Praying on time in a proper place might never be a problem for you who live in a Muslim majority country. However when you visit a Muslim minority country like Japan, finding a decent place to pray is like finding an oasis in the middle of the desert. We have made list of Mosques and Prayer Rooms in Tokyo before, and now here is the compilation of Mosques and prayer rooms in Osaka to help you out!
1. Osaka Mosque, Nishi Yodogawa
Osaka Mosque opened in 2010 and located in the central area of Osaka. It has four floors in the building with the first floor used for Halal shops, second floor as prayer hall, 3rd floor as Islamic madrasah, and the fourth floor for kitchen and dining hall.
|Address||4-12-16 Owada, Nishi Yodogawa-ku,Osaka|
|Opening hours||24 hours|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||Osaka Halal restaurant, Sitara Halal restaurant|
|More info||Osaka Mosque|
2. Osaka Ibaraki Mosque, Ibaraki
Credit to Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
Osaka Ibaraki Mosque is the heart of Islamic centre in Ibaraki. Besides conducting daily prayers, it also conducts Islamic lectures, Qur'an reading class, arranging Islamic wedding for Ijab and Qabul, and also jenazah prayer and gusl of mayyah (Washing and Shrouding of the Deceased).
|Address||4-6-13 Toyokawa, Ibaraki, Osaka|
|Opening hours||24 hours|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||Sagun Nepali Restaurant|
|More info||Osaka Ibaraki Mosque|
3. Kansai International Airport Prayer Rooms, Izumisano
Credit to Osaka-info
Kansai international airports provide three rooms for Muslim prayer. Two rooms are located at the international departure gate area (North wing and South wing), and another room is on the 3rd floor of terminal 1. All of the rooms separate the section for men and women. They also provide ablution place and rental of prayer equipment.
|Address||Kansai International Airport, Izumisano, Osaka 1. North wing of international departure gate 2. South wing of international departure gate 3. 3rd floor of terminal 1|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||The U-don, Sojibo, Hanazato|
|More info||Kansai International Airport Prayer Rooms|
4. JR Osaka Station City Prayer Room, Kita
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A prayer room is available in JR Osaka station city on the first floor of south gate building. The facility open from 11 am to 7 pm and you should inform the Osaka City Information Centre before using it. They will then assist and direct you to the prayer room. A separated sections are available for men and women as well as ablution place.
|Address||South Gate Building 1F, Osaka city station 3-3-1, Umeda, Kita, Osaka|
|Opening hours||11 am - 7pm|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||Ashoka, Maharaja Osaka|
|More info||JR Osaka Station City Prayer Room|
5. Kansai Tourist Information Centre Prayer Room, Shinsaibashi
Credit to Tourist Information Centre
This prayer room is located in the tourist information centre Kansai located just behind the Tommy Helfiger store in the busy shopping district Shinsaibashi Osaka. If you happen to be around Shinsabai and need a place to pray, this centre provides a clean and decent rooms for prayer. They even provide prayer mats and prayer clothes. The room is located on the third floor of this building.
|Address||3F, 2-5-1 Shinsaibashi-suji, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu|
|Opening hours||11 am - 7pm|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||Muqam, Nazar,|
|More info||Kansai Tourist Information Centre Prayer Room|
6. Rinku Premium Outlet Prayer Room, Izumisano
Credit to Kasihaleeya
Rinku outlet malls is a very famous shopping outlet and only 10 minutes away from Kansai international airport, there is a shuttle bus from the airport to this outlet malls. They provide a prayer room for visitors, however, the prayer room door is always locked, thus you must inform the officer if you want to use it. They will gladly send you to the room and open the door for you. Qiblat direction is provided on its ceiling but men and women share the same room. If you are a shopaholic, you might also want to check Outlet Malls in Japan!
|Address||3-28, Rinkuourai Minami, Izumisano, Osaka|
|Opening hours||10 am - 8 pm|
|More info||Rinku Premium Prayer Room|
7. Namba City Prayer Room, Chuo
Credit to Kouiki Kansai
A prayer room is available in Namba City shopping mall on its main building first basement floor. It includes wudhu space and a separate room for men and women. You will have to come to the information centre and apply to use the room by filling up their form. The prayer room is open for every religion to use, not only Muslim. As space is limited, each group is given 30 minutes to use the facilities.
