Do you know Tokyo Camii?It’s an Islamic mosque with a beautiful chapel.It may be surprising that there was such a nice mosque in Tokyo.
This time, I will introduce you to the Tokyo Camii where you can enjoy a wonderful exotic atmosphere and the Turkish Cultural Center that is attached to it!
Tokyo Camii Basic information
Tokyo Camii is the largest Turkish Mosque in Japan.It is commonly known as Tokyo Mosque and Yoyogi Mosque.
The mosque is an Islamic chapel, characterized by its steeples and dome-shaped roofs.First of all, we provide basic information about Tokyo Camii, a mosque in Tokyo that is said to be particularly beautiful among the many Mosques in Japan.
Basic information Tokyo Camii
- Address : 1-19 in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151 – 0065, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
- Open date :
- Visit : 1 f Turkey Cultural Center, 2 f Worship Center, 3 f Service (Female only)
- Number of visitors : A group with more than 5 visitors is required by the form from the site.No reservations required for less than 5 people.
- Cost : Free service, free viewing
- Phone number : 03 – 5790 – 0760
Tokyo Camii is
“Jami I” in Tokyo Camii is a large-scale mosque where 1 days 5 times a day are held in Turkish, meaning “places where people gather.”.In fact, the chapel on the second floor of the Tokyo Camii is a place where a large number of people can pray.
The Tokyo Camii is officially affiliated with the Embassy of the Republic of, and the Chief executive Officer of the Turkish Embassy is dispatched from the Office of the Turkish Government office. Jami.I feel relieved because it is a facility that is backed by the Turkish government.
And the Tokyo Camii has been welcomed by ordinary visitors who are not Muslims.It is one of the facilities that serve as a bridge for cultural exchanges between Turkey and Japan.
Open time Tokyo Camii
Open time Tokyo Camii
- open hours : 10 : 00 ~ 18:00
- Friday : General visits are 14:00 ~ 18:00
because the believers are dedicated to worship at noon.
Muslims who live in Tokyo and Muslim travelers who are visiting Japan are visiting to worship.Let’s observe the rules quietly so as not to disturb the worshippers, and visit them.You need to pay attention to the time for a general tour on Friday.
Access Parking Lot at Tokyo Camii
I’ll summarize the information about the train and the subway on the Tokyo Camii.
Access to Tokyo Camii (Daisen-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
- Odakyu Odawara Line : about 5 minute on foot Yoyogi-Uehara Station
- Subway : About 5 minutes by Yoyogi-Uehara Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
- Keio Bus : About 2 minutes’ walk to Daisen bus stop
Tokyo Camii is located along the Inokashira street.It is about 100 meters west of Inokashira Dori from Yoyogi-Uehara Station.It is easy to understand if you use a high latitude (a spire) as a landmark.
The Tokyo Camii doesn’t have a parking lot.If you are going by car, please use a nearby coin parking lot, such as Times, Park Japan, Repark, etc.There are about 10 units, so let’s look for some in advance considering the case of full traffic.
Tokyo Camii Highlights
The Tokyo Camii and the Turkish Cultural Center are the places where you can appreciate the beauty and learn about the Turkish culture.I’ll give you a lot of appeal.
It is said that the beauty of Tokyo Camii’s chapel is Asian 1.You can see colorful stained glass, tiles and Arabesque patterns inside and outside the house.Also, the calligraphy of decorative characters is painted everywhere.We are looking for a nice decoration and a building technology.
In addition, a large chapel has a blue carpet with a Arabesque pattern.There is a hollow facility called Mifaib in the direction of Mecca of Islam, Mecca, and a Buddhist altar called Minbal next to it.
It’s a sacred place to worship, so follow the rules and observe the rules.
Rules for viewing
- Visitors visit with less exposure to skin.Women wear stoles and scarves.
(There are rental stoles, long skirts, and jackets available for visitors)
- Take off your shoes before entering the prison.
- You are allowed to take pictures of the person, but try not to see the person in the middle of the service.
- While worshipping, sit down quietly and look at it.
- The top (third floor) is only for women.
- Details : Read “About visiting” in the https://tokyocamii.org/ja/(site.
On the first floor of the Tokyo Camii, there is a shop that deals with Turkish folk crafts.There are other items, such as a stole, a prayer mat, and other items, as well as a brightly colored picture plate, a coaster, an accessory, a postcard, and so on.You can get a souvenir with an exotic atmosphere.
Turkish cuisine class
In the Tokyo Camii, there is a class of Turkish cuisine.It is held at the time zone between 13:00 and 14:30 on Saturdays and Sundays.The dishes differ depending on how many times you want to participate, such as “ground meat and cauliflower dishes”, “eggplant kebab” and “okra’s olive oil stew”.
The participation fee for the classroom is 1000 yen, including cooking class (demonstration style), tasting, and tour of the building.Why don’t we try a spiced dish from Turkey?For the cooking class, the site (please get information in https://tokyocamii.org/ja/)) because it is irregular.
In the Tokyo Camii, there is a lecture of the Arabian calligraphy.The pen of the Arabian calligraphy is made from a thin tree, unlike a Japanese brush.The unique thick and narrow line creates a rich expression like a painting.
It seems like the course of the Arabian calligraphy in Tokyo Camii is held in the course like “Every Saturday, every 12 times.”.For those who are interested in holding the event, the site (please get the information in https://tokyocamii.org/ja/)) is available.
In Tokyo Camii, the museum tour is held so that the ordinary people who come to see it for the first time can get to the facility.They guide you around the building with a Japanese guide.Why don’t we talk about Turkey’s culture, architecture and decoration?
The museum tour (with Japanese guide)
- Hosted days : Saturday, Sunday, holidays (no tour on Friday, no tour on Friday)
- Time : 14 : 30 ～
- Reservation : Unnecessary (not required for the group)
- Location : Tokyo Camii first floor
Turkish Cultural Center
On the first floor of the Tokyo Camii there is a Turkish Cultural Center, where there is a wide space with a desk and chairs to promote exchanges between photos and visitors.In some cases, events such as bazaar and charity are held.
Also, there is a free book corner in the multipurpose hall of the Turkish Cultural Center.There are books that you can learn about Turkish culture and Islamic culture.
The Tokyo Camii and Turkish Cultural Center actively accepts Japanese visitors to enjoy friendship between Japan and Turkey.We also have events that introduce Turkey, such as cooking classes and bazaars.
I recommend you to take a leisurely look at the splendor of the building decoration, the shine of stained glass, and the sacred chapel.Also, if the opportunity is met, please visit the classrooms and events at the event.It is a place where you can feel the goodness of Turkey closely.