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Kobe Mosque (Masjid Kobe), 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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  • We walked for about 15 minutes to the mosque from sannomiya hankyu station. It was about a kilometer walk. We just followed the google map on my phone.We found Ikuta Shrine on the way to the mosque. T...  more »
  • The mosque is located at the neighbourhood, accessible by foot. Inside the mosque lobby, they provided free drinking water and display some images of the mosque after the earthquake. Upstair is the pr...  more »
  • Have good facilities for Muslims to perform their duty. Located in a charming neighbourhood where you can see some beautiful residential and commercial buildings.  more »
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  • Masjid with a great history. Defied all natural calamities in the past masha allah. Feels really blessed !
  • Being the first mosque in Japan, this mosque is very beautiful. The mosque itself has Indian style, and reminds me of mosques in South (East) Asian. It is easy to locate from Kobe Sannomiya station and easily accessible from Kitano-cho as well
  • Large mosque. Nice clean and quite. Have halal grocery shop infron of the mosque
  • Very nice place in japan first mosque
  • Thank you all for the wonderful work