As part of its preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan did actively prepare various facilities to welcome international guests from all over the world. One of them was prayer rooms at international airports.
In some places like Kansai International Airport even the space for male and female is separated so everyone can feel comfortable and solemnly pray. There is also some prayer equipment such as Qibla direction, prayer mat "sajadah", and veil "mukena" in the female room.
Muslim Prayer Rooms In Japan
The number of prayer rooms has been and is growing at a proper pace, so Muslim travelers can also explore new places without worrying about prayer times.
A few years ago, I wrote about 17 prayer rooms in Japan. Since then, setting up prayer rooms in public places like shopping centers and sightseeing areas has been followed by other business sectors, including museums, ryokans, hotels, and restaurants.
There is a long list of Masjids in Japan on the Halal In Japan website, which also includes many of the existing prayer rooms in the country. The list will be updated regularly.
If your local masjid and/or prayer room is not on our lists, or if it is but the contact details (address, telephone number, etc.) are not accurate, please complete the Contact Form, so that we can keep the listings up to date.