Where to Enjoy the Onsen in a Muslim-Friendly Way?

Onsen is a natural hot spring that is found everywhere across Japan. Oita Prefecture, Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture, Kusatsu in Gunma Prefecture are some signature places to get yourself to soak and relax in mineral-rich hot springs.

Talking about Japanese bathing culture, everyone in a public bath has to be naked (and most places do not allow those with tattoos), which is quite hard for foreigners, especially Muslims. But nowadays, many ryokans (Japanese traditional inn) have private onsen and bathing clothes to cover your body when going to the public bath in the facility so that Muslim customers can still enjoy Japanese-style hot springs in a Muslim-friendly way.

These are ryokans to enjoy onsen in a Muslim-friendly way that you have to try when visiting Japan!

1. Hotel & Ryokan Ayunosato, Kumamoto Prefecture

Hotel & Ryokan Ayunosato is the first and the only halal-certified accommodation in Kumamoto Prefecture in the Kyushu area, serving a delightful relaxation to enjoy an extraordinary experience with a halal meal course that allows you to enjoy the juicy Hitoyoshi’s halal wagyu beef! They also have a private hot spring in the room and special bathing clothes for those who want to try the public baths.

Bathing clothes

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Halal Certified Ryokan in Kyushu Area, The Hitoyoshi Natural Hot Springs “Hotel & Ryokan Ayunosato”
Vegan Course At Hotel & Ryokan Ayunosato

Address
30 Kokonoka-cho,Hitoyoshi-shi, Kumamoto 868-0004
TEL
0966-22-2171
Reservation
3 days in advance
Website
http://ayunosato.sakura.ne.jp/index.html
Halal Gourmet Japan
https://www.halalgourmet.jp/restaurant/1263

2. Satoyu Mukashibanashi YUZANSO, Shiga Prefecture

Satoyu Mukashibanashi YUZANSO is one of the most recommended Halal-certified ryokans in Shiga Prefecture in the Kansai area. It’s located near the famous Biwa Lake that allows guests to enjoy traditional private tubs with a spectacular view of the Lake.

The ryokan has a Halal-certified dinner meal and a Muslim staff will assist you to enjoy the meal. There is also a prayer room inside the ryokan that makes the ryokan more special compared with another ryokan.

HALAL certified, private hot spring-ready, Ogoto Hot Spring Inn “Satoyu Mukashibanashi YUZANSO” in Lake Biwa | Halal Media Japan

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Delicious Muslim-Friendly Course Meal at Japanese Ryokan Near Lake Biwa, YUZANSO

Address 1-9-28 Ogoto, Otsushi, Shiga 520-0101
Phone 077-578-1144
Website http://www.yuzanso.co.jp/english/index.html (booking)
Halal Gourmet Japan https://www.halalgourmet.jp/restaurant/713543

3. Spa Village Kamaya, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Spa Village Kamaya is precisely located in Oku Nikko. The onsen water comes directly from one of the best onsen sources. They serve a halal menu using local ingredients such as its specialties yuba (bean curd skin), fish, vegetables, and mushrooms. They have a family bath which you can use without reservation and without additional charge.

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Halal Menu at the Hot Spring “Spa Village Kamaya” 

Address
2549-28 Yumoto, Nikko-shi, Tochigi 321-1662, Japan
Access
From Tobu Nikko station, take Tobu bus for 90 minutes to Yumoto Onsen bus stop
TEL
0288-62-8228
E-Mail
info@spa-kamaya.com
Web
http://www.spa-kamaya.com/index.shtml
Halal Gourmet Japan
https://www.halalgourmet.jp/ja/restaurant/226725

4. Kinugawa Park Hotels, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Kinugawa Park Hotels  is located approximately 5 minutes by walk from Kinugawa Onsen Station in Tochigi Prefecture. There are private bathrooms for Muslims, and they serve a Muslim-friendly menu by request from the customer. Also, there is a prayer room also with a place to wash our feet and hands.

Source : Japan Travel

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Muslim-friendly Onsen hotel “Kinugawa Park Hotels”

Address
1409 Ohara Kinugawa-onsen, Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture
TEL
0288-77-1289
Website
http://www.park-hotels.com/english/
Halal Gourmet Japan
https://www.halalgourmet.jp/restaurant/244608