This Eatery Near Mt Fuji Serves Authentic Muslim-Friendly Japanese Food


Faruq Senin •  Jan 30, 2020

Mount Fuji is one of Japan's most iconic attractions and anyone who's thinking of travelling to Japan would surely have the country's tallest mountain on their bucket list ? If you're looking for a halal restaurant in Mount Fuji, read on to find out more!

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Besides heading to Mount Fuji alone, many travellers will most likely want to visit the Fuji Five Lakes area too as it's known to have picturesque views of the mountain. Lake Kawaguchi might be the most popular attraction here, with a few Muslim-friendly options. But recently, Lake Saiko is also becoming more Muslim-friendly with not one, but two eateries with halal food ?

In case you're wondering, Lake Saiko is the go-to spot for camping and outdoor activities like boating or fishing - perfect if you're in need of a nature retreat. But even if those activities are not your cup of tea, Lake Saiko's western end is a perfect spot to view Mount Fuji, and it's also where the halal eateries are!

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Located in a tourism complex at the Iyashinosato Ancient Japanese Village, the two eateries - Momoya and Fujimori - are beside each other. It's easy to spot them as there's a visible halal sign and other signs which are handwritten in various languages like Malay, Tagalog and Thai.

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If you're in need of something comforting for your tummy, Momoya's halal menu consists of hearty dishes like Japanese beef curry with rice, beef ramen and beef yakiniku with rice. Their prices might be a little on the higher end ranging from JPY1000-1500 but it's still pretty reasonable considering the location. Plus, nothing beats sinking your teeth in halal Japanese cuisine after admiring the view of Mount Fuji!

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For those of you travelling in a big group, there's no need to worry as the restaurant can accommodate your travel group as well.

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Looking for a quick snack instead? Head over next door to Fujimori and enjoy their chicken karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and grilled fish. The eatery also sells fresh fruits and some Muslim-friendly snacks and souvenirs which you can bring home. Do note that there are snacks which aren't halal but they are clearly labelled so you don't have to worry! If you're craving a taste of home, you can also buy some cup noodles which have been imported from Malaysia ?

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The best part is that after you're done with your meal, you can do your prayers too at their musollah! Though it's a small area, the musollah is well-equipped with prayer mats and a wudhu area so you just have to bring your own prayer garments ?

It certainly warms our hearts that more Muslim-friendly options are coming up as Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! Here's hoping that there'll be even more Muslim-friendly options in the Mount Fuji area in the months to come. Meanwhile, if you're planning your visit to Mount Fuji, be sure to add Lake Saiko to your itinerary ?

Halal status: Halal menu available with ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Do note that pork and alcohol are served in the eateries but separate kitchen utensils and tableware are used for the halal menu. As the eateries are not halal-certified, we strongly recommend that you dine at your own discretion.

Average price of main dishes: JPY1000-1500

Opening hours: There are no specified opening hours for the eateries but the opening hours for Iyashinosato Ancient Japanese Village are as follows - Mar-Nov; 9AM-5PM, Dec-Feb; 9.30AM-4.30PM

Address:8-10 Saikonishi, Fujikawaguchi-ko, Minamitsuru-gun , Yamanashi 401-0333

Contact: +81 555-82-2206