Travelling to a Muslim minority country can be a real challenge, especially when you need to pray but you are away from hotel #Nooooo. However, since the number of Muslim tourists visiting Japan is rising the past years, the number of Mosques and Mushalla is keep growing. Here is the list of Mosques and Mushalla you can visit during your holiday in Tokyo. These places are easily accessed by public transport and some are near to tourist attraction.
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Tokyo Camii is the largest and oldest mosque in Tokyo. It was first built by the Turkish community who emigrated from Russia in 1938. However, due to severe damage in its construction, the mosque had to be demolished in 1986 and was then rebuilt in 2000. Not only praying, you can also visit its cultural centre and Islamic library, eat Turkish food and even buy Turkey souvenirs in this mosque. They also conduct a program to introduce Islam to Non-Muslim every week.
Capacity : 1200 Parking : Available Friday Prayer : Yes Phone : 03-5790-0760 More Info on Tokyo Camii Mosque
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The Arabic Islamic Institute mosque or is also known as Hiroo Mosque was built in 1982 by the Saudi government to foster the Islamic development in Japan. As they are an Islamic institute, they also offer Arabic courses for those who are interested in learning. Besides that, they also have a library, mini museum and an audio-visual room. It is close to Roppongi Hills, one of tourist attraction in Tokyo. Small tips from us to look for this Masjid, if you find Embassy China on your left side just keep going until you find the first junction, then turn left and you will soon find this mosque.
Parking : Not available for public Friday Prayer : Yes Phone : 03-3404-6622 More Info on Arabic Islamic Institute
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Darul Arqam Masjid is located in the heart of Tokyo near Asakusa station. This Masjid is quite popular among locals as they conduct taraweeh prayer, weekly Islamic lecture, performing aqad nikah (marriage ceremony), also jenazah prayer and gusl of mayyah (Washing and Shrouding of the Deceased). There are also staffs that can speak Urdu, Japanese, English and Indonesian to help should you need any information.
Parking : Yes Friday Prayer : Yes Phone : 03-3871-6061 More Info on Darul Arqam Masjid
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This Masjid is under Assalam Foundation, a non-profit organisation giving dakwah to Japanese and establish a masjid for Muslim gathering in Japan. They have a community centre on the first floor and prayer hall on the second floor. They provide education and support system for newly converted Muslim and those who are inclined to embrace Islam, organise Islamic classes and lectures, and even provide a funeral facility for Muslim.
Parking : No Friday Prayer : Yes Phone : 050-3644-1045 More Info on Assalam Masjid
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Otsuka Masjid was built in 1999 from the donation of local and foreign Muslim. The major foreign donation comes from Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Rabita Alame Islami (Makkah Mukarramah). It has its own International Islamic school, family counselling, refugee assistance program, halal certification, and much more. You might be not familiar with Otsuka but it's just beside the famous Ikebukuro city.
Parking : No Friday Prayer : Yes Phone : 03-3971-5631 More Info on Otsuka Masjid
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Shinokubo Mushalla is located on the fourth floor of a shopping building. Although the place is not that big, it is quite comfortable and clean. The mushalla also conduct weekly Islamic lecture every Thursday night. It is in a foreigner area and surrounded by many Halal restaurants that you can visit after prayer. Fyi, It is also very near to Korean town if you happen to be Kpopers :p
Parking : No Friday Prayer : Yes More Info on Shinokubo Mushalla
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Makki Masjid is located near Ohanajaya station and thus people often refer it as Ohanajaya Masjid. It is also known as the base for Jamaah Tabligh in Tokyo. The Masjid that was established in 2001 conducts several activities for the Muslim surrounding. Such as teaching Qur'an for the kids, weekly Islamic lecture, Taraweeh prayer during Ramadhan as well as consultation about Islam.
Parking : Yes Friday Prayer : Yes Phone : 03-5670-7426 More Info on Makki Masjid
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Al-tawheed Masjid is located in the downtown west of Tokyo, not exactly the centre of the city. It is only 10 Km away from Mount Takao. If you are a true hiker, you must be familiar with this mount. This Masjid has their own library and classroom to conduct classes and lectures.
