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Nagoya is one of the up and coming places to visit in Japan, and the local food is something you should try. Located in the Aichi Prefecture or Tokai Region (south-west from Tokyo), Nagoya offers quite a bit of interesting places to visit.

The most popular city is Nagoya City itself. The city is connected to other major cities like Tokyo and Osaka by flight and train. Take note that most of the interesting places are outside the city. Around Nagoya are interesting cities like Gamagori, Inuyama and Toyota. Yes, Toyota is a city – the home to Toyota cars, so you can expect to find one an automobile museum here.

Mega Kebab, one of the halal food chains in Nagoya City

Muslim Travel in Nagoya

Nagoya is one of the new players to Muslim-friendly travel, but there are currently a number of halal restaurants here and other parts of Aichi prefecture.

In Nagoya, you can find prayer rooms and even mosques at the airport and certain places. Depends on where you are going, it is crucial that you get the Muslim-friendly information beforehand.

There are travel companies that arrange Muslim-friendly tour packages, and advance booking is available from Malaysian travel companies. You can find them through online travel portals.

There are also Muslim-friendly tour operators in Japan that cater for Muslim-friendly travel in the country itself. You can find these online agents on websites and sometimes on Instagram or Facebook.


The Westin Nagoya with beautiful view

Halal Compliant Hotels in Nagoya

For the convenience of Muslim travelers, below is a list of halal compliant hotels found around Nagoya and Aichi Prefecture.

The hotels listed here understand Muslim traveler’s needs. If you are booking any hotels, you should always double-check on the facilities offered.

As for the food in hotel restaurants, you need to ask them which restaurant provides halal menu and if they have separate dinnerware.

Some Muslim-friendly places in Nagoya and its surroundings:

The Westin Nagoya Castle

Address: 3-19 Hinokuchi-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi

Website: www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1060&language=en_US

The lobby restaurant at the Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

Address: 4-6-8 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi

Website: https://www.nagoya-h.tokyuhotels.co.jp/en/

Meitetsu Grand Hotel

Address: 1-2-4, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi

Website: http://www.meitetsu-gh.co.jp/en/

Hotel Sea Palace Resort

Address: 1-3 Minowari, JinnoShinden-cho, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi

Website: www.sea-palace.co.jp/en/

Meitetsu Toyota Hotel

Address: 1-140 Kita-Machi, Toyota-shi, Aichi

Website: www.toyota-hotel.co.jp/ (Japanese)

Tel. no.: +81 0565-35-6611

Irako View Hotel

Address: 1460-36 Honeyama, Hii-cho, Tahara-shi, Aichi

Website: None

Tel. no.: +81 3-4540-2681

Meitetsu Inuyama Hotel

Address: 107-1 kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi

Website: www.m-inuyama-h.co.jp/en/


Halal Restaurants in Nagoya

In the hotel list above, most are owned by Muslim owners.

One of the places to try halal Japanese Waguy Beef is the Food Cafe Juliett – a halal-certified western and fusion restaurant. To grab a quick bite while shopping, try Mega Kebab along the Osu Shopping Street in Nagoya.

One of the most popular halal restaurants in Nagoya – Oh Nom Nom was closed in January 2016. It still appears in the Google search list, but the official Facebook page indicates that the restaurant was sold.

 

Food Cafe Juliett (Wagyu Beef & Western)

Address: 2-4-2 Kaminagoya, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi

Hours: 5.00 PM to Midnight

Bunga Raya (Malaysian)

Address: 1-11 Osu 4-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya

Hours: 11.00 AM to 9.00 PM

Kashmir

Address: 2-1-1 Kanayama, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi

Hours: 11.00 AM to 10.00 PM

Inside the Tutankhamen Egyptian Restaurant in Nagoya

Tutankhamen Egyptian Restaurant

Address: 5-28-4, Sakae, Naka-ku Nagoya-shi, Aichi

Hours: 11.30 AM to 10.30 PM

Bulan Bali

Address: 2-21-11 Higashi-sakura, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi

Hours: 11.30 AM to Midnight

Owner: Muslim Owner

Gandhara Indian Restaurant

Address: 1-49 Matubara-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi

Hours: 11.00 AM to 11.00 PM

Landmark: Nagoya Mosque

Turkish Taste

Address: 2-30 Toriitori, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi

Hours: 11.00 AM to 11.00 PM

Owner: Muslim Owner

Ariana (Afgan and Iranian)

Address: 3-31-14 Tsutsui, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi

Hours: 11.00 AM to 10.00 PM

Mega Kebab

Address: Osu Shopping Street

Hours: 10.00 AM to 9.00 PM

Mehak Halal Foods (Indian & Pakistani)

Address: 17-3 Juocho Nakamura-ku Nagoya, Aichi

Hours: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM

NOTE: Most halal restaurants close after lunch and open just before dinner. If you want to avoid the queue, it is best to go during proper dining time. Some of these places are very popular.

