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Japanese food is a huge reason so many travelers visit Japan, but what if the travelers have serious dietary restrictions or food allergies? Many of the travelers have important dietary requirements, such as vegetarians, vegans, those who adhere to halal diets, and so on. In recent times, Halal, Vegetarian, and Vegan food market in Japan has grown tremendously. It is making it easier for travelers to travel in Japan. Let's get some information about restaurants that provide Halal, Vegetarian, and Vegan options!

  • [Photo] Temple and small path in Kyoto
  • [Photo] Temple and Kyoto views
  • [Photo] Kinkaku-ji temple
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Muslim Friendly Itinerary in Kyoto

Kyoto is the cultural and historical heart of Japan. It's the best place in all Japan to experience traditional temples, shrines, gardens, geisha, shops, restaurants and festivals. In short, Kyoto is one of the must-visit places in Japan. With that reputation, Kyoto has been striving to provide its hospitality to diverse customers, which can also be seen with more restaurants providing Halal or Muslim-friendly options.

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HalalWhat to eat

[Photo] Tendon

  • Ginza, Tokyo
  • Genre: Tendon

ITSUKI

"Tendon" in Japanese, is a combination of "tempura" (deep-fried seafood, vegetables, etc) and "don" (rice bowl), one of popular Japanese food where tempura is put above the rice and poured with soy sauce. Even it is popular and many Muslims would like to have it, it can't be helped that Muslims feel worried, whether the soy sauce contains alcohol, or maybe any haram things in the ingredients or oil for frying. But, no need to worry, now we can enjoy halal tendon in Ginza, Tokyo!

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[Photo] Raw beef for Yakiniku

  • Okachimachi, Tokyo
  • Genre: Yakiniku

PANGA

PANGA is located in Ueno, Okachimachi area. All of the food served here have been certified halal. PANGA purchases cattle by cattle. So it is possible for you to eat meat that you want to eat. Though they serve alcohol, you still can enjoy yakiniku without worries.

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[Photo] Japanese curry with friend chicken

  • Akihabara, Tokyo
  • Genre: Japanese Curry

CoCoICHI

CoCoICHIBANYA (or popular with "CoCoICHI"), no. 1 Japanese curry chain store goes Halal and open their first store at Akihabara, start from September 25, 2017. CoCoICHI has expanded their wings abroad, open their very first halal store not anywhere but in Japan, that calling great response.

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[Photo] Assorted sashimi

  • Asakusa, Tokyo
  • Genre: Sushi

SUSHI KEN

Asakusa Sushiken has been a pioneer of halal sushi restaurants that have been quite popular among Muslim tourists. Mr. Ito, former Asakusa Sushiken owner as well as a professional sushi master, is opening a brand new halal sushi restaurant in the Makuhari area in Chiba Prefecture called "Sushi Ichizyu".

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[Photo] Ramen

  • Jimbocho, Tokyo
  • Genre: Lanzhou Ramen

MAZILU

One of the most popular ramen (Lanzhou ramen) which every Chinese know finally came to Japan. Among lots of Lanzhou ramen shops, a representative one "Mazilu" is going to be opened, so it's attracting public attention now. There was a word of "Qingzhen" meaning halal in Chinese in the signboard. Since it has certified by NIPPON ASIA HALAL ASSOCIATION and some of the chefs are Muslim, so you can enjoy your meals without any worries.

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[Photo] Takoyaki

  • Osaka-shi, Osaka
  • Genre: Takoyaki

MATSURI

"Matsuri" is a restaurant where you can enjoy delicious Japanese food including takoyaki, okonomiyaki, ramen, etc. at one-stop. Matsuri means Festival in Japanese. Why not try experiencing the Japanese food festival in Osaka? Particularly, they are the first restaurant in Japan to serve HALAL takoyaki.

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[Photo] Ramen

  • Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Genre: Ramen

AYAM-YA KYOTO

This ramen's soup is made of Halal chicken and vegetables that have been attracted so many Muslims so far. Of course, no pork, no alcohol is used and served at all. Prayer space is also available. Why don't you come to eat here?

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[Photo] Traditional Japanese multi-course haute cuisine

  • Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Genre: Traditional

YOSHIYA

"YOSHIYA", a restaurant that serves seasonal Saga cuisine for 60 years in Arashiyama, has newly acquired certification of HALAL and started offering Muslim-friendly services. That HALAL certification was issued by Kyoto Halal Council.

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[Photo] Beef and vegetables for Yakiniku and rice

  • Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Genre: Wagyu

NANZAN

"Nanzan" is a casual style restaurant, but it's not too casual, so you can use it not only for family trips but also for business settings. This restaurant is also famous for the first Muslim friendly restaurant certified by Kyoto Halal Council, so please feel free to visit there. They serve no pork, and they use Japanese halal beef and halal seasoning for the Muslim menu. The Halal menu is always available, ready to be cooked and served.

