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Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room, Osaka

November 2018
The Japanese authorities has been very pro-active to the requirements of Muslim tourists and many prayer room/place can be found in most Japanese major cities. The Tempozan Marketplace is no exception and a prayer room can be found on 3F. Tempozan Marketplace is medium size mall within the Tempoza Harbor Village.

You do need to register for use of the prayer room or you won’t gain entry into it. The registration is can be done at the Kaiyukan Information office which shares the same building with Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ticket office. Reception area of the information office is via a side door. Once registered, you’ll be handed a information sheet of the prayer room location and the digital PIN combination to unlock the door. The digital keypad has a dark plastic protective flap, so swing it up to expose the keypad. Typically, you’ll be allowed 20 minutes use of the prayer room. Do switch off the lights when you leave.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

To use the prayer room, you need to register at the Kaiyukan information office. The information office shares the same building with Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ticket office.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

One side of the information sheet shows the location of the prayer room inside Tempozan Marketplace mall and the room layout plan.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

The other side shows the time allotted for you and the digital combination PIN to unlock the door.

The prayer room is located on 3F of the Tempozan Marketplace. Look out for ‘Seria’ souvenir store and the prayer room is just next to it. Separate prayer area is allocated for men and women in the prayer room. Both the men and women prayer area  has it’s own ablution basin. As the prayer room is within the mall, it is air-conditioned. The prayer direction (qibla) is prominently displayed on the ceiling above the men & women prayer area. The prayer room is spotless and clean, true to the high Japanese standards. Once again, many thanks to the Japanese authorities for providing the prayer room and their initiative is very much commendable.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

The prayer room sign and the prayer room next to Seria. This is 3F of the Tempozan Marketplace mall.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

If you approach Seria from the side, the prayer room is straight ahead.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

Upon entry, walk straight for men’s prayer area, right for women’s.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

The ablution basin in the men’s prayer area.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

Another view of the ablution area.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

The Qibla prayer direction above the men prayer area.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

Separate women’s prayer area.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

Identical ablution basin at women prayer area.

Tempozan Marketplace Prayer Room

The women prayer area space. Qibla direction above.