My biggest travel stress is always about food. Especially in non-Muslim countries, Japan including.
I am sure you know the feeling of frustration of trying to convey the message that you can’t eat this and it shouldn’t include that, and – in most cases – just giving up and heading to McDonalds for the fish burger or sticking to sushi. And it’s such a waste in a country such as Japan that has a highly diverse and super yummy cuisine.
Only if the chef could exclude the meat and cooking alcohol while preparing your delicious meal…
Well, fret no more!
We’ve teamed up with a couple of native speakers and created 2 printable 1-page cards that will help travelers to explain our dietary restrictions and other needs, for FREE!
Mini Muslim-Friendly Japanese Phrases Card
If you could show only one sentence, this should be it:
Save it on your phone or print it out. It’s so small it can fit in your passport too!
A4-sized Muslim-Friendly Japanese Phrases Sheet
Our A4 sized one-pager includes many more phrases that will help you not only express your restrictions but also find halal and vegetarian restaurants and prayer facilities.
You will be able to say:
- I can only eat vegetables and seafood.
- Can you make it without meat?
- Can this restaurant provide dishes that are free from alcohol or mirin? (mirin is the cooking alcohol widely used in Japan)
- Where is the prayer room?
and many more!
The Sheet includes:
- Polite Japanese proofread by native speakers (forget embarrassing Google Translate mishaps)
- English translations + Latin transcriptions of Japanese phrases (in case you want to pronounce it yourself)
- Top famous halal Japanese restaurants in Tokyo
- Mosques in Tokyo
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Happy stress-free travels!