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Maharaja Biryani Restaurant, located in Tokyo, Japan offers home style, expertly made, fresh and authentic Indian food dishes.This restaurant is perfect for Muslim diners since the food is Halal.

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  • Plan To Travel After Covid-19? Here Are 12 Reasons Why You Should Travel To Japan!

    The COVID-19 situation has resulted in a travel ban in some countries. Usually, around this time of the year, many people would have planned for their next holiday! Given the situation currently, we can only plan for our next trip once the situation gets better. But hey, planning for a trip can be exciting too! And if you are still struggling to decide which destination you should go to once it is safe to travel again, then we recommend Japan! I, myself, have my destination set for Japan next, and if you do too, then great! Japan has always been one of the popular destinations amongst tourists especially with the increasing Muslim-friendly services here. Here are 12 reasons why Japan should be your next destination after the Covid-19 pandemic! via GIPHY Also Read: Looking For Accommodation? Bunk in These 7 Muslim-Friendly Ryokans in Japan! 1. Natural Wonders of Japan Image Credit: Walter Mario Stein on Unsplash Japan is not all about city life. Apart from all the modernity and advanced technology tagged to its image, Japan holds an incredible natural landscape. We can never forget about the iconic Mount Fuji when it comes to the natural landscape in Japan. Who can also forget Arashiyama's Bamboo Forest, one of the must-visit places when you are in Osaka or Kyoto area. There are so many other incredible natural wonders in Japan that you should check out! Fit them in your itinerary and get awestruck by the view! 2. Rich Culture and Tradition Image Credit: Aya Salman on Unsplash The culture in Japan has evolved throughout the years. But walk down some streets and alleys in Japan, and you can still see the traditional elements. Japan, to me, is a fusion of traditional and modernity. Apart from being picturesque, there are so many things to see and learn in Japan. Japan's popular culture has brought about global recognition, such as anime and manga. Not to forget traditional art appreciation like Japanese painting, calligraphy, and Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement). I have always been interested in Kimono, not only from the way of wearing one but also from the prints and textiles. It is a great experience to don one too! Japan's rich culture and tradition is definitely one of the reasons why you should visit the country if you haven't!  3. Halal Food Image Credit: Helga Christina on Unsplash Often, I was asked this question from my peers: "Is it easy to find Halal food in Japan?" Let me assure you that it is, and it has gotten better! Comparing my trip in 2013 to the recent ones in 2019, sourcing for Halal food has gotten easier. The food industry in Japan has embraced Halal gastronomy and it will continue to grow in the nearest future. The best thing about traveling is trying local delicacies and food. Think about the authentic taste of Sushi, Ramen and Udon. This should be one of the reasons to get you excited to explore Japan! For more information on where you can locate Halal food in Japan, you can refer to this. 4. Transportation Image Credit: Ian Matyssik on Unsplash You must have heard about how accurate and efficient Japan's transportation is. And this is always true. The only time I had to wait for the train to arrive was due to a snowstorm and an accident during my previous visit. The accurate and "on-time" transportation timings really help in planning for your trip. Also, Japan is highly accessible; it is easy to get from one place to another via public transportation. Which gets me to my next point. Japan's railway system might be intimidating and confusing to many. With so many lines, different train companies, and different train categories, it can be overwhelming at times. We suggest proper planning and if possible, prepare your Google maps for ease! I myself feel the need to rely on Google Maps all the time as it helps in determining the platform number, train line, and category. Either way, it will be a great adventure and experience for you!  5. Entertainment Image Credit: Megan McClain on Unsplash If you are in a J-pop fandom, it is likely for you to travel to and fro Japan to watch concerts of your favorite groups. Even for fans of Japanese Anime, traveling to Japan is like a dream come true. Take, for example, Akihabara, a town in Tokyo, which is filled with various products of Japanese popular culture; you will have endless choices of merchandise and goods to choose from. For all of you fans of the Pokémon franchise, don't forget to visit the Pokémon centers of Tokyo here! And it is definitely way cheaper to buy it straight from the country of origin.  Other than that, Japan is also home to the popular Studio Ghibli. If you are a fan of these classic Japanese animation films, don't miss out on the Studio Ghibli museum in Mitaka! My advice? Just make sure you have enough baggage weight to bring back all of these goods!  