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Free Spaces for Muslims to Perform Prayers

Free Spaces for Muslims to Perform Prayers

The following agencies (/shops / restaurants) kindly offer spaces, free of charge, for Muslim visitors to Kyoto to perform their prayers.

Masjid Kyoto / Kyoto Mosque

Welcome to Masjid Kyoto / Kyoto Mosque. It is located near the Imperial Palace.
We provide a printed version of this map to hotels cited in Muslim Friendly Kyoto. Please ask the concierge at your hotel for one. On the printed map, there are detailed instructions for getting to our mosque.
 
If you need any help, please call us at +81-75-231-3499.
 
Our mosque and office are open from Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 to 18:00. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays. If you wish to use the prayer facilities during closing hours, please make prior arrangements at the office.
We intend to build a large new mosque (open on all days of the year) in the near future, insha’Allah. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the current limited opening hours.

Kawaramachi Sanjo Tourist Information Center

Address
1F of Kyoto Asahi Kaikan Bldg., 427 Ebisu-cho, Kawaramachi-dori Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Tel
+81-75-213-1717

Business Hours
Open every day 10:00-18:00

Details & Services
Newly opened! Tourist Information Center on Sanjo-Kawaramachi.
Prayer space with a carpet and compass is available.
Please ask us about today’s events when you arrive.
We can speak English.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

Reservations
Reservation required

Kyoto International Community House

Address 
2-1 Toriicho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8536 Japan
 
Tel 
+81-75-752-3010
 
Business Hours 
9:00 - 21:00 *Closed on Mondays
 
Details & Services 
A small room (5 people maximum) is available for praying.
Information desk, Free WiFi, Internet PC (available for a fee)
Japanese Tea Ceremony (Every Tuesday, advanced reservation required)
 
Reservations 
No reservations required
 
Website
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Kyoto International Manga Museum

Address 
Karasuma Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
 
Tel 
+81-75-254-7414
 
Business Hours 
10:00 - 18:00 Last entry at 17:30
 
Details & Services 
The Kyoto International Manga Museum was founded to collect, preserve, and exhibit manga materials, and conduct research into manga culture, for the purpose of holding exhibitions and events based on the research of these manga materials.
 
Reservations 
Not required
 
Website
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Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design

 Address 
B1F Miyakomesse, 9-1 Okazaki Seishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
 
Tel 
+81-75-762-2670
 
Business Hours 
9:00-17:00
 
Details & Services 
1 Tatami room & 1 meeting room are available as prayer space
 
Reservations 
Please ask at the museum office.
 
Website
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Nijo-jo Castle, Lecture room in the large rest house

Address 
541 Nijo-jo-cho, Horikawa-nishi-iru, Nijo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8301, Japan
 
Tel
+81-75-841-0096
 
Business Hours 
9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Details & Services 
A place for prayer, with prayer mats and compass is available.
 
Reservations 
No reservation required If you wish to use the place for prayer, please contact the shop inside the large Rest House
 
Website
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Kansai Tourist Information Center Kyoto

Address
3F Kyoto Tower Building 721-1, Higashi Shioko-ji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Japan
 
Tel 
+81-75-341-0280
 
Business Hours 
10:00-18:00
 
Details & Services 
Travel passes, tours, tickets and Hotel Reservation. Free WiFi & internet PC, SIM Cards
 
Reservations
None
 
Website
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Kiyomizu Junsei Okabeya

Address
239 Kiyomizu 2-chome, Higasiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0862, Japan
 
Tel 
+81-75-541-7111
 
Business Hours 
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.(Last orders) 6 p.m.(Closed)
 
Details & Services 
Prayer room
 
Reservations 
No reservation is necessary but there may be times when the prayer room is not available, so please check with us beforehand.
 
Website
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Kyoto Cooking School (Kyoto Halal Network Association)

Address 
1-1 Nakano-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8083 Japan
 
Tel 
+81-75-221-8482
 
Business Hours 
10:00-17:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
 
Reservations 
Reservation required by phone or email. Email: info@halalnet.kyoto
 
Website
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Kyoto Handicraft Center

Address 
17 Shougoin Entomi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Japan
 
Tel 
+81-75-761-8001
 
Business Hours 
10:00-19:00

Details & Services 
We offer you pleasant shopping for Japanese handicrafts and souvenirs, hands-on handicraft making experiences and observing craftsmen at work.
Approximately 10,000 items are available in the West and East buildings.
We offer great services: English-speaking staff, tax-free shopping, foreign currency exchange, overseas shipping, tourist information desk, and free Wi-Fi.
A prayer room and nursing space are also available.
Please visit Kyoto Handicraft Center and enjoy your trip!
Details about the prayer room (PDF)
 
Reservations 
No reservation required
If you wish to use the prayer room, please ask at the information counter (West building 1st floor).
 
