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Tokyo tour: Asakusa for Muslims (with halal restaurants)

The Yes in Japan team organizes private & group tours in English suitable for Muslim tourists & businessmen in Asakusa, most famous tourist district of Tokyo and rare location of Japan with a choice of halal meals. In half a day, get photographed with the huge red lantern of Kaminarimon Thunder Gate, stroll in Nakamise shopping street, smell incense at Senso-ji Buddhist temple, hear hand claps when prayers start at Asakusa Shinto Shrine, visit small shops with good-quality kimonos made in Japan (including soft colourful yukata and sober samue), and savour ramen noodles with halal meat then a pudding for lunch or dinner…

In this video in English, the Muslim staff of Asakusa Naritaya (halal-certified restaurant with prayer room) cooks tasty ramen noodles:

You are less strict? The Japanese chef of Asakusa Teppan-taro cooks diverse Muslim-friendly okonomiyaki pancakes… Discover his restaurant described in English:

2017 should be busy so… contact us before travelling to Japan to learn more and make reservations 🙂

Holidays & business trips in Japan

You have holidays or a business trip planned in Asia? Ask us to prepare a wonderful itinerary in Japan, optimize your transportation, find convenient & pleasant hotels in the cities or traditional inns with lots of character in the countryside, recommend diverse restaurants & seasonal regional dishes, guide you in English during personalized excursions including time with Japanese locals…

We are used to helping tourists and professionals travelling alone or in good company from Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Fiji…
7.9m-long whale sharks at Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa (Japan).
Peace Tower at Cape Kyan (Japan) in March.
Kumano Kodo panorama with Nachi waterfalls (Japan) in August.
Himeji Castle (Japan) in August.
Sakuragicho in Yokohama (Japan).

To help us propose then organize a pertinent & charming stay for you an your group, tell us where you have already been in Asia, the goals of your trip in Japan, the number and age of the travellers, your budget, your needs (physical condition, halal, vegan/vegetarian), your passions (Japanese or not), the potential dates for your trip, your ideas for destinations & activities in Japan…

Important: Japan lacks hotel rooms for travellers and English-speaking certified guides; reserve 6-12 months before your flight or cruise to ensure you get what you want and to benefit from the best choices at attractive prices!
Japanese singers/dancers in kimono with Sébastien Duval on the Gozabune Atakemaru ship in Tokyo (Japan).
Yuta Honda and Taylor Martin at Toyokuni Atelier art gallery in Tokyo (Japan).
Kamagaya Big Buddha (Japan) with Sébastien Duval.

Charmed by Japan and convinced by the Yes in Japan quality at the end of your stay? Come live in Japan and recommend our travel agency in Tokyo to your friends 🙂

Food in Tokyo: With children at Panda Café

Relax, savour an animal-shaped dessert, and let your children have fun! In Tokyo, Panda Café is an international restaurant with terrace (heated in winter) and a cute special floor with toys for small children, expecting mothers… You will find a good choice of tasty home-made meals and desserts, friendly staff and, if needed, space for your baby carriage!

First floor of Panda Café (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Dessert shaped like a panda at Panda Café (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices for food on the menu:

  • Dessert shaped like a panda, lion or rabbit: 580 yens
  • Vegetable cheese cake: 580 yens
  • Breakfast/brunch set: 500 yens
  • Lunch set (vegetarian or not): 980 yens

Note: You have access to free Wifi and electric plugs, and can pay by credit card in this non-smoking restaurant!

Map of Tokyo “East of the Imperial Palace” in summer/autumn 2015?

Following its map of Tokyo “North of the Imperial Palace” for spring/summer 2015, the Yes in Japan team is preparing a great map of Tokyo “East of the Imperial Palace” for summer/autumn 2015. Help us make our map even more interesting and useful by suggesting types of services, restaurants, stores, or Japanese products you would like to see on it before the end of May! Our inbound travel manager recently detailed his preferences but any other idea for foreign adults or children in Japan is welcome 🙂

This free walking and shopping map in English language including the subway/train stations of Ginza, Hibiya, Mitsukoshi-mae, Nihombashi, Otemachi, Shimbashi, Tokyo, Toranomon, Tsukiji, and Yurakucho will be available online and will be distributed at local hotels in Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato wards…

