December 13, 2017

Kyoto Mosque & Islamic Cultural Center

Muslim visitors to Kyoto need not worry when they go sightseeing around the city because there are a few places where they can perform the prayers.

I brought my family to visit the city recently so kena la proper sikit hehe. It's also good to show them how Muslim-friendly Japan is and why I love this country so much. So we went to Kyoto Mosque.

Kyoto Mosque is located at the basement of Islamic Cultural Center, in north-central Kyoto, close to the Imperial Palace.

look for this blue signage

The mosque and the Islamic Cultural Center are open from Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm ~ 6pm. If you wish to use the prayer facilities during closing hours, do make prior arrangements at the office.

The prayer hall can accommodate up to 110 people, with a curtain dividing men and women section.

women section

men section

Address: River Side Kojinguchi 1F, 92 Miyagakicho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-0853
Contact: +81 75 231 3499
Access: 6 minutes walk from Jingu Marutamachi Station (Keihan Railway)
2 minutes walk from Kojinguchi bus stop

location map

Aside from Kyoto Mosque, there are many other locations across the city for Muslim visitors to pray. Depending on the location, prayer mats and qibla indicator may be available. Please also note that some locations may require reservations in advance for use of prayer spaces.

You can check the locations here .

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