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A Muslim-Friendly Guide to Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan

Updated: Jun 28



Assalamu Alaikum!

I am Yuta from Japan Muslim Tour.

We offer halal Japanese cuisine experiences and private tour services in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.🇯🇵


Today, we will introduce a model course of Asakusa, one of Tokyo's most popular tourist spots, with Muslim-friendly information included.

Hope you will enjoy it. :)


Recommended model course in Asakusa:

  1. Kaminarimon Gate

  2. Nakamise Shopping Street

  3. Senso-ji Temple

  4. Gyumon Halal Ramen

  5. Sushi-Ken (Halal Sushi)

  6. Yakatabune (Japanese traditional houseboat)


① Kaminarimon Gate

Staying time: 5 min


Kaminarimon, or the "Gate of Thunder," is the iconic symbol of Asakusa.

It features statues of the Wind God on the right and the Thunder God on the left, protecting Sensoji Temple from bad weather and praying for good harvests.


Kaminarimon has been rebuilt many times due to natural disasters. The current gate, reconstructed in 1960, was funded by Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic. Matsushita prayed at Sensoji and was cured, leading to the inscription of "Matsushita Electric" (now Panasonic) on the lantern.


② Nakamise Shopping Street

Staying time: 30~45 min

Recommended spots: Stores selling Ningyo-yaki (Japanese doll cakes), Daifuku mochi (sweet rice cakes), Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints), and Japanese chopsticks, etc.


Nakamise Street in Asakusa, Tokyo, is a must-visit for tourists looking to soak in the nostalgic charm of old Tokyo.


As one of Japan's oldest shopping streets, Nakamise is packed with historic shops and popular souvenir stores. Stretching 250 meters with 90 shops, this lively arcade draws crowds daily and is famous for its array of traditional Japanese sweets, including options suitable for Muslim visitors!


③ Senso-ji Temple

Staying time: 15 min


At the end of Nakamise Street, you will find the main hall of Senso-ji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo, built about 1400 years ago.


Here is the history of its foundation: In 628, two brothers who were fishermen fished in the Sumida River every day. One day, they found a golden Buddhist statue while fishing, and they brought it home and began to enshrine it. This is the origin of Senso-ji Temple. The statue of the Buddha found by the two fishermen is enshrined here, though it is not displayed to the public due to religious reasons.


Senso-ji is a popular temple visited by 30 million people annually.


④ Gyumon Halal Ramen

Staying time: 30~45 min

Recommended menu: Wagyu Ramen, Wagyu Spicy Broth Ramen, Wagyu White Broth Ramen, and Gyoza, etc.


After finishing your sightseeing in Sensoji-temple, it's time for lunch!

The most popular halal ramen restaurant in Asakusa is Gyumon Halal Ramen Asakusa. They serve delicious creamy and thick white beef broth halal ramen!


⑤ Sushi-Ken

Staying time: 30~45 min

Recommended menu: Sushi lunch set


If you want to try halal sushi in Asakusa, Sushi-Ken is the place to go!

Asakusa Sushi-Ken is the first halal sushi restaurant in Tokyo.





⑥ Yakatabune (Japanese traditional houseboat)

Duration: 1.5~2 hours

Recommended points:

  • Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine with Tempura and Sashimi

  • Night views of Tokyo Skytree and the Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba


Asakusa is home to many popular Yakatabune (traditional Japanese houseboats).

Nighttime cruises are especially popular, offering stunning views of Tokyo Skytree and other beautiful nightscapes of the city. If you wish to enjoy Muslim-friendly Japanese cuisine on a Yakatabune, we can book it for you!


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