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[Photo] Whole cut of beef, seafood, vegetables, and wines

  • Kobe-shi, Hyogo
  • Genre: Teppanyaki

MISONO

"The Originator of Teppanyaki Steak Misono Kobe main store" in Kobe starts serving Teppanyaki steak using HALAL Kobe beef. HALAL Kobe beef is only offered in the Kobe main store. You can choose from course menus that lavishly use HALAL Kobe beef and seafood, as well as a la carte menus.

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[Photo] Ramen and Gyoza

  • Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: Ramen

HORYU

Horyu, established in 1957, is one of the most popular ramen stores among local customers. In creating a Muslim-friendly menu, the owner studied for hours to come in order to achieve the same flavor without using any pork or alcohol. Bowls and spoons with green marks are exclusively for Muslim customers to use.

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[Photo] Asahikawa Ramen

  • Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: Ramen

ICHIKURA

Asahikawa is a city well-known with ramen and has a lot of popular ramen shops. There in Asahikawa, there is popular ramen that is being loved by locals for a long time called Asahikawa Ramen Ichikura. This well-established ramen shop is now serving Muslim friendly menu. And not only Ramen! Ichikura has Halal Gyoza too!

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[Photo] Seafood Donburi

  • Shinchitose-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: Seafood

DONBURI CHAYA

The seafood donburi and steak menus from "Donburi Chaya" in Hokkaido, which are made with the finest ingredients, are now also HALAL-friendly. The interior of the restaurant resembles a fisherman's cottage, and here you can enjoy seafood dishes in season at Hokkaido.

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[Photo] Meat, crab, sushi, vegetable and rice

  • Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: Genghis Khan

KIRIN BEER GARDEN HONKAN

Genghis Khan (Mongolian barbecue) is one of Hokkaido's local dishes that you must try when visiting Sapporo. But very limited options for Halal Genghis Khan in Sapporo. Kirin Beer Garden Honkan had a few options for Muslim-friendly menus. This all-you-can-eat style restaurant will provide meats and vegetables as you can eat within 100 minutes.

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[Photo] Wagyu Steak

  • Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: Wagyu

TOHACHI

Asahikawa city in Hokkaido is now popular among Muslim tourists. Snow mosque presented on snow festival 2018, pray space settled on Asahikawa station, makes Asahikawa gain attention from the world. Then in that popular Asahikawa, there is a restaurant popular among Muslim tourists called "Shunniku Shunsai Tohachi" and with lots of requests from Muslim customers, they are now presenting Halal Wagyu steak.

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  • [Photo] Skytree and Tokyo's sunset view
  • [Photo] Shibuya crossing
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Vegetarian Friendly Itinerary in Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. Tokyo is also a gourmet city, producing some of the most creative and delicious fare in the world. As veganism is growing worldwide we can assure that this growth is also taking place in Tokyo. Vegetarian and vegan food have finally started going local in Tokyo, with a growing number of Japanese-style restaurants rolling out vegetarian and vegan menus.

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VegetarianlalWhat to eat

[Photo] Unadon (eel bowl)

  • Meguro, Tokyo
  • Genre: Traditional

Saido

Saido (Jiyugaoka) won the world's no.1 position in the Best Vegan Restaurants Worldwide, selected by Happy Cow, a worldwide vegetarian vegan site. And it is the first time that a Japanese restaurant has won an award. Isn't this proof that the Japanese Vegan “Saido” has become world-class? This is a very important step for Japan as Tokyo 2020 approaches.

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[Photo] Vegan pancakes

  • Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • Genre: International

AIN SOPH. Journey

The vegan restaurant group, AIN SOPH., now have 5 locations: Ginza, Shinjuku Sanchome, Ikebukuro, Kabukicho, and Kyoto. And each restaurant have their own unique appeal and offers something new at every visit. One of them located right outside of Shinjuku-Sanchome station, the restaurant is a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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[Photo] Tantan ramen with vegetables

  • Meguro, Tokyo
  • Genre: International

T's Tan Tan

The unique meaning of T's Restaurant is lots of good words starting with 'T'. For example, vegetables are made of the Taiyo (sun) and the Tsuchi (soil). And in this restaurant, you are not only Taberu (eating) but also Tsunagari (connecting with other people). Most of the menus are International cuisine, but they have Japanese cuisine such as karaage, ramen, gyoza with plant-based composition.

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[Photo] Vegan burger

  • Shibuya, Tokyo
  • Genre: Cafe

ORGANIC TABLE BY LAPAZ

Cafe style restaurant located in Shibuya has plenty of variants of cuisine that uses plant ingredients. Their famous vegan burger has a juicy texture with a depth of flavor that can even satisfy those who usually eat meat. They also have variants of snacks such as chocolates and nuts.

