The natural beauty, rich tradition, exotic pop culture of Japan attracts millions of tourists from all around the world every year. Among other tourists, I have quite frequently spotted Muslims with their specific attire throughout Japan. However, when I ask any Muslim tourist about their trip in Japan, they often express their frustration about finding Halal Food and praying place. In fact, Japan is more diverse than it seems to be. There are Mosque and Musalla, Halal Restaurants, Halal Stores almost every area. You just need to look for it in the right place. So here I am to help you to have a perfect holiday.
Here, I will introduce you some of the Grand Mosques in Tokyo which is not only a place of worship but cultural touristic hotspot, and educational institute for local. I will also list some of the Musalla and its addresses. So you can just go the one that is near to you.
2. Tokyo Camii
Also known as Tokyo Mosque, is one of the largest and very first mosques in Tokyo. It was founded in 1938 by Russian Immigrant that fled the October Revolution. The mosque was renovated in 1998 to a similar appearance to the blue mosque in Istanbul.
Tokyo Camii is not only a worship place for Muslim but it is also Turkish Culture Centre. The impressive ottoman style building and its minarets attract many tourists and Japanese visitors throughout the year. It is located in Yoyogi-uehara just a short distance from the hotspots of Shinjuku and Harajuku. The mosque offers Iftar throughout Ramdan month, therefore if you happen to be in Tokyo during Ramadan, It is worth going there. you will not only Enjoy food but also socialize with many other muslim from diverse backgrounds.
Access: 3 min. walk from Yoyogi-Uehara Station.
Location: 1-16 Oyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2. Arabic Islamic In statute Hiro Mosque
The Arabic Islamic Institute was found by Saudi Arabia Government in 1982, to promote friendship, and cultural understanding between Arab nation and Japanese people. It is join mosque and institute that offer praying, library, small museum, Arabic classes, and many other activities.
Access: 10 Min. walk from Hiroo Sta, or Azabujuban Sta.
Location: 3-4-18 Moto-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3. Darul Arqam Masjid (Asakusa Mosque)
Located in the center of Tokyo, was established in 1998 in response to the growing number of Muslims. It has five-story building with a library that has books in various languages.
Access: 20 Min. Walk from Asakusa Station, or Sky Tree station.
Location: 1-9-12 Higashi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
4. Masjid Otsuka
Otsuka Mosque was completed in 2000. It also offers Islamic education apart from the praying. It is located short distance from Ikuebukuro.
Access: 3 min. Otsuka Station.
Location: 3-42-7 Minamiotsuka, Toshima, Tokyo
Contact: 3 170 0005
5. Masjid Al-Tawhee
Established In 2002. It is a cozy Mosque located in Hachioji, West Tokyo. The mosque offers a place for prayer, as well as cultural events, introduction to Islam, and Exchange forums.
Access: 30 Min. Walk from Hachioji Sta. Or 0 min walk Hiraokacho Bus stop
Location: 36-6 Hiraokachō Hachiōji-shi, Tōkyō-to Japan
6. Okachimachi Masjid
Access: 7 min walk from Okachimachi Station
Location: Assalaam Building, 4-6-7, Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo
7. Makki Masjid
Access: 7 min walk from Ohanajaya Station
Location: 5-22-11, Yotsugi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
8. Kamata Masjid
Access: 3 min. walk from Kamata sta.
Location: 5-1-2 Urata, Oota-ku, Tokyo
1o. Ikebukuro Musalla
Access: 2 Min. from Ikebukuro Station
Location: 1-2-3-401 NishiIkebukuro, Toshima-ku
11. Indonesia Musalla
Access: 7 Min. walk from Meguro Station
Location: 3-6-6 Meguro, Meguro-ku,
12. Machida Musalla
Access: 10 Min. Walk from Machida Station
Location: 4-22-16-202 Hara Machida, Machida-shi
13. Shibuya Musalla
Access: 5 min. from Shibuya Station
Location: 1107 Sagas Bldg., Dougenzaka, Shibuyaku
14. Shinokubo Musalla
Access: 1 min. from shinokubo Station
Location: 2-10 Hyakunincho, Shinjukuku-ku
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