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13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

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Syahirah Mazlan •  Apr 15, 2024

When you’re out and about, it’s not always convenient to hurry back to your hotel or accommodation to catch your daily prayers.

If you’re in Tokyo, you’re in luck! There are plenty of prayer spaces nearby shopping streets, tourist hotspots and attractions for you to visit to do your prayer obligations.

Here we round up places you can visit in Tokyo if you’re looking for prayer spaces!

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Shibuya

1. Noa Dogenzaka aka Musollah Shibuya

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

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Shibuya has a lot of exciting things to see and do! It’s easy to get caught up with all the sights and sounds, which is why Noa Dogenzaka (also knowns as Shibuya Prayer Room), is a great place to visit to do your prayers while shopping and sightseeing! ?To get to the prayer space, simply leave Shibuya Station by the Hachiko exit, then cross the crossroad towards the row of stores, and you’ll find it!

Address: 2 Chome 15-1 Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043 Japan

2. Shibuya PARCO

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

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Shibuya PARCO is a 4-minute walk from Shibuya Station! Walk past Softbank Shibuya and Utahiroba. Keep walking until you see The Body Shop (on the right) and turn left. The prayer space is small and peaceful which makes it quite easy to miss as you’re walking by!

Address: 5F, 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku

3. Yuki Work Salon

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

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We can all agree that Japanese salons and hair-styling are different and unique! So, if you happen to be getting a blow out or doing some pampering at Yuki Work Salon, you could request to use their prayer space and they’ll be happy to prepare it for you!

Address: Yoyogi Uehara tt Building 2F, 10-8 Motoyoyogi-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

4. Takashimaya Shinjuku Store

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

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Please note: This location is temporarily closed

It is known that when visiting Tokyo, you must visit some of their well-known bookstores and Takashimaya Shinjuku Store is one of them! ?The store has opened a prayer room for Muslims after noticing the increase in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern travellers visiting their bookstore. So don’t be shy to use the prayer room - it was made for you!

Address: 5-24-2,Sendagaya,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 151-8580

Asakusa

5. Asakusa Sparkle

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

This prayer spot is located inside a souvenir shop! It’s very unassuming, so you’d probably walk past it without even realising that you could stop to do your prayers here. While there are prayer mats and garments for you to use, there is no place to take Wudhu.

Address: Asakusa1-18-8, Taito-ku

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6. Tokyo Skytree

If you’re visiting the Tokyo Skytree, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a prayer facility located inside the building. There’s plenty of room so if you’re visiting the prayer space with a family, you can pray as a group or simply have them in the room alongside you! Unfortunately, there is no proper Wudhu facility, so you’ll have to make do with the nearby toilets.

Address: 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida City, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan

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7. IKEA

Who knew you’d be able to find a prayer room at IKEA? ? If you happen to be at IKEA in Japan, you’ll never have to worry about missing your prayers because they have a designated prayer room complete with prayer mats, garments and Wudhu facility all in one place! The interior is clean and pristine, exactly what you’d expect from IKEA, so we don’t doubt you’ll be very comfortable during your prayers.

Address:Click here for the full list

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8. Matsuya Ginza

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

For those who are unfamiliar with Matsuya, it's actually one of Ginza's premier shopping stores and it's been around for 90 years ? With an increasing number of Muslim travellers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and more, it's heartwarming to see how Matsuya has catered to the needs of Muslims.

Matsuya Ginza Prayer Room 

Address: Rooftop of Main Building, Matsuya Ginza, 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8130

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm daily

Directions: Take the elevator from first floor to the rooftop floor

9. Tokyo Midtown Roppong

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

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Looking for a prayer room near Tokyo's Hard Rock Cafe, check out the prayer room at Tokyo Midtown Roppong where the even provide prayer mats!

Tokyo Midtown Roppong

Address: 9 Chome-7-2 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm daily

Directions: Head to P2 and look out for the washroom sign! Here's a video on the directions!

Odaiba

10. Decks Odaiba

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

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It's wonderful to hear that DECKS TOKYO BEACH near Odaiba-Kaihinkoen station and Odaiba-Teleport has added a prayer space and a water place for Wudhu. Providing facilities for prayer and religious practices demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and accommodating the needs of diverse visitors. This addition will likely enhance the experience for those who require a prayer space while visiting DECKS TOKYO BEACH.

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

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These prayer room suggestions were suggested by our community members! We hope it will be helpful too!

11. Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo Big Sight is a large convention and exhibition center located in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the most prominent venues for trade shows, exhibitions, and conventions in the country. The complex consists of four main areas: the East Exhibition Hall, the West Exhibition Hall, the Conference Tower, and the Atrium. The prayer room is located at which is located at the entrance hall of West 1

Tokyo Big Sight

Address: 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0063, Japan

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm daily

12. Ariake Garden

13 Prayer Spaces In Tokyo To Visit Besides Mosques (Nearby Shopping Streets And Attractions)

Having a prayer room for Muslims in Ariake Garden, specifically behind the D elevator on the 2nd floor, is a valuable addition.

It allows Muslim visitors to conveniently fulfill their prayer obligations while enjoying their shopping experience without any concerns.

Providing such facilities demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and catering to the needs of diverse visitors.

This initiative will likely enhance the overall experience for Muslim shoppers at Ariake Garden.

Ariake Garden

Address: 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0063, Japan

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm daily

13. Kopikalyanjapan

Since opening their first shop in Jakarta in 2016, their goal has been to create a third space where people can enjoy a good cup of coffee outside of home and work.

They aspire to provide a safe sanctuary where individuals from all backgrounds can come together, sharing stories, ideas, and thoughts.

Their aim is to become everyone's local coffee shop, offering a unique and memorable experience to their visiting guests.

Kopikalyanjapan

Address: GARDEN SQUARE HARAJUKU, 東京都渋谷区神宮前6−15−14 ガーデンスクエア原宿 1階 

P.S. You’ll also find prayer rooms at various train stations including Tokyo Station and Nara Station! So don’t hesitate to approach the staff to ask to use the facility!

Now you can go out an explore Tokyo without worries!

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