Kyoto is among the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, it is the place of many beautiful Shrines and Temples in Japan, breathtaking natural sceneries, and many more! Definitely one of the must-visit places in Japan. With that reputation in hand, Kyoto has been striving to provide its hospitality to more diverse customers, which can also be seen with more and more hotels providing Muslim-friendly services that include serving Halal or Muslim-friendly menus in their hotel and also providing place and equipment for prayers. Here is the list of Muslim-friendly hotels for your stay in Kyoto.
Kyoto Century Hotel
Kyoto Century hotel serves Halal Japanese cuisine menus in their hotel, their meals are Halal-certified by the Kyoto Muslim Association. The halal menus, however, needs to be requested 3 days in advance, so make sure you contact them about this before your visit. The hotel also provides praying mats, female praying dress, and Qiblah compass available upon request. Kyoto Century Hotel is can be reached by a 2-minutes walk from the Kyoto Station, ensuring your access around Kyoto.
Address : 680 Higashi Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8216
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto is one of the best places to stay in during your stay in Kyoto. It is directly connected to the JR Kyoto station, ensuring easy access to the hotel as well as access to a complete Kyoto sightseeing experience. Hotel Granvia is among the most Muslim-friendly hotel in Japan, for starters, food served in restaurant “Le Temps” and Japanese restaurant “Ukihashi” are fully Halal-certified by the Malaysia Halal Corporation (MHC), with the halal menus available from 11:00 am to 11: 00 pm. You can also request for halal lunch and dinner by contacting them 3 days in advance. In addition to that, the hotel also provides Qiblah direction in every guest rooms in their hotel, along with praying mats and Quran provided in rooms in advance upon request, or to be lent to banquet halls. Read more from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto Website.
Address : JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Shiokoji-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
This luxurious hotel in Kyoto now offers Muslim friendly menus in their hotel. The Muslim-friendly menus consist of 7 set-types menus that are Halal-certified. The hotel also provides praying mats and Qiblah compass available upon request along with rooms available for prayers with consultation with the staffs in advance. The hotel is located 3 minutes away by foot from Exit 5 of the Shijo Subway station. Read more about Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto.
Address : 630 Takahashi-cho, Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8096
The Westin Miyako Kyoto
The Westin Miyako Kyoto’s restaurant, the Aqua Blue, provides buffet menus for the whole day, what’s better is they have a designated halal section in their buffet so that the Muslim customers can enjoy their meals freely. You can take a shuttle bus that goes directly from the Kyoto Station to the Westin Miyako Kyoto. Read more from the Westin Miyako Kyoto website.
Address : 1 Awataguchi Kachocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0052
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto
The Rihga Royal Hotel is can be one of the most convenient hotels to stay in during your visit to Kyoto, since it is strategically located within the walking distance to the Kyoto aquarium, and you can also take the train to the famous Kinkakuji which would take around 45 minutes. The Hotel provides Muslim-friendly menus excluding ingredients that are not within the halal criteria although the menus itself are not yet halal-certified. In addition to that, Qiblah compasses are also available upon request along with room to use for praying purposes which is also available upon request in advance and is depending on the availability of the rooms itself. Read more from Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto Website.
Address : 1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, Higashi Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto 600-8237 Japan