6. Accommodation Image Credit: Jack Zhang on Unsplash Japan has various kinds of accommodation available for all types of travelers. Capsule hotel was first developed in Japan, and its concept has been adopted in other countries. Apart from hostels and hotels, you can always opt for apartments. I remember how Airbnb wasn't vastly used back then, and there tend to be some mishaps. As most rental apartments need to be registered under the Japanese Government, it's relatively easier to trust booking accommodations through Airbnb nowadays. The most exciting part is, you can try living among the locals while booking accommodation via Airbnb. If these still don't excite you, why not stay in a traditional Japanese tatami house or Ryokans (Traditional Japanese Inns)? These accommodations offer you the full traditional Japanese experience of relaxation and most importantly, there are some Ryokans that provide Muslim-friendly services in Japan! What an experience it will be!  7. Top Cities to Visit Image Credit: Alexander Smagin on Unsplash Each city in Japan has its own uniqueness, bringing about endless choices to explore. Top destinations like Tokyo and Osaka no longer needs an introduction. If you need a break from Tokyo, you can always visit Hakone, which is famous for its hot spring and scenic view. Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido, is popular for its snow festival held annually in February. Or visit Hiroshima, one of the historical cities in Japan. Whichever city you decided to visit, it will definitely be a great one!Also Read: The Best Muslim-Friendly Destinations in Japan 8. Japan's Four Seasons Image Credit: AJ on Unsplash For someone who is born and raised in a country with no seasonal change, I am always looking forward to traveling to countries with the four different seasons. Japan has a remarkable view and exciting activities to do all seasons. It is known to be one of the best destinations to view cherry blossoms in spring. But it does not stop there. Christmas is always magical in Japan with lightings and illuminations during winter. Meanwhile, you can catch festivals in summer like the Matsuri festivals and witness the trees turn into pretty shades of orange and yellow foliage as it approaches autumn. Are you tempted to visit Japan yet?  9. Amusement Parks Image Credit: Ester Marie Doysabas on Unsplash Homed to renowned Universal Studio Japan and Disneyland, this should be one of the reasons to travel to Japan! Most travelers would have this in their bucket list as both of these amusement parks are popular tourist attractions! These theme parks are also places where you can get souvenirs for your loved ones! Don't forget to put on those cute Disney Ears Hats and headbands before making your way to Disneyland! Either you are jumping on the bandwagon as a tourist, or you just want to have some fun, you will make great memories here!  10. Convenience Store (Konbini) Image Credit: Joan Tran on Unsplash If there's one thing that should excite you to travel to Japan, it's the convenience store, also known as Konbini! It's not only 7-11 chains that you can find here, but there are also Family Mart, Lawson and Sunkus. Unlike the supermarket, they are opened 24/7 and don't be surprised to find one at almost every location. Your choices here are not limited to food and drinks; you can also find everyday items like cosmetics, toiletries, and stationeries. They also provide services like ATM machines, photocopy and printing services and ticketing machines for various activities like concerts and amusement parks. And did I mention that it is the best place to go to if you are lost? Apart from refreshing yourself, you can also ask the shopkeeper for directions as they tend to have a map around the area and may be able to help you.  11. 100yen Shops Image Credit: Hamish Duncan on Unsplash Dare I say this is one of the best places to shop for anything? Even if it's necessary or not! You can find various items here like household products and craft items. Each store holds different products, so if you're lucky, you might find some hidden gem somewhere. There are also other chains like 3coins and the renowned Daiso, which is always crowded given its popularity amongst tourists. I can spend hours going from aisle to aisle browsing items and trust me, it's the best place to get souvenirs too! If you are lucky enough, you can even find Japan-made products which make great souvenirs to take home for your family and friends. 12. A Safe Country Image Credit: Lilian Luk on Unsplash Japan is known for being a generally safe country. As it is one of the safest countries in the world, there should be fewer things to worry about and you could walk around the cities with ease, even at night. Nonetheless, even though Japan is known for its low crime rate, this doesn't mean that we can be too comfortable as a tourist. Travel safety still applies, and it should always be our top priority.   Also Read: 10 Main Shopping Enclaves in Shibuya - Japan! Japan is worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. There are so many things to do and see, be it solo, with friends or with your family. I am sure these 12 reasons will get you all excited to choose Japan as your next destination after the Covid-19 pandemic because it sure does for me (again!).  via GIPHY ...