Capacity : 200 Parking : No Friday Prayer : Yes Phone : 0426-28-9060 More Info on Altawheed Masjid
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If you are on the way from or to Haneda airport, you can drop by and visit Kamata Masjid. It is only 10 Km from Haneda Airport. The Masjid itself has three floors with first floor for men prayer hall and second floor for women prayer hall. It was previously a mushalla and then developed to a Masjid to accommodate more people. There are also staffs that can speak Malay, Urdu, English, Bangladesh and Japanese to help you.
Parking : No Friday Prayer : Yes More Info on Kamata Masjid
Shibuya Mushalla is located in Noa Dogenzaka building, 11th floor, room number 7. It's only five minutes walk from Shibuya Station, the heart of Tokyo. If you have arrived in the building, take a lift to the eleventh floor and take a turn to the right.
Capacity : 15 Parking : No Friday Prayer : No More Info on Shibuya Mushalla
Here is the complete list of mosques and prayer rooms you may stop by during your visit in Tokyo
|TOKYO CAMII Masjid||1-19 Oyama, Shibuya, Tokyo||Yoyogi Uehara|
|ARABIC ISLAMIC INSTITUTE||3-4-18 Moto-Azabu, Minato, Tokyo||Azabu-juban|
|DARUL ARQAM MASJID||1-9-12 Higashi Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo||Asakusa|
|ASSALAM MASJID||Assalam Building, 4-6-7 Taito, Tokyo||Naka Okachimachi|
|OTSUKA MASJID||3-42-7 Minami Otsuka Toshima||Otsuka|
|SHINOKUBO MUSHALLA||2-10 Hyakunincho, Shinjukuku, Tokyo||Shinokubo|
|MAKKI MASJID||5-22-14 Yotsugi, Katsuhika, Tokyo||Ohanajaya|
|AL-TAWHEED MASJID||36-6, Hiraokacho, Hachioji, Tokyo||Nishi-hachioji|
|KAMATA MASJID||5-1-2 Kamata, Ota,Tokyo||Kamata|
|SHIBUYA MUSHALLA||2-15-1, Dōgenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo||Shibuya|
|BALAI INDONESIA MUSHALLA||4-6-6 Meguro, Meguro, Tokyo||Meguro|
|OJIMA MUSHALLA||Ōjima, 5 Chome−8, Kōtō-ku, Tokyo||Sumiyoshi|
|MANEKINEKO YOTSUYA- SANCHOME PRAYER ROOM||Samonchō, 3−1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo||Yotsuya Sanchome|
|LAOX GINZA EXITMELSA PRAYER ROOM||EXITMELSA 5 & 6 Floor 5-7-10, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo||Ginza|
|SEKAI CAFE OSHIAGE PRAYER ROOM||Narihira, 2−16 -8, Sumida-ku, Tokyo||Tokyo Skytree|
|SHITAMACHI SHOKUDOU IPPIN PRAYER ROOM||Nishiasakusa, 3−16−11, Taitō-ku, Tokyo||Nihombashi|
|NARITAYA PRAYER ROOM||2-7-13, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo||Asakusa|
|HANEDA AIRPORT MUSHALLA||3rd Floor, International Departure Area, Haneda Airport, Ota, Tokyo||Haneda-Airport|
|LAOX AKIHABARA PRAYER ROOM||7th Floor, 1-2-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo||Nihombashi|
|LAOX SHINJUKU PRAYER ROOM||Kyodo Bldg, 6th Floor, 3-1-20 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo||Shinjuku|
|TOKYO BIG SIGHT PRAYER SPACE||3-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo||Ariake|
|TAKASHIMAYA SHINJUKU PRAYER ROOM||11th Floor, 5-24-2, Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo||Sendagaya|
|TAKASHIMAYA DEPT. STORE MUSHALLA||11th Floor, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya||Shinsen-Shinjuku|
|TOKYO CHINESE MUSLIM RESTAURANT MUSHALLA||2-18-6 Kotobashi, Sumida, Tokyo||Kinsicho|
|MANHATTAN FISH MARKET IKEBUKURO PRAYER SPACE||1-4-2, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo||Ikebukuro|
Now you can put your mind at ease knowing that you don't have to worry on where to pray while you are in Tokyo #Alhamdulillah. If you want to search more mosques and places to pray nearby your place, don't forget to download Halal Navi to be your personal guide. You can see the details of the Masjid, connect the navigation to your map, and check halal restaurants near the Masjid.