Tokyo is a crowded metropolitan city. People are busy with sightseeing, business trips, or educational exchanges. Sometimes, those activities can stress you out. Are you looking for a place that can provide internal peace into your heart? While visiting Tokyo, you may have a hard time finding a place to worship and practice your religion. To help, we have compiled a listing of Tokyo religious services. If you would like your congregation included, please email us at [email protected] and we will add you to our listing.
Tokyo Religious Services Listings
To Catholic, mass and confession are a part of their discipleship lives. Mass is a similitude of the sacrifice of Christ. Through this ceremony, they express their gratitude to the Lord. Confession is a way for Catholics to repent and reconcile with their God. You might not be able to attend Church at a certain day, but the church here in Tokyo provides daily mass. When I visited the hall, I felt calm because I could cast my temporal cares aside. My dear Catholic friends, if you are looking for peace (even you are not a Catholics or believers) in a metropolitan city, go to one of the Churches. I want to give you four churches with their worship schedule in here.
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Roppongi Station (plan your route at the link and click on the Google Map below for walking directions)
St. Ignatius Church
Closest Station: 3-minute walk from Yotsuya Station (plan your route at the link and click on the Google Map below for walking directions)
Address: 5-7-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001
Sunday Services: 8:30 am and 11 am
Address: 4-6-22 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021
Weekday Mass: 7:30 am
Sunday Mass: 12 nn
Protestant is another popular religion in the world. They partake in sacrament to remember Jesus and his infinite sacrifice for all mankind. Protestants enjoy the association or fellowship with others. They call each other brothers and sisters because they believe that all people are God’s children. Individuals worship and sing hymns together. They unite with others through services and meals. When you visit Tokyo and don’t want to miss a Church service, here are the addresses.
Address: Hachiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku 9-2 Tokyo 150-0035 Japan
Services: Saturdays: 7pm, Sundays: 9am, 11am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm
Wesleyan Holiness Yodobashi (site is Google-translated)
Address: Shinjuku-ku, Hyakunincho 1-17-8, Tokyo 169-0073 Japan
English worship (English Service): Sunday 1:30 pm
Korean worship: Sunday 1:30 pm
Chinese worship: Sunday 3:30 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or LDS Church (Mormon is the nickname given by others), is a burgeoning Christian group throughout the world. They believe that God has restored His Church through His prophet, Joseph Smith, in the 19th century. Joseph recorded that he saw God the Father and Son, and they spoke to him. Currently, there are 100,000 LDS members in Japan and three chapels in Tokyo. Normally, they only have church services on Sunday. However, they sometimes have some special events on Saturday, such as general conference broadcast twice a year. They believe that the prophet and apostles of God will receive revelations from God and speak to them during general conference.
Tokyo 1st Ward
Address: 5-8-8 Minami-Azabu MINATO, Japan
Sunday Service: 10 am (Sacrament First)
Tokyo 2nd Ward
Address: 2-25-11 Minami-senzoku, Ota-ku 145-0063 Japan
Sunday Service: 9 am (Sacrament First)
You might see some young men wearing a suit or tie with a name-tag. They are full-time volunteers for two years who sometimes approach you and teach you about Jesus. When you see them on the street, you can ask them any questions. But you might ask, “What makes this Church so special?” They believe that there are living prophets and apostles today, and people can still receive revelations from God today. I am sure that they are more than happy to answer all of your questions. Want to learn Japanese or English for free? They can help you as well.
Members of the Jewish faith has their worship services on Friday evening and Saturday morning (they call it Shabbat services). They welcome all people, male and female, to join their worship. After the services, they provide a kosher meal. In order to take the meal and socialize, you must make a reservation on Thursday. However, you don’t have to join the meal. You can simply participate the worship with them.
If you want to visit the synagogue in Tokyo during weekdays, you must make a reservation a week prior to your visit by sending them an email.
Address: Shibuya-ku, Hiroo 8-8-3 Tokyo
Friday Evening Services: Egalitarian Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv service at 18:30.
Saturday Services: Egalitarian Shachrit service at 9:30.
Islam is one of the major religion groups in the world. There are at least seven mosques in Tokyo. Muslims need to offer prayer five times a day. When they pray, they put their work aside and go to mosques for their worship. They wash their revealed limbs for purification. If you are looking for a mosque to offer your devotion, I can provide two locations for you.
Address: Minami Otsuka, Toshima-ku 3-42-7, Tokyo 170-0005 Japan
Open: 5am – 10pm (prayer schedule on the website)
Address: Taito, Taito-ku 4-6-7 Tokyo 110-0016 Japan
Prayer Schedule can be found on the website
If you are not a believer of Islam, that’s fine. There are a lot of noble and kind Muslims who are more than happy to provide a tour for you. They want to share their culture and hospitality with you. When I visited Japan Islamic Trust, I was able to have some snacks with my new Muslim friend and have a glance of Islam world.
Thus, when you are looking for a different experience in Tokyo, you should come and visit one of the mosques.
I know what is you concern. You worry about language barriers. All of the religious groups from above offer English services to the visitors. Hence, you can add a trip to the religious service of your choice while you are in Tokyo. Come to worship and meet new friends!