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A Welcome Message to All Muslims Visiting Hyogo Prefecture

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Welcome to Hyogo Prefecture!

Hyogo Prefecture is just an hour away from the gateway to Japan, Kansai International Airport. With outstanding access by air and land, including from three major airports including Kansai International, Hyogo Prefecture is unbeatably located, offering convenient transfers to every part of Japan.

To ensure comfortable travel for all Muslim visitors arriving from overseas, we have prepared this handy guide containing the information you need to practice and follow Islamic culture during your stay in Hyogo Prefecture. We hope you will find it useful.

Air Port/Station/Prayers Room

1. International and domestic routes at Kansai International Airport

To enable all Muslim users of Kansai International Airport to use airport facilities 24 hours/ 7 days a week with peace of mind, separate prayer rooms for men and women are provided at three locations: one location on the 3rd floor of Terminal 1 Building and two locations in the International Departures area. All prayer rooms (separate for men and women) are equipped with facilities for performing ablutions before prayer (wudu).

1 Senshukukokita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka 549-0001
Tel: 072-455-2500 (airport guide)

Official website:

Guides to prayer rooms

The airport has three certified halal restaurants: The Udon, an udon restaurant on the 2nd floor of Terminal 1; Sojibo, a soba restaurant on the 3rd floor of Terminal 1; and Oragasoba, a soba restaurant on the 3rd floor of Aeroplaza. A further 15 restaurants inside the airport offer pork-free and alcohol-free menus.

Terminal 1 Building:

  • Ganko Sushi
  • Sachifukuya
  • Hanagoyomi
  • McDonald’s
  • Subway
  • Maido Okini Kanku-Shokudo
  • Nigirino Tokube

Terminal 2 Building:

  • Osaka Gochi Shokudo (International Departures)
  • Sorateria (Domestic Departures gate area)

Aeroplaza/Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport:

  • Due Torri by J. Yamashita
  • The Brasserie
  • Teppan Grill Icho
  • Hanazato
  • Toh-Lee

Detailed guide map


2. Prayer rooms at Osaka Station City

To ensure privacy, the prayer rooms at Osaka Station City (JR Osaka Station) are located at the west end of South Gate Plaza, on the 1st floor of South Gate Building. Reception is required so please visit Osaka Station City Information (3rd floor, North Gate Building) before use of the rooms.

In Hotel Granvia on the 19th floor of South Gate Building, Osaka Ukihashi and Fleuve offer Muslim-friendly menus. In Umaimono Plaza on the 16th floor, Ginza Hageten, Uosa and Hakkakuan provide pork-free menus.


Ginza Hageten

3-3-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0001
JR Osaka Station (direct connection); Nishi-Umeda Station, Yotsubashi Line, Osaka Metro; Osaka-Umeda Station, Hanshin Electric Railway

Mosque /Masjid /Praying Space

Kobe is home to three mosques (masjid).

1. Kobe Mosque

Kobe Mosque is Japan’s first mosque, built with donations and funding from Turkish, Tatar and Indian traders resident in Kobe.

2-25-14 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0004

2. Hyogo Mosque

This mosque has strong roots in the regional Muslim community. Nearby is Hyogo Halal Restaurant (6-2-13 Kamiwakadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Tel: 078-230-3988), a restaurant specializing in halal cuisine.

651-0067 5-3-15, Kamiwakadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: 078-855-5506


The Kobe area is home to numerous hotels with beautiful night views that make extra efforts to offer Muslim-friendly facilities and services.

1. Miyako Hotel Amagasaki

Restaurant The Azalea offers a halal-certified “Muslim-friendly” menu.

※ Reservations are required.

2-7-1 Showadori, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo 660-0881
Tel: 06-6488-7777

2. Ariston Hotel Kobe

Situated on Port Island, Ariston Hotel Kobe is ideally located within 15 minutes of Kobe Airport and Sannomiya Station.

Ariston Hotel Kobe is a Muslim-friendly hotel.

For breakfast, the hotel offers a menu catering to Muslim needs, selectable by pictogram. For dinner, halal dishes are available by reservation. Both the breakfast and regular menus are available with halal menu items.

6-1 Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0046
Tel: 078-303-5555

3. Ana Crowne Plaza Kobe

This landmark hotel is conveniently situated for traveling Japan by train. Prayer rooms and halal breakfasts are provided.

1-chome Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0002
Tel: 078-291-1121

4. Oriental Hotel

This historic facility is Japan’s oldest Western-style hotel. It began operation in 1870, two years after the opening of Kobe port to international trade. Halal meal service is available with advance reservation.

25 Kyomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0034
Tel: 078-326-1500

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