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Kobe Mosque, Kobe

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Kobe Mosque, also known as Kobe Muslim Mosque, was founded in October, 1935 in Kobe and is Japan's first mosque. Its construction was funded by donations collected by the Islamic Committee of Kobe from 1928 until its opening in 1935. The mosque was confiscated by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1943. However, it continues to function as mosque today. It is located in the Kitano-cho foreign district of Kobe. Owing to its basement and structure, the mosque survived the air raids that laid waste to most of Kobe's urban districts in 1945 and was able to endure through the Great Hanshin earthquake in 1995. The mosque is located in one of Kobe's best-known tourist areas, which features many old western style buildings.The mosque was built in traditional Indian style by the Czech architect Jan Josef Švagr (1885–1969), the architect of a number of Western religious buildings throughout Japan.
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  • Per ijinkan many area a little down from NHK Kobe, Kitano Hotel is close to a quiet location. Jain temples in the area and know that various faith people who live in. I hope people are interested so I think few in Japan did not meet Stadium visit.
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  • Cannot observe inside was visited at night, but the night was fantastic. With one of the few authentic façade as a mosque located in Japan, so is best to explore the night. Good restaurants in Muslim countries and halal food stores.
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  • We visitted the mosque because we would like to be the witness of one the historical mosque in the world. This mosque survived 2 great war 2 and a great earthquake..while the rest of ...  read more »
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  • The oldest masjid in japan. First time visit in 1999 then last time in 2007. Subhanallah, when I can go there again. Wallahu a'lam. Only Allah knows.
  • It is the best site ever.very helpful and very useful as well
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