One of the most crowded city in Japan is Shinjuku, Tokyo. Halal Media Japan has just published the new edition of SHINJUKU MAP FOR MUSLIMS. This map contains 23 Muslim-friendly restaurants, many tourist attractions, and prayer spaces. The new map will be distributed to restaurants and stores around Shinjuku, so please feel free to pick up and use it.
SHINJUKU MAP FOR MUSLIMS:
Here I am going to introduce several highlights of Shinjuku. The world’s busiest transport hub, Shinjuku Station has three main gates: East Gate, West Gate, and South Gate. Each of the gates has different atmosphere.
East Gate: meet “Godzilla” in Kabukicho
If you walk from the East Gate to Kabukicho, you might be surprised by sudden appearance of the head of Godzilla. This “Godzilla Head” will be perfect photo spot. You can take a good picture from the street near Don Quijote. If you walk further toward the east, there is a Laox that has a wide choice of souvenirs for Muslims.
Samurai Ramen UMAMI
One of the recommended souvenir available at Laox is this Samurai Ramen UMAMI. This ramen is popular among Muslims and foreign tourists because it is not contain any animal ingredients and alcohol. Chopsticks are also packed together in the golden package.
West Gate: see the spectacle of skyscrapers
After getting out from the West Gate, you will see many skyscrapers. There are several shopping malls such as Odakyu Department Store and Halc Shinjuku West Gate around here. We recommend Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, which is located in the end of underground passage. You can enjoy panoramic view of Tokyo in its 202-meter-high observation room. Opening hours are 9:30-23:00. Admission free.
South Gate: become celebrity in Times Square
It became even more convenient after New South Gate is completed. There is Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square, where you can purchase from handicraft materials to luxury brands, near this gate. This department has a prayer room, so you do not have to worry. Some unique souvenirs can also be found in Tokyu Hands.
Shinjuku Gyoen: enjoy the changes of the seasons
If you are tired from walking crowded streets of Shinjuku, Shinjuku Gyoen will heal your tiredness. Shinjuku Gyoen, that takes 5 minutes on foot from Shinjuku Gyoemmae Station and 10 minutes from South Gate of Shinjuku Station, is exactly oasis of the city. You can comfortably enjoy beautiful natural scenery combined English, French, and Japanese garden.
Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka
Ramen Ouka, that takes 3 minutes on foot from Shinjuku Gyoemmae Station, is a Halal certified ramen restaurant. In this very popular restaurant among Muslims, you can taste first-class ramen made of homemade noodles and aromatic soup stock of sea bream. After you finished ramen, you can also enjoy ”Chazuke” (Cooked rice poured green tea or hot water) using rest of the soup.
|Opening Hours||Mon-Thu 12:30-15:00/18:00-22:00
Sat, Sun 12:30-22:00 (Friday is closed)
|Address||1-11-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|Halal Gourmet Japan||https://www.halalgourmet.jp/ja/restaurant/646|
Karaoke Honpo Manekineko
Near Yotsuya-sanchome Station, there is Karaoke Honpo Manekineko, where you can taste delicious Halal Meals while singing karaoke. This karaoke has various Halal menus such as gyoza made by “Nikkoken”, a ramen restaurant in Tochigi, and hamburg steak produced by “Pran Pone”, a restaurant that was introduced by TV show recently. You can even pray without going out of the shop.
|Opening Hours||9:00-6:00（Following morning）|
|Address||Samon Eleven Bld. 2F, 3-1 Samoncho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|Halal Gourmet Japan||https://www.halalgourmet.jp/ja/restaurant/489|
Now I have introduced each of the highlights of East Gate, West Gate, South Gate, and Shinjuku Gyoen. How did you feel about that? Other than the places that I have introduced so far, there are many attractive spots in Shinjuku. So please grab the useful map in one hand and try to find your favorite place!
SHINJUKU MAP FOR MUSLIMS: