First-Ever Shariah-Compliant Hotel Opens In Japan

FUJIKAWAGUCHIKO, YAMANASHI PREF. – First-ever Shariah-compliant hotel recently opened near the world-famous Mount Fuji in Japan. The hotel for Muslim travelers has opened near Lake Kawaguchi, a scenic site at the foot of Mount Fuji. It ticks all the right boxes, but a month after opening it has yet to take any bookings. Syariah Hotel […]

Tokyo Taxis Offer Lower fares In Selected Areas

Tokyo:- Cab firms in Tokyo started experimenting with a lower minimum fare of ¥410 last Friday in four wards in central Tokyo to assess demand for short trips among tourists and the elderly. Muslim tourists should give a try and thus save little bit on Taxi fares in the country.  The objectiove of the lower […]

Haneda Airport To Use New CT Machines To Enhance, Speed Up Security Checks

The transport ministry decided Tuesday to introduce cutting-edge computed tomography machines for security checks at Tokyo’s Haneda airport in fiscal 2017 on a trial basis to improve baggage inspection accuracy and processing time, ministry officials said. After examining the outcome of the trial, the Japanese government plans to employ the machines at other airports to […]

NAVITIME Japan Launches App Displaying Train Routes When Using Japan Rail Pass

Tokyo:- NAVITIME Japan has further expanded its “NAVITIME for Japan Travel” services. An Android navigation app, the first of its kind in Japan, will enable foreign visitors to search door-to-door travel routes and be shown displays of trains they can travel on specifically when they use the Japan Rail Pass. The Japan Rail Pass is […]

Japan’s Highway Bus Operators Partner To Tap Surge In Overseas Visitors

The number of foreign tourists visiting Japan, which hit a record-high 19.73 million last year, is still surging at a rapid pace. The number has already reached 11.7 million between January and June this year, a 28.2 percent jump on the same period last year. Facing this surprising growth in inbound tourism, 59 major bus […]

Japan Training Volunteers For Tokyo Olympics 2020

As the Rio Olympics enter full swing, Japan is also gearing up for another kind of competition, namely the race to nurture volunteer interpreters for the 2020 Tokyo Games. As there will be lot of Muslim athletes and tourists during the occasion, they are also training Muslim volunteers. Next month, seven universities specializing in foreign […]