Japan Customize prayer rooms at international airports

Almost Japanese international airports start to allocate a prayer rooms  to fit the Muslim prayer, and after observation that the increasing number of Muslim tourists for “Japan” in the recent period visits. Besides taking into account the Muslim prayer at airports, restaurants began in the inclusion list Arab cuisine, in order to provide for tourists […]

Almost Japanese international airports start to allocate a prayer rooms  to fit the Muslim prayer, and after observation that the increasing number of Muslim tourists for “Japan” in the recent period visits.

Besides taking into account the Muslim prayer at airports, restaurants began in the inclusion list Arab cuisine, in order to provide for tourists Muslims.

A workers in “Narita” International Airport, said they were preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in “Japan”, so they would like to provide all means of comfort to the Muslims players and Muslims visitors coming to the “Japan” in this session, in order to inform people about good Japanese Hospitality.

Akihisa Tabe, general manager of the retail management department at New Kansai International Airport Co. The airport will increase the number of prayer rooms, restaurants that serve halal meals and other services to accommodate Muslims. (Asahi Shimbun)

 

I.Kansai International Airport in Izumisano

Tel: +81 (0)72-455-2500   –   Web: www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/

Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture will take efforts to become a Muslim friendly airport for Muslim visitors to Japan.

It has seen an increasing of visitors from Muslim countries of Malaysia and Indonesia in recent years, including Halal Navi activities between those countries in the future.

Kansai already made its 3 prayer rooms in the terminal, by March 2014 in the international departures area.

The airport will also install facilities for worshipers to perform the wudu purification ceremony by which Muslims wash parts of the body prior to prayer. All airport visitors will be granted access to the prayer facilities (departing passengers on international flights only for the newly added facility).

Restaurants and food stores will also cater to Muslim travelers by introducing a service providing halal meals prepared in a special kitchen for in-flight meals served on international routes. According to Islamic law, halal meals must be prepared according to certain methods and may not include pork, alcohol or foods containing those ingredients. The food is available in the Special Waiting Room in Terminal 1, the Kansai Airport Meeting Room at Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport and the Group Dining Hall in the airport’s Sky View observation hall.

Kansai International is the first Japanese airport to openly adopt a “Muslim-friendly” policy.

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Kansai International Airport employees are also undergoing training to support Muslims so that Kansai International Airport can become a “Muslim-friendly Airport” providing fine service and hospitality.

II.Narita Airport

Tel: +81 (0)476-34-8000   –   Web: http://www.narita-airport.jp/

Narita Airport has two Prayer Rooms for passengers wishing to spend a moment to pray, meditate or simply be absorbed in contemplation in tranquil surroundings as stated by the Narita airport website.

One is located in the public area on the 5th floor of Terminal 1 and the other on the 1st floor of the main building of Terminal 2. Both are open from 6am to 9pm.

Narita Airport does have 2 or 3 known Halal dining options. Including both terminals and the shopping area. Muslims have to rely on vegetarian food to comply with Halal dietary laws. Caution is needed in this regard as even Japanese vegetarian food is often interlaced with pork and other animals’ fats. The best way of avoiding any disaster is to ask the waiters and catering staff about the contents of the food.

III.Fukuoka Airport

Tel: +81 (0)92-621-6059  –   Web: http://www.fuk-ab.co.jp/english/

Fukuoka Airport – formerly known as Itazuke Air Base – is Japan’s fourth busiest airport. It is an official second class airport and is located in the Hakata-ku ward of Fukuoka.

Muslim passengers may use the designated prayer rooms and prayer facilities that are available at the Fukuoka Airport during prayer times. The international terminal of the airport offers a prayer room and sufficient facilities for prayers. For travelers who wish to visit a mosque, the Fukuoka Masjid is the only mosque in Fukuoka and is located in the Higashi-ku ward.

The Fukuoka Airport presently does not offer any Halal restaurants. Muslim travellers have the choice of opting for some of the vegetarian dishes at some of the restaurants at the airport which offer a wide selection of international cuisine.

IV.Haneda International Airport

Tel: +81 (0)3-5757-8111  –   Web: www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/

Prayer room facilities are available at the airport for Muslim travelers. Halal food availability is not known, but there are plenty of coffee and restaurants that serve vegetarian food.

A small but clean prayer room is available on the third floor and can be used by Muslim passengers during prayer times. Wudu facilities are offered to passengers as well. There are also a few mosques such as the Tokyo Camii mosque and Tokyo mosque that are located within close proximity to the airport.

There are no known halal food restaurant within the airport. However the airport do have some vegetarian options available and a vast choice of food from Japanese, Chinese, European and ample of cafe’s throughout the airport where you can have a bite. Just say the below phrase before ordering
“Watashiwa bejiterian desu.”  –  わたしは ベジタリアンです – It means I am a vegetarian.

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