Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center

Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center

Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Tokyo Camii, also known as Tokyo Mosque, is a mosque with an adjoining Turkish culture center located in the Ōyama-chō district of Shibuya ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is the largest mosque in Japan. The mosque was originally built along with an adjoining school on May 12, 1938 by Bashkir and Tatar immigrants from Russia who had come to Japan after the October Revolution. It was made under the direction of Abdürreşid İbrahim, the first Imam of the mosque, and Abdülhay Kurban Ali. In 1986, the mosque had to be demolished because of severe structural damage. Under the direction and support of Diyanet İşleri Başkanliği a new building was begun in 1998. The architect for the building was Muharrem Hilmi Senalp. The ornamentation was based on Ottoman religious architecture. Around 70 Turkish craftsmen performed the finishing details, and a considerable quantity of marble was imported from Turkey. The construction was completed in 2000. Tokyo Camii is 734 square meters in area. Its main dome is 23 meters tall and is supported by six pillars, while the adjacent minaret is 41 tall.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kizomama
Cotabato City, Philippines9,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
A beautiful masjid, it seems that you were in Istanbul or any place in Turkey.
The masjid delivered a sermon in Japanese, Arabic, Turkish & English.
If you were a Muslim, and you were in Tokyo- it’s good to take a Friday prayer or any prayer.
It’s a good reminder that Islam is anywhere beyond culture, citizenship or the color of the skin.
Allah, swt & The Almighty is the Lord Of Men across continents.
Thanks that I visited & prayed on this masjid.
There is also a grocery intended for us who preferred certified halal foods.
Written January 3, 2020
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Skyliteee
Berlin, Germany174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
A real gem in tokio! The mosque was very unique and we enjoyed the quiet and relaxing time there. It was built in otoman style and has a mosque built in the same style in berlin (germany) from the same architect. It is rated as one of the most beautifull mosques of the world, according to a book we just read. The building is very beautifull and has a very nice atmosphere. The staff was very helpfull and were welcoming guests to enter. Definitely worth a visit! A good alternative and addition to all the temples in and around Tokio.
Written July 16, 2013
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Thank you for your comment. We are glad you like our Mosque and We look forward your next visit.
Written December 31, 2019
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mohzan h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
A must visit , especially by Muslim . Turkish architecture with beautiful design and Islamic verses on the ceiling and walls of the inner Mosque. Located in a residential area , so you have to walk a bit from Yoyogi station . ( don't listen n read from booklets that we have to get permission to pray/solat here .) The Mosque is open for prayers , even non- muslims are allowed in ( provided you are dressed properly ,head scarf and no short skirts for ladies.) Groundfloor houses the Turkish Cultural Centre , they provide short tours n a briefing . Also selling sorveniers items.
Written May 3, 2013
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Thank you for your comment. We are glad you like our Mosque and We look forward your next visit.
Written December 31, 2019
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zurainaleily
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia57 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
A lady rudely did not allow my grandkids 5 and 3 years to eat in the building even though they were very hungry. Though it is understandable, she could have politely do so. I had to bring them outside the building by the roadside to eat in the cold weather.
Written April 8, 2017
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Sorry to hear about the situation. Sometimes facilities are not suitable for common use, nonetheless we will inform our staff about this situation. Thank you for your feedback, hope to see you again in our Mosque. With kind regards.
Written February 17, 2018
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Noohu Y
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Leaving Yoyogi Uehara Station, we had to find our way to visit this mosque of over 100 years history in Tokyo. Soon we came to a corner Police Traffic Station and was kindly directed by the officer simply to cross the street and walking for 100 metres or so, we reached the bushy grey building with tall minaret behind the tall trees. Entering it, a spacy office area and a Japanese Manager welcomed us heartily ready to show us around in good spoken English. We had to excuse ourselves admitting we are Muslims virtually coming home and need not be served. Plenty of printed books and literature were displayed tidily and apparently some regular functions are organized for visitors and members relating to the Islamic religion. Next of course we climbed up to the Prayer Hall floors to see the internal structure before offering our usual ritual of praying two rakats. Here I would prefer to be impartial with reviews submitted by other Tripadvisor fans about the beauty inside. However, I would like to point out that while I was praying, a visiting group of some twenty people was sitting at the back silently and attentively watching us the few Muslims performing the Dhuhr (Afternoon) prayer. Needless to say, this event as organized by the office is certainly well received and impressed in the heart of any outsider who shows interest to learn about this most misunderstood religion of the World.
Written July 27, 2016
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Azreen S
Tokyo, Japan71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
We visited Tokyo Camii last August during the fasting month of Ramadhan, when everyone regardless of religion was invited to share a meal. The mosque is a sight to behold, a fine example of the beauty of Islamic and Turkish architecture. You will instantly feel like you're really in Turkey!

There were tours given by the staffs to Japanese and non-Japanese who came to explore out of curiousity (we even had a meal together afterwards).

The mosque is accessible by train (stop at YOYOGI-UEHARA on the Odakyu Odawara Line Exp.) and after a short walk, you'll notice the minaret standing over nearby buildings.

A must see for everyone in Tokyo!
Written October 31, 2011
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Thank you for your comment. We are glad you like our Mosque and We look forward your next visit.
Written December 31, 2019
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Aerith_Gains
Houston, TX17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
I loved visiting this mosque. It is beautiful from the outside as well as the inside. We happened to run into a tour being given to other visitors and were invited to join the tour. Our tour guide was very welcoming and spoke English well. We didn't have any problems understanding him. He gave us a history of the mosque and its construction as well as showed us the different facilities inside.

-Visit their website to get station information.
-We used google maps to find our way from the station to the mosque.
-Men's prayer area is big and has plenty of room.
-Women's prayer area is on the second floor and smaller.
-The women were allowed in the main prayer area during the tour.
-Women have a separate prayer area on the second floor. Not sure if women are accommodated in the main area during prayers if they cannot get to the second floor.
-There is general hall that can be used for private events, weddings, etc.
-Be warned, the staircase leading up to the women's prayer area is very narrow and winding.
-Bathrooms and places to make wudu/ablution are downstairs.
-There is a small shop inside that you can purchase souvenirs from.
-Very close to the train station. An easy walk.
-May be worth emailing them if you want to make sure someone will be around to give a tour. We just happened to luck out.

We were invited to come back for Friday prayer and enjoy some food afterwards but we had a schedule conflict. Would love to go back!
Written June 27, 2016
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Abdul Aziz K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Beautiful mosque and spacious praying hall in Tokyo, Japan. Walking distance from the metro station. I went for the Friday prayer and they do sell Japanese food before the Jumaat praying time, therefore you can have your lunch there. After Jumaat praying session they sell delicious Kebab for you to take away as your dinner :-).
Written October 19, 2015
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nor aisyah a
Shah Alam, Malaysia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
Being a Muslim, it has been a habit of mine to find a mosque in every country I visited. But this mosque is amazing since the architecture is similar to mosques in Turkey. It is located smack between 2 buildings. Thought it was a bit compressed and maybe small, but once inside, it is actually quitebig. Very easy to access by public transportation too!
Written February 5, 2014
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Thank you for your comment. We are glad you like our Mosque and We look forward your next visit.
Written December 31, 2019
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Dzulhilmi Zulkifli
Putrajaya, Malaysia110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You can perform your prayer when you come here. this building have 5 floor. they provide male prayer room and female prayer room as well
Written March 9, 2020
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Thank you for your comment. We are glad you like our mosque and we look forward your next visit.
Written May 5, 2020
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