Omotesando. Omotesando caters to those with more adult or at least more expensive tastes. The neighborhood has many large international chain stores with high-end luxury merchandisers extensively represented along Omotesando.
For teenagers, the place to be is Takeshita Street, which is a bustling narrow street, becoming a symbol for the teen culture of Harajuku, and is extremely crowded on weekends.
To finish the day, you will visit the largest Mosque in Japan. Tokyo Mosque also known as Tokyo Camii, was founded in 1938, and rebuilt in 2000, following Ottoman architectural style. It is both a religious venue and an ethno-cultural space hosting wedding ceremonies, fashion shows, plays, exhibitions and conferences. In recent years, it has also become a tourist attraction for both Muslims and non-Muslim tourists visiting Tokyo.
For the same tour, there are 3 types of plans which you can choose from; one that can be customized, and two set plans. See the details below:
One Day Tokyo Halal Tour