  • Japan's Most Aesthetic Hostels You Need To Check Out

    Tokyo is the capital city of Japan, a bustling cosmopolitan city. With its modernity and well-preserved history, there are so many things you can do and see in Tokyo. Whether you travel solely for nature or to shop, Tokyo offers its visitor vast choices of shopping, entertainment, greenery, and culture. These different sides that you can find while exploring will surprise you and make your trip a memorable one. Japan, in general, is known to be an expensive country if you compare it to any other Asian country. No doubt, I must admit that it is true. But this shouldn't hinder you from visiting the country. With proper planning and sourcing out for the best itinerary that best suits your budget, you can enjoy the best out of what Tokyo has to offer. Booking accommodations in Tokyo might come as a surprise to you as it can be really costly. I am not a hostel person in general. But due to budget, I narrowed down my necessity and happened to stumble across hostels in Tokyo. Here are some of the hostels that you should book if you are visiting Tokyo!Also Read: Tokyo Olympics 2020 | 9 Out-Of-This-World Things You Need To Know 1. Bunka Hostels Tokyo Image Credit: Bunka Hostel; Conveniently located in Asakusa, a district filled with history and shopping streets. Bunka Hostels Tokyo is located in Asakusa, a district filled with history and shopping streets. A 5-minute walk from Asakusa station, this hotel's location makes it easy to navigate to the city center. This hostel is known for its contemporary concept combined with the Japanese element. Image Credit: Bunka Hostel; With an interior of clean and minimalist Japanese concept, Bunka Hostel is easily any backpacker's dream. The clean cuts of its furniture and the strong wood accent simply accentuate Japanese architecture. Image Credit: Bunka Hostel; The female dormitory is equipped with curtains and is kept separated from the male dormitories. This makes the hostel a safe and secure place for female travellers to stay in. You can choose from three different kinds of rooms; mixed dormitory, female dormitory and family room. Daily house-keeping and superb customer service will make your stay a comfortable and pleasant one. With exceptional reviews on most booking sites, there shouldn't be an excuse not to consider this as your accommodation! Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. A shared dining area is available on the top floor. Price per night: From SGD38 Address: 1-13-5, Asakusa, Taito-Ku, Tokyo 111-0032 Website | Facebook | Instagram 2. OakHostel Sakura Image Credit: Hotels of Tokyo; Oakhostels Sakura offers a dormitory room for female only. This is perfect for female travellers to Tokyo. Oakhostels Sakura is one of the hostels established under Oak Hotel. As this hostel is conveniently situated near Oshiage Station, you can easily add Tokyo Skytree as part of your ininerary. Apart from that, there is a direct train access from Narita Airport, making your journey from the airport an easier one. Oakhostels Sakura offers dormitory room; either mixed or female-only. You might want to check out their single room as I feel that it is slightly less expensive as compared to other hostels. Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may also help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. A shared dining area is available and made free for use. Price per night: From SGD28Address: 4-6-9, Narihira, Sumida-Ku, Tokyo 130-0002 Website | Facebook  3. Mustard Hotel Shibuya Image Credit: Mustard Shibuya Hotel on Facebook; Mustard Shibuya Hotel is conveniently located near the city's entertainment street. Shibuya is known for its latest fashion and street culture.  If you are looking to stay in a bustling town area like Shibuya, check out Mustard Hotel Shibuya. Opened in 2018, this hotel is situated in between of Shibuya Station and Ebisu Station. Mustard Shibuya Hotel is known for its collaboration with various artists in a program called "Creators in Mustard" to showcase various artworks and exhibitions. Image Credit: Mustard Shibuya Hotel; Mustard Shibuya Hotel offers rooms with a simple yet eye-catching design.   Mustard Shibuya Hotel has a wide range of rooms to accomodate different needs and preferences of guests. You can choose from dormitory rooms to private rooms. The hotel's design is simple, yet functional; perfect for those who adore minimalist designs. Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary, if needed. A shared dining area is available and made free for use. There is also a bicycle rental service. If you're up for some thrill, you can even rent a skateboard, with its designs inspired by the Japanese culture. With all of these activities in store for you, you are sure to enjoy your stay at Mustard Shibuya Hotel.  Price per night: From SGD44 Address: Shibuya Bridge B, 1-29-3 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0011 Website | Facebook | InstagramAlso Read: Check Out This New Muslim-Friendly Youth Hostel In Tokyo 4. Hostel Den Image Credit: Hostel Den on Agoda; Hostel Den gives off a modern feel with a traditional Japanese touch.  Hostel Den is the first Muslim-friendly hostel, providing prayer rooms and also maps for Halal restaurants. The location of this hostel is smacked right in-between 5 different stations. Each of which is being used for different subway lines which makes your alternative mode of transportation vast. This hostel offered dormitory for mixed, male-only and female-only, and also private rooms with shared bathrooms. Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. A shared dining area is available and made free for use. There is also a portable Wi-Fi rental service provided. Price per night: From SGD32Address: 4-13-8, Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 103-0023 Website | Facebook | Instagram 5. Sadou Hostel Image Credit: Sadou Hostel on Facebook; Sadou Hostel is a must-stay hostel if you are into Japanese culture. The rooms are modern and spacious, yet furnished with a tint of traditional Japanese elements.  Located in the Ueno district, Sadou Hostel is based on the philosophy "Once in a lifetime opportunity." They offer various Japanese cultural events like tea ceremony, flower arrangement and calligraphy, to name a few. It is a must stay hostel if you want to learn more about Japanese culture as the rates tend to be cheaper as compared to other places. This hostel provides dormitory-style rooms; mixed, male and female.  Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. A shared kitchen is available and made free for use. Price per night: From SGD44Address: 1-11-7, Higashiueno, Taito-Ku, Tokyo, 110-0015 Website | Facebook | Instagram 6. Beagle Tokyo Hostel & Apartments Image Credit: Beagle Tokyo Hostel & Apartments on Agoda; This Hostel has an interesting wooden interior design which is visually pleasing.  This hostel is worth the mention despite being situated further away from the city area (and that is if you don't mind.) Located just 8-minutes away from Haneda airport, Beagle Hostels is suitable for guests with late-night flights as they provide a free airport shuttle. Do note that booking is required for this service. Also, the dormitory rooms are separated between males and females. You might want to check out the family room if you are traveling with your family. Interestingly, they provide a prayer mat for those staying in the family room! What are you waiting for? Check out this Muslim-friendly hostel now! Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. Price per night: From SGD40 Address: 1-15-16 Haneda, Ota-Ku, Tokyo, 144-0043 Website  Also Read: If You're in Japan, Don't Miss Out on Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant! With an abundance of hostels available in Tokyo, you will be spoilt for choices. Reading reviews will help you to narrow down the best hostels to stay in. I hope this list can help you to plan for your next trip to Tokyo!...

  • Say Hello To Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle's Second Outlet At Tokyo Station

    After their first outlet at Jimbocho, Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle has opened their second outlet at one of the busiest stations in Japan, Tokyo Station.  The Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Tokyo Station has also been rated AAA by CrescentRating. At the Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Tokyo Station, no alcohol is served in the premises. Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle is certified by the Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA) of Japan.  Image Credit: Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle What makes the Tokyo Station different from the outlet at Jimbocho is that at this outlet, there are nine types of noodle to choose from – Futome no sankakumen (Thick and Triangular Noodle) Sankakumen (Triangular Noodle) Gokubuto no hiramen (Extremely Thick Noodle)  Futome no hiramen (Wide and Flat Noodle) Hiramen (Thin and Flat Noodle) Futomen (Thick Noodle) Chuubutomen (Medium Thickness Noodle) Hosomen (Thin Noodle) Gokuhosomen (Extremely Thin Noodle) Image Credit: Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle At Mazulu, every bowl of beef noodle is made from scratch. From the hand-pulled Lamian (a type of Chinese noodles) to the hot beef broth made by simmering beef bones with 10 different medicinal spices for hours. Top it off with coriander, leaf garlic,  and thinly sliced beef. This bowl of goodness can make you feel right at home or could perhaps have you gulping gallons of water if you're not careful with their Chinese chilli oil. But from our experience, it's not that bad! via GIPHY If you're stopping by Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Tokyo Station and have yet to perform your prayers, the restaurant is located just minutes away from a nearby prayer space at the JR East Travel Service Center.  Location: JR East Travel Service Center, Marunouchi North Gate, Tokyo Station BuildingAvailable Time: 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM (Weekdays), 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM (Weekends & Public Holidays) Background Story via GIPHY Takeru Seino, the manager of Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant had actually gone to Lanzhou to look for a Lamian stall that would be willing to train him to make Lamian noodles. During his study in Beijing, he had fallen in love with the dish after tasting it for the first time while he was in Beijing. It was after multiple failed attempts of trying of recreating Lamian noodles that he finally resorted to taking a trip to Lanzhou to get himself professionally trained. After much persuasion, Mazulu agreed to train him and he finally mastered the skill of handcrafting these noodles to perfection and later opened his own shop in Japan. Indeed every strand of Lanzhou lamian is a work of art by craftsmen.  Address: GranTokyo South Tower B1F, 1-9-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6690Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM (Mon-Sat)                          11:00 AM to 09:30 PM (Sundays, Public Holidays)                          *Note: The store will close when the broth is sold outContact No.: +81-3-6268-0323 Directions from Tokyo Station 3 minutes walk to Yurakucho area, after exiting Yaesu South Exit Website  ...

