Osaka Masjid

As one of muslim-friendly cities in Japan, Osaka provides information about halal food and prayer rooms. Those are the basic information for muslim travelers. Not only owns prayer rooms, this city even has a mosque.

Osaka_Mosque

Osaka Mosque/Masjid

Despite being located outside the city central, Osaka Masjid can be easily accessed by train. There are three stations nearby and the closest one is Chibune Station of Hanshin Main line. From there, you only have to walk for seven minutes to reach the mosque.

Exit Chibune Station

Exit Chibune Station

Once you arrived at the station, take the right hand side exit and follow the road as seen on the above picture.  At the end of that road, there is a green bridge that leads you to the tall-brown building on the other side.

the green bridge and brown tall building

the green bridge and brown tall building

After crossing the bridge, turn right and follow the road until you see a traffic light. Alternatively, you pass under the flyover by using the stairs.

From there you can already see the part of the mosque as the building is quite tall and located in the corner of the street.

Halal_store_Osaka_mosque

Don’t be surprise, the first floor of this mosque is a store selling halal food and ingredients as well as muslim products. As described on its official website, the prayer rooms are in the second and third floors.  Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to go inside the Masjid at that time. Due to our jam packed itinerary, we could only manage to arrive there one hour before Dzuhur. And the Masjid was still close 😦 Tip: come there right before or after the prayer time.

Actually, we were “smart enough” to take the wrong route to the Masjid. Yeah, same old story about us getting lost :)) But then we had the chance to explore the area. As we both wearing hijab, some people on the street greeted us with “Assalammualaikum” while showing us the right direction. There are also several restaurants that serve halal food (not Japanese cuisine, tho).

By reading this post, we hope you have no difficulties in finding the way to the mosque like we did. Then you will have enough time to taste some halal food there.

What: Osaka Masjid/Mosque
Where: 4-6-12 Owada Nishi Yodagawa-ku, Osaka 555-0032 [map]
How to go: Hanshin Main line from Umeda Station to Chibune Station
How much: free, just pay for the train fare (¥190)


 

Sebagai salah satu kota di Jepang yang ramah terhadap muslim traveler, Osaka menyediakan informasi mengenai makanan halal dan tempat shalat. Ga cuma itu, bahkan kota ini punya sebuah masjid lho!

Meskipun tidak terletak di tengah kota, Osaka Mosque mudah diakses dengan menggunakan kereta. Ada tiga stasiun yang berlokasi di sekitar area tersebut dan yang terdekat adalah stasiun Chibune. Stasiun ini dilewati oleh Hanshin Main line (bisa naik dari stasiun Umeda). Tapi karena stasiun Chibune letaknya udah di Osaka coret, kalau pakai day tiket Osaka, kita perlu beli tiket tambahan seharga 190 yen untuk sekali jalan.

from_Umeda_to_Chibune

Sampai stasiun Chibune, keluar ke arah kanan dan ikuti jalan di sebelah kiri. Nanti ada jembatan besar berwarna hijau dengan bangunan tinggi berwarna cokelat tua di ujung sana. Setelah nyebrang jembatan, langsung ambil kanan. Bisa ikuti jalan besar sampai pertigaan berlampu merah, atau bisa juga nyebrang untuk jalan di bawah flyover. Dari situ udah keliatan deh masjidnya. Bangunannya tinggi dan terletak pas di pojok persimpangan jalan.

Jangan kaget kalau masjid ini lantai satunya berupa toko bertuliskan “Halal Store” seadanya. Toko ini menjual makanan halal dan berbagai perlengkapan muslim. Tempat sholatnya sendiri terletak di lantai 2 dan 3. Sayangnya, kami ga sempat lihat bagian dalam karena sampai sana sekitar pukul 11 pagi dan belum masuk waktu Dzuhur. Mesjidnya masih dikunci 😦 Tip: kalau kalian ke sana, usahakan tepat sebelum atau setelah azan ya..

Sebenarnya, perjalanan menemukan masjid ini tak semulus yang tertulis di atas, karena tentu saja pake acara nyasar dulu. Ga afdol ya kalau jalan-jalan ga pake nyasar #pembenaran. Tapi hikmahnya, kami jadi bisa eksplor area sekitar situ dan menemukan beberapa restoran halal (meski bukan resto khas Jepang). Dan karena kami pakai jilbab, kami sempat dapat ucapan “Assalammualaikum” dari orang-orang yang papasan di jalan. Sejuk..

Nah, semoga postingan ini membantu kalian yang mau ke Osaka Mosque biar ga nyasar kayak kami ya.. Lumayan jadi punya cukup watu buat nyicip makanan halal di sana juga.

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