An Islamic street is being planned in Chiba Prefecture. The mayor of Chiba Prefecture has approved a plan to create an environment in which Muslims can enjoy meals in peace and pray at mosques in response to recommendations from the Muslims residing in Chiba prefecture. This is a new challenge for this prefecture, home to Narita Airport and 6 million residents, located next to Tokyo.
Chiba is famous for Tokyo Disneyland (TDL) and Tokyo Disney Sea (TDS). Combined, these resorts boasted 28 million visitors in 2012, second only to the 33 million visitors welcomed by Disneyland in the U.S.A. The second and third most popular attractions in Asia are Osaka’s USJ (10 million visitors per year) and Hong Kong’s Ocean Park (8 million visitors per year). In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of tourists from Southeast Asia including Muslim’s who bring packed Halal lunches with them. It is impossible to see everything in one day.
Chiba prefecture has always been passionate about Halal and, indeed, is a foundation of Halal. As the prefecture, with a long coast line running north to south, faces the sea, it is blessed with an abundance of fruits, vegetables, agricultural products, and seafood, etc. You can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine using these specialty products at Hotel Springs Makuhari, an Halal-certified establishment.
Speaking of foreigner districts near Tokyo, Chinatown in Yokohama and Shin Okubo Korean Town are popular and crowded with Japanese tourists as well as foreigners. If an Islamic street is established in Chiba, it will become a new tourist attraction for the Japanese as well as Muslims. People wishing to increase the number of foreign visitors to Japan are spreading throughout the country.