 


Mosque in Nagoya

Surprisingly, there are a number of Mosques and prayer rooms in Nagoya and the Aichi region. When exploring the region, take note of the locations of Mosques and prayer rooms.

Besides that, there are some halal and smartphone applications for IOS and Andriod, making it easy to find these places.

Mosques around Nagoya:

Masjid Nagoya

Address: 2-26-7 Honjindori, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi

Gifu Mosque & Muslim Culture Center

Address: Furuichiba Higashimachida 8, Gifu-shi Gifu

Nagoya Port Masjid

Address: 33-3 Zennancho, Minato Ward, Nagoya, Aichi

Toyota Masjid

Address: 28-1 Aoki, Tsutsumi-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi

Toyohashi Masjid

Address: Higashitenpaku-26 Tenpakucho, Toyohashi, Aichi

Seto Masjid

Address: 326-1 Yamaguchi-cho, Seto-shi, Aichi

Shin Anjo Masjid

Address: 1-11-15 Imaike-cho, Anjo-shi, Aichi

Ichinomiya islamic Center

Address: 968-2 Azanittasato, Shigeyoshi, Tanyo-cho, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi


A halal grocery store in Nagoya

Other Muslim-Friendly Places around Nagoya

This is for those who prefer to cook their own food while traveling and you can find a number of halal grocery stores around Nagoya.

Halalya (Halal Food)

Telephone: +81 052-880-6071

Address: 358-1, Miyahigashi-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, 466-0804

Hours: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Irregular Holidays

Hanoi (Ethnic and Halal Food)

Telephone: +81 052-710-9775

Address: Princess MeiekiNishi 10A, 2-59, Ogondori, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 453-0804

URL: littlehanoi.nagoya

Hours: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Sun Lemon (Ethnic and Halal food)

Telephone: +81 052-710-9775

Address: 5-9-34, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi

Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM (closed on Mondays)

World Foods (Halal Food)

Telephone: +81 090-9917-5562

Address: Oyama Heights, 1-20-13, Noritake, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya

Hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (open every day)

Zafar Halal Food Store (Halal Food)

Telephone: +81 052-889-6843 (Mobile: +81 090-3830-4434)

Address: 7-21, Namiyose-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, 456-0003

Hours: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (open every day)

Kaserya International Halal Bazaar (Halal Food)

Telephone: +81 52-265-7883

Address: 〒460-0011, 3 Chome-36-37 Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0011

Hours: Mon – Fri 11.00 AM to 9.00 PM / Sat – Sun 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM


Cocokara Fine halal products in Nagoya

Halal Products in Nagoya

For the first time, a 100% halal make-up brand is now available in Nagoya. This popular drug store (or pharmacy chain) offers organic and Japanese halal-certified cosmetics. Products available are skincare, make-up and hair care.

Cocokara Fine Sakae Store

Address: 3-47-2, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya city, Aichi

Hours: 9.00 AM to 10.00 PM

The almost complete list of halal and Muslim-friendly places mentioned above is currently up to date but there may be more locations especially newly established businesses.

In addition to that, we strongly recommend travelers to double-check the places before staying or visiting, as some businesses may be sold or closed.

If you cannot find any halal restaurant listings in Japan, you can look out for any Middle-Eastern restaurants. Since they too are Muslim, food from Pakistani, Turkish, Arabic, Moroccan, Nepalese, Iranian, Egyptian and Persian restaurants will be halal.

David Hogan Jr
David Hogan Jr
A multiple award-winning travel writer, blogger and social media enthusiast. He has been traveling to Japan since 1990 and all over the world for his work. His work has been featured on CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Lonely Planet and many other publications. David writes at: http://malaysia-asia.my and is on social media platforms as @MalaysiaAsia

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