Website
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Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata Gojo Shop

Address
600-8104 128, Manjujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Japan
 
Tel 
+81-75-354-9110
 
Business Hours 
10:00~19:30 (last entry 18:00)
 
Details & Services 
Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata Gojo shop is near tourist spots such as Kiyomizu Temple, Gion, Higashiyama, Fushimi Inari, etc.
We provide kimono rental for women, men and children (from 80cm tall or 2 years old)
 
We provide a small room (1-5 people maximum) for Muslims who want to pray. We can provide a prayer mat, and the direction of Qibla. For wudhu, please use the sink.
 
Reservations
※If you have any special requests please make sure you ask our staff first. Advance booking is preferred. Availablity may differ during peak season. Thanks for your understanding.
 
Website
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Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata Oike Bettei

Address
472-1 Kinpukicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0846
 
Tel 
+81-75-254-8920
 
Business Hours 
10:00-19:00
 
Details & Services 
You can enjoy a kimono dressing experience, a location photoshoot and many other services with Yumeyakata Oike Bettei shop, which is a 100-year-old machiya with tatami rooms and a Japanese garden, where you can feel the true traditional Japanese atmosphere.
 
We provide a small room (1-5 people maximum) for Muslims who want to pray. We can provide a prayer mat, and the direction of Qibla. For wudhu, please use the sink.
 
Reservations 
※If you have any special requests please make sure you ask our staff first. Advance booking is preferred. Availablity may differ during peak season. Thanks for your understanding.
 
Website
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Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Address
6 Kasame-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8558
 
Tel 
+81-75-322-6012
 
Business Hours 
9:00-17:00 From Monday to Saturday, the security gate is closed at the following times. : 10:00-10:30, 14:00-14:30, 16:00-16:30 On Sunday and holidays, the security gate is closed at the following times: 10:00-10:30, 14:00-14:30, 17:00-17:30
 
Details & Services 
You need to fill out the required information form at the security desk at reception on the day.
 
Reservations 
Reservation required at least one day before your visit. Language: Japanese only
 
Website
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NINJA DOJO and STORE

Address 
2F 528 Hakurakuten-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 600-8422 Access: A three-minute walk from Shijo-Karasuma / Shijo station on the Subway Karasuma line / Karasuma station on the Hankyu Kyoto line
 
Tel 
+81-70-6401-8076
 
Business Hours 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed: Irregularly Please check the closing dates on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/NinjaDojoAndStore
 
Details & Services 
Ninja training and ninja items store.
Authentic and traditional ninja training, shuriken(ninja star), ninja blowgun(blow darts), ninja sword, kunai and more.
We provide two levels of lessons. Entry level (1 hour lesson / 8000 yen per person) is basic ninja training. Elementary level (2 hour lesson / 12000 yen per person) is based on the entry.
Both lessons include Ninja costume rental. Instruction is in English. Advance booking is required.
We also provide short lessons, shuriken or blowgun for 1,000 yen. At the Ninja items store, we have real ninja weapons, many kinds of shuriken, ninja swords, samurai swords, ninja clothing and ninja items. Feel the ninja spirit.
 
Reservations
Advance booking is preferred. Please understand that if you don't make a reservation classes may not be available in a busy time or season. Classes for up to 6 people are available.
 
Website
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Ramen Factory Prayer room

Address 
814-18 Honmachi 15-chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981 Japan
 
Tel 
+81-50-3196-1740
 
Business Hours 
11:00-20:00
 
Reservations 
accept reservation, walk-in is also OK
 
Website
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Yosiya Prayer Room

Address
31 Sagatenryuji, Tsukurimichicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 616-8384
 
Tel
+81-75-871-0456
 
Business Hours
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Details & Services
For Wudu, a wash basin with natural running water is available.
You can pray in a Japanese style room with tatami matting.
 
Reservations
The prayer room is only available to guests of our restaurant.
 
Website
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