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[Photo] Vegan burger

  • Setagaya, Tokyo
  • Genre: International

CORI. VEGAN TOKYO

The restaurant located in a quiet residential area. They sell karaage made of fried soy meat, falafel and hummus sandwiches, variants of drinks and organic craft beer! They also have a catering delivery service for big parties.

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[Photo] Okonomiyaki

  • Osaka-shi, Osaka
  • Genre: Japanese

Matsuri

Not only Muslim-friendly menus but also Vegan and Vegetarian options are available in this restaurant, so everyone can enjoy Japanese food. They have variants of Japanese food that foreign tourists usually want to enjoy such as Okonomiyaki, Ramen, and Sukiyaki in Vegan style.

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[Photo] Salad

  • Osaka-shi, Osaka
  • Genre: International

Paprika Shokudo Vegan

Casa de Comidas La Paprica, also known as Paprika Shokudo, located in downtown Osaka, Japan. The 'vegan For Life' sign will welcome you outside the front entrance. English menu available and don't miss to try their home-made potato salad made by vegan mayonnaise in-house out of soy milk, canola oil, and vinegar!

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[Photo] Vegan soy ramen

  • Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Genre: Ramen

Mamezen

Mamezen, also known as Towzen, that is famous for its vegan soy ramen. Mamezen is the creation of a young Kyoto chef named Minoru Yonegawa. The use of soy instead of meat products has zero effect on the richness and creaminess of the ramen, which melts in the mouth and is chock full of vegetables too. All menus are also available in English.

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[Photo] Vegan ramen

  • Osaka-shi, Osaka
  • Genre: Ramen

Mitsukabose

Ramen shop near Osaka station where the menu has English writing, and a few of the ramen are marked as can be made vegan. They ferment local vegetables with their miso to produce a deep vegetable flavor. This isn't a poor substitute for those who don't eat meat but deeply flavourful ramen even the non-vegan will love.

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[Photo] Vegan Japanese plate

  • Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Genre: Cafe

mumokuteki café

The last few years have seen Kyoto vegan options on the rise, and vegan and vegetarian food in Japan becoming ever more in the public eye. Mumokuteki Café is an approachable and friendly restaurant with a wide menu of Japanese-style vegetarian and vegan dishes. There’s an English menu that clearly lists important information for vegans, like whether or not a fish stock is used in the preparation of dishes.

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[Photo] Quiche

  • Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: International

Aoisora Nagarerukumo

Organic Café Aoisora Nagarerukumo is the first Organic Vegan restaurant to be opened in Sapporo. They opened the doors in 2000 and have been continually evolving their menu. Dishes are prepared with the freshest vegetables, high-quality millet, and brown rice, using only the condiments made by traditional methods. The restaurant boasts a dessert menu, such as gorgeous and exceptional soy ice cream parfait, and cakes, muffins, and cookies made from Hokkaido rice flour. All items are dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free and gluten-free.

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[Photo] Japanese set meal

  • Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: Traditional

Itadakizen

Itadakizen is a vegan Japanese restaurant with locations in Japan (Tokyo, Toyama, and Sapporo) and UK (Oban and London). In spite of it’s many locations, it has a very small-restaurant feel – you would never guess they were an international restaurant. The Sapporo restaurant is established in 2012 and located near the Maruyama Park Subway Station, in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

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[Photo] Donburi

  • Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: International

Vegetable Lunch Xi Fang

The restaurant name, "Xi Fang" means "A place of joy" in Taiwanese. They make vegetarian dishes that are a casual style of Buddhist cuisine. Their mindset is "our body is made from what you eat" so the ingredients are using is only from organic and non-pesticide vegetables.

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[Photo] Vegan plate

  • Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: International

Holistic Bio Cafe Veggy Way

The restaurant's concept is the dietary style that connects the mind and body. Eco-farmed organic vegetables with fine ingredients are used as much as possible. They also have a gluten-free menu. But please be noted that they also use wheat in the same kitchen.

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[Photo] Asahikawa vegan ramen

  • Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido
  • Genre: Ramen

Ichikura

There are two main reasons why people generally visit Asahikawa, Hokkaido. One reason is Asahiyama Zoo, the most popular zoo in Hokkaido, and the other reason is ramen. Asahikawa is famous for its spring onions and flavourful soy-based ramen. The "Ichikura ramen" on the menu combines both. The restaurant serves meat but vegan options are available.

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How to get there

Hokkaido and Kansai are served by several airports with direct flights from major cities in Japan. It takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to Hokkaido and approximately 1 hour 25 minutes to Kansai from Tokyo. With so many flight schedules that ANA served in, makes it easy for you to connect the flight from your home country.

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