• Kyodo


A travel agency based in Osaka city is offering tours catering specifically to Muslim visitors — a growing segment of inbound travelers from abroad — featuring a visit to a mosque, halal food and an attendant who adheres to Islam.

Miyako International Tourist Co. says its most popular route starts from Tokyo and takes participants to Osaka, Kyoto and Nara — all major tourist destinations. In recent years, Hokkaido, which has no rainy season and is known for winter sports, is also gaining traction, it says.

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