Happy thanks to Yes in Japan: Japanese lunch and “Japanese paintings” shopping

A couple of French-speaking tourists in Tokyo e-mailed our Yes in Japan French manager (always glad to help people in trouble) to thank him for helping them order their lunch at a Japanese restaurant without English menu and without English-speaking staff then recommending Ebisudo Gallery near Jimbocho station (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) to buy beautiful “Japanese paintings” (ukiyo-e woodblock prints in fact) at a reasonable price. They found the art shop with our Get Japan map of Jimbocho area, loved the gallery and its shopkeeper, and bought 2 ukiyo-e 🙂
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Drinks in Tokyo: Drink Japanese wine masterpieces at Blanc Dans Le Noir

Enjoy Japanese wine masterpieces such as Yama no Tannat, Yamazaki Pinot Noir… with cuisine from Provence and Japan!
Drink Japanese wine masterpieces at Blanc Dans Le Noir (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)...

Typical prices for the drinks and food:

  • Glass of house wine: 500 yens
  • Bottle of Yama no Tannat (2011): 12000 yens
  • Dinner: 3000 yens

Open: 12:00-15:00, 18:00-23:00 (Sunday: 13:00-20:00, Saturday: closed)

Phone: (+81) 03-5244-5886
Credit cards: Accepted.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Blanc Dans Le Noir is the restaurant 25 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Food in Tokyo: Cook your beef, chicken or pork at Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo!

Cook and eat your meat at the counter: well grilled, à point… For sukiyaki, dip your beef in the egg. Really enjoyable!
Cook your beef, chicken or pork at Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food:

  • Chicken in hot pot: 650 yens
  • Pork ginger: 800 yens
  • Steak: 1000 yens
  • Sukiyaki: 1100 yens

Open: 11:00-23:00

Phone: (+81) 03-3233-8088
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo is the restaurant 18 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Food & drinks in Tokyo: Savour sushi or tempura with tea at Jidai-sushi!

On tatami mats or at a counter, savour assorted sushi raw fish or tempura fried vegetables/seafood with tea or saké…
Savour sushi or tempura with tea at Jidai-sushi (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food and drinks:

  • Simple sushi set: 1000 yens
  • Special sushi set: 5000 yens
  • Tempura set: 1700 yens
  • Local saké: 1000 yens

Open: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-23:00 (Sunday and public holidays: closed)

Phone: (+81) 03-3261-6550
Credit cards: Accepted.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Jidai-sushi is the Japanese restaurant 7 in the section B2 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Food & drinks in Tokyo: Taste Japan’s vegetables and wine at Petit Bonheur!

Taste fresh vegetables and fruits from Japan at lunch and add meat, fish and shells at dinner if you wish! Plus tarts, fruit juice…
Taste Japan's vegetables and wine at Petit Bonheur (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food and drinks:

  • All-you-can-eat lunches: 680 yens
  • Gourmet dinner (vegetarian or not): 2000 yens
  • Wine: 500 yens

Open: 11:00-23:00 (Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-19:00)

Phone: (+81) 03-3263-3343
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Labels: Japanese.

Petit Bonheur is the restaurant 4 in the section B1 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Japanese food/drinks in Japan at Tokyo’s Nishiki

At Nishiki, you can eat sushi (raw seafood with rice), kaiseki cuisine, pork, duck… and drink beer, saké… The Japanese food and drinks are excellent and the menu is reasonably priced: 1.230 yens for a sushi lunch, 950 yens for duck at dinner time, 3.900 yens for a seasonal meal, 610 yens for a beer… Great for travellers on a gourmet tour of Tokyo!
Sushi set at Nishiki (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Nishiki is open from 11:30 to 14:00 then from 17:30 to 21:00 from Monday to Saturday. Some staff speaks English; call 03-3292-3960 to make a reservation at this Japanese restaurant or ask the Japanese staff of your hotel to reserve for you. On the first floor of the Gakushi-kaikan hotel between Jimbocho subway station and Takebashi subway station, Nishiki is marked “1” on Yes in Japan‘s best map of Tokyo Chiyoda published for autumn & winter 2014.

Conveniently, you can pay your meal at Nishiki by credit card (not so common in Japan). Enjoy!