  • If You're in Japan, Don't Miss Out on Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant!

    Have you ever tasted something so good that you wanted to learn how to make it? Well, Takeru Seino definitely did! Takeru is the manager of Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant. While studying in Beijing, he fell in love with the Lanzhou lamian (a type of Chinese handmade noodles) that he ate during his stay. After returning home, he tried various ways to recreate the Lanzhou noodles, but that resulted in mutiple failed attempts.  Credit: Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant And so, he went on a trip to Lanzhou in search for a Lamian shop that would be willing to train him to make these delicious noodles. At last, he came across Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle restaurant. After much persuasion, Mazulu agreed to train him and he finally mastered the skill of handcrafting these noodles to perfection and later opened his own shop in Japan. Credit: Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle RestaurantMazulu Halal Beef Noodle restaurant was established over 100 years ago and is situated along the ancient Silk Road. One interesting feature about this restaurant is that they are the only Lanzhou Lamian shop that is certified by the Chinese government as "China Time-honored Brand." What's more, they even had the honourable opportunity of being featured on a well-known gourmet documentary called "A Bite of China (Shejianshang de Zhongguo)." Truly, Mazulu is the best Lanzhou Beef Noodle shop in Japan, and it is no wonder that their noodles are ranked "Special Grade"! Not to mention, they're awarded an AAA grade by Crescentrating as well. Credit: Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant As its name suggests, this Halal restaurant is known for their signature beef noodles, where every component of the dish is crucial and given careful attention. Their noodles in particular are hand stretched by craftsmen using wheat flour dough. They come in three different thicknesses - thin (hosomen), regular (hiramen) or triangular (sankakumen). For those of you who naturally have a small appetite, the staff would highly recommend you to try their thinnest noodles so that the portion of noodles is just right for you. Credit: Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant Upon crafting the noodles, everything is drenched in hot soup that is made by simmering beef bones with 10 different medicinal spices for hours on end. Not forgetting, the ramen is then garnished with coriander, leaf garlic, beef, radishes and topped off with Chinese chili oil. Indeed, the crunchy radishes are a great mix to all the delicious chewy noodles! For those of you who cannot handle spicy food, don't be deterred by the red colour of the chilli oil because the chilli is not too spicy.  Credit: Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant The beef noodles are sold at an affordable price of just 1000 yen, and extra coriander or beef will only cost you an additional 120 yen and 200 yen respectively. That's a bargain considering the generous portion you're served! To get an authentic taste of Japan, we would highly recommend that you pair your Lamian noodles with a cup of green tea. Do note that the queue at this restaurant is usually pretty long but your waiting time shouldn't take more than 30 minutes. The friendly staff (who are fluent in English and Japanese) are always making the effort to ensure that the tables are cleared quickly so that customers do not need to wait very long. Address: Mazulu,1-3-18,Kanda Jimbocho,Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051From the Jinbocho Subway Station, take a 5-minute walk from exit A7Opening Hours: (Daily) 11am - 3pm, 5pm to 8.30pm *Shop usually closes once the broth is sold outContact No. : 03-6811-7992 Halal Status : Halal-Certified  Nearby Prayer Places: 1. Prayer Room LAOX B1F (5-mins drive from Mazulu)Address:1 Chome-2-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan (located in LAOX Akihabara Main Shop)  2. Asakusa Mosque (25-minute drive from Mazulu)Address: 1 Chome-9-12 Higashiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0025, Japan So if you're planning to travel to Japan anytime soon, make sure you check out Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle restaurant because not only does it sell delicious food, but it's got rich history as well! Website Facebook  ...

