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Enjoy Autumn in Kawaguchiko Lake!
When it comes to autumn in Japan, you must think of Momiji Gari（紅葉狩り）or autumn leaves hunting in the mountainous area such as Nikko and Kawaguchiko Lake.
To meet your expectation, we will show how to enjoy it in a Muslim-friendly way for your next visit to Japan after this pandemic settles.
Kawaguchiko Lake, Recommended Travel Destination to Enjoy Autumn
Kawaguchiko Lake is known as one of the Fuji Five Lakes which is located in the north part of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture. Around Kawaguchiko Lake, we can enjoy a variety of sightseeing spots such as a ropeway, cruising, monkey theater, camping sites, and so on.This Fuji area has been associated with Japanese local indigenous religion due to its huge nature since long time ago. The lake was designated as World Cultural Heritage in 2013.
Especially in autumn (basically in November), they have a Momiji Matsuri or Autumn Leaves Festival. So, it is said November is the best season for fully enjoying autumn here in Kawaguchiko Lake.
Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway
This ropeway is connected to the observatory deck for 460 m long, which takes 3 minutes to ride. The ticket costs 900 yen for round trip. On the observatory deck, you can see Mt. Fuji closely and the wide view of the whole Kawaguchiko Lake.
About Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway: https://www.mtfujiropeway.jp/en/
the Kawaguchiko Lake Sightseeing Cruise
This cruise takes you around the Kawaguchiko Lake for about 20 minutes. This activity is highly recommended to feel the air of autumn in Japan! The ticket costs 1,000 yen for an adult.
About the Lake Kawaguchiko Sightseeing Cruise : https://www.fujigokokisen.jp/contents/en/
Food Options for Muslim
In many cases, looking for a restaurant take the most of time in making an itinerary, especially traveling outside of Tokyo. Today, we will introduce 2 Muslim-friendly places to enjoy meals in Kawaguchiko Lake.
Houto is a noodle dish with wide and thin udon noodles simmered with pumpkins, negi (leek), shiitake mushrooms, and potatoes in miso-based soup. It is known as the soul food of Yamanashi Prefecture and is very famous. This dish is a must to try if you come to this area.
About HOUTO LABO: https://www.halalgourmet.jp/restaurant/169761
Aladdin Indo Restaurant
If you are in trouble to find consumable food on your trip, it is definitely a safe option to eat at an Indian restaurant.About Aladdin Indo Restaurant : https://g.page/aladdin-indo-restaurant?share
Newly Opened Mosque
FujiKawaguchiko Masjid is a mosque opened in 2020. In the same building, there is Halal café that allows you to take a break during the packed schedule of the trip.About FujiKawaguchiko Masjid: https://www.masjid-finder.jp/pray/318
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