|Address||5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka|
|Opening hours||10 am - 9 pm|
|Capacity||5 men / 3 women|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||Karakus, , KENNY Asia|
|More info||Namba City Prayer Room|
8. Laox Daimaru Shinsaibashi Prayer Room, Shinsaibashi
Credit to Halal Media
Laox Shinsaibashi shopping mall provides a prayer room for their visitor on its seventh floor. Men and women rooms are separated, prayer mat and Qibla direction are provided. There is also Muslim friendly souvenirs shop on its eight floor that sells Halal and Muslim friendly snacks and other eateries for you to bring back home. You may want to check the list of Halal friendly snacks you can buy as a souvenir from Japan.
|Address||1 Chome-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu|
|Opening hours||10.30 am - 9 pm|
|Capacity||2 men / 2 women|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||Ali's Kitchen, Nazar, Cafe Bintang Osaka|
|More info||Laox Daimaru Shinsaibashi Prayer Room|
9. Lalaport Expocity Prayer Room, Suita
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Good news for Muslim shopping lovers who plan to visit one of Mitsui outlet mall branch in Osaka. Lalaport Expocity provides a prayer room for Muslim. The room for men and women are separated and they also provide a place to take ablution. However, as the room is always locked you need to ask the receptionist in information counter on the first floor to get the security code to enter the room.
|Address||2-1 Senribanpakukōen, Suita-shi, Ōsaka-fu|
|Opening hours||10 am - 9 pm|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||Yuigetsuan Sojibo Soba Dining|
|More info||Lalaport Expocity Prayer Room|
10. Hard Rock Cafe Osaka Prayer Room, Chuo
Credit to Hard Rock Cafe
Some of you might be a fan of Hard Rock Cafe and feel the urge of visiting the Hard Rock Cafe in any city you go, just to buy their merchandise for souvenirs maybe :p. Hard rock cafe in Osaka provides prayer room to its customer but a reservation is required to use this room.
|Address||Itou Biru 1F, 3-6-14 minamimotomachi, chuo-ku, Osaka|
|Opening hours||11.30 am - 11 pm|
|Halal friendly restaurants nearby||Mughal|
|More info||Hard Rock Cafe Osaka Prayer Room|
Here is the complete list of mosques and prayer rooms you may stop by during your visit in Osaka
|Osaka Mosque||4-12-16 Owada, Nishi Yodogawa-ku,Osaka|
|Osaka Ibaraki Mosque||4-6-13 Toyokawa, Ibaraki, Osaka|
|Kansai International Airport Prayer Rooms||Kansai International Airport, Izumisano, Osaka 1. North wing of international departure gate 2. South wing of international departure gate 3. 3rd floor of terminal 1|
|JR Osaka Station City Prayer Room||South Gate Building 1F, Osaka city station 3-3-1, Umeda, Kita, Osaka|
|Kansai Tourist Information Centre Prayer Room||3F, 2-5-1 Shinsaibashi-suji, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka|
|Rinku Premium Outlet Prayer Room||3-28, Rinkuourai Minami, Izumisano, Osaka|
|Namba City Prayer Room||5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka|
|Laox Daimaru Shinsaibashi Prayer Room||1 Chome-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka|
|Lalaport Expocity Prayer Room||2-1 Senribanpakukōen, Suita-shi, Ōsaka|
|Hard Rock Cafe Osaka Prayer Room||Itou Biru 1F, 3-6-14 minamimotomachi, chuo-ku, Osaka|
|Ramen Honolu Prayer Room||2 Chome-5-27 Motomachi, Ōsaka|
|Tsuki No Odori Prayer Room|
|Matsuri Prayer Room||3 Chome-27-17 Yoshino, Ōsaka|
|Mughal Pakistan Restaurant Prayer Room||3 Chome-6-25 Shinke, Higashiōsaka-shi, Osaka|
Now you can put your mind at ease knowing that you don't have to worry on where to pray while you are in Osaka.
If you want to search more mosques and places to pray nearby your place, don't forget to download Halal Navi apps. You can see the details of the Mosque (whether they conduct Friday prayer, the capacity, parking, etc), connect the address and navigate it to your map, and check halal restaurants nearby the Mosque.