Fukuoka Masjid

Being the most populated city in Kyushu island, Fukuoka has an Islamic Culture Center named Al Nour. The masjid is not located in the city center but it is easily accessed by tourists who could not read/speak any Japanese and came to Fukuoka for the first time, just like us.

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Fukuoka Masjid Al Nour Islamic Culture Center

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Nagoya in One Day (by Foot!)

Back to our first Japan trip in 2013, we had a full day to spent in Nagoya. Arrived at 8 am in Chubu International Airport, we got to Nagoya Station by train with less than ¥900.  Since we had time until midnight before depart to Tokyo, we took time exploring this city by foot all day long…

make sure to wear your most comfortable footwear before traveling by foot

make sure to wear your most comfortable footwear before traveling by foot

Here we are sharing things that you possibly do while walking around Nagoya:

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Nagoya Mosque

Being muslims simply does not hinder us to travel around the world. We admit that, sometimes, there is a worry on how and where we could perform our prayers. But nowadays, information regarding mosques or islamic communities is now available in most of tourist-destination countries, including Japan. This info was then used to prepare our trip.

We had a whole day in Nagoya, it was thus a must to pay a visit to one of its mosques. In Nagoya alone, there are at least 2 mosques listed on the internet. The one that we went to is about 20-minute away from Nagoya Station.

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Nagoya Station – Nagoya Mosque

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Nagoya Mosque

Sebagai muslim, jalan-jalan di negeri yang mayoritas penduduknya bukan pemeluk agama Islam tentu ada terbersit pertanyaan: “Nanti sholatnya di mana ya?”. Paling nyaman pasti sholat di tempat kita menginap. Tapi seandainya tidak memungkinkan, pencarian info tentang keberadaan mushola atau mesjid di kota yang akan kita kunjungi menjadi penting.

Dalam itinerary kami ke Japang, ada satu hari di mana kami harus menghabiskannya di Nagoya tanpa tempat menginap. Sampai sana pagi dan baru akan beranjak ke Tokyo tengah malam. Maka, mesjid atau mushola menjadi satu dari sekian tempat yang wajib kami singgahi untuk sholat. Oh yeah, di Nagoya ada mesjid dong.. Lokasinya cukup dekat dengan Nagoya Station, statsiun kereta terbesar di kota ini.

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Nagoya Station – Nagoya Mosque

Dengan santainya kami jalan kaki mengitari Nagoya, mengikuti kaki melangkah sampai ga tau lagi sedang ada di bagian Nagoya sebelah mana. Jam sudah menunjukkan pukul 4 sore lewat banyak menit. Kami belum sholat! Padahal kurang dari 2 jam lagi adzan magrib akan berkumandang. Buka peta, cari jalan terdekat menuju Nagoya Mosque, intip jam, lihat posisi matahari, dan… kami mulai panik.

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