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 | 9 Out-Of-This-World Things You Need To Know

    Sports fans worldwide are getting all geared up to watch their favorite athletes in action at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, taking place from 24th July to 9th August in Japan. This year’s event is set to be as interesting as ever, with Japan extending their reputed hospitality to visitors and making great efforts to create a welcoming environment. What is special about the 2020 Olympics is that Japan’s technology will be taking things to the next level. And yes! This does include robots and self-driving taxis! via GIPHY Furthermore, organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have decided to make Japan a lot more Muslim-friendly which is certainly a great move when bringing different communities together. As first-time hosts, Japan aims to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympics a unique and memorable experience for everyone. 1. Look Out For The Mobile Mosque Credit: Japan News-Yomiuri on Portland Press Herald While the Tokyo Grand Mosque is easily the best place to perform your prayers, it might be time-consuming and a hassle to navigate your way back and forth the event venue and mosque. This is when the mobile mosque would come in really handy! The massive 48 square-meter mobile mosque can accommodate up to 50 worshippers. The 25-ton truck comes with a portable ablution area for worshippers to make wudhu. The mobile mosque was created to encourage Muslim travelers to Japan for the Olympics without having to worry about their personal needs. 2. Stay Tuned For The 2020 Paralympics The excitement of the Olympics will continue on to the 2020 Paralympics which will be held from August 25th to September 6th. Not only will this event be an inspiring one, but two new sports will be added to the agenda - badminton and taekwondo. The 2020 Paralympics will also include the traditional torch relay, and events are set to take place at all prefectures that will be hosting the event in Japan. 3. New Sports Will Be Part Of The Agenda If you are wondering what is special about the 2020 Olympics, look out for the sports that will be part of the agenda for the first time Baseball/Softball, Karate, Sport Climbing, Surfing, and Skateboarding. It’s well-known that one of Japan’s favorite sports include baseball, which will be marking its return at the 2020 Olympics along with softball as well. 4. Halal Meals Will Be Available As one of the moves to make the Olympics more Muslim-friendly - athletes and visitors will find it easier to get Halal meals. So, you don’t have to worry about locating Halal restaurants, instead, you can focus on the thrilling sporting events. The Halal meals will be provided by the Muslim World League (MWL) which is also set to be the provider of Halal items in Japan under a new agreement with the country. The MWL has promised that quality products and services will be certified accordingly as well. 5. Let The Robots Take You Into The Future Credit: Techspot It’s no secret that Japan is among the most technologically forward countries in the world - so be prepared to let robots carry your luggage! This is all part of the 2020 technology to create a futuristic environment and with a swarm of robots performing tasks to make visitors feel welcome and enjoy a convenient stay during the major sporting event. Majority of the robots will be at the athlete’s Olympic village in the Odaiba area and at the airport, where visitors will get assistance with translation, directions, transport and even sight-seeing. 6. More Cutting Edge Technology Credit: Voicetra Part of the amazing 2020 Technology that Japan will be presenting includes an app that features real-time translation known as VoiceTra that is designed to translate 10 languages and will be available in public areas such as shopping spots and landmarks. Panasonic will also be introducing a palm-sized translator that can translate Japanese into 10 languages. Finally taking things further for viewers at home, the NHK plans to broadcast the event in glorious 8k high definition where you can enjoy the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a high-quality display. 7. Olympic Medals Will Contain Parts Of Old Electronics With all this progress in technology, creating a unique experience for visitors to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan is also taking a sustainable approach to the medals for the event. The Japanese are encouraged to donate their old and unused electronic items which will be used to manufacture up to 5000 medals for the Olympics. 8. A Unique Take On Technology And Transport Credit: Nikkei Asian Review Japan plans to the next level once again by introducing the self-driving taxis to the streets. The taxis are installed with sensors, with more vehicles to be launched out in time for the Tokyo Olympics. Additionally, there are big plans to power the entire Olympic athletes’ village with hydrogen by using fuel cells and hydrogen-powered buses as well. 9. Artificial Shooting Stars? via GIPHY Another fascinating feature of this year’s Olympics include plans to release an artificial meteor shower from a cubic microsatellite that will be operated from earth for the opening ceremony, which will be the very first of its kind.  ...