JR East will open a prayer room within Tokyo Station’s premises due to an increase in travelers from Muslim countries, notably Southeast Asia. The multifaith room, which will be a free of charge, opens on June 5, Fuji TV reported
While West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and Nankai Electric Railway Co have already installed worship facilities —at Osaka Station and a building adjacent to Namba Station, respectively — JR East says the installation of a prayer room inside a station’s premises will be the first nationwide.
The carpeted facility, measuring 8 square meters, is going to be set up in Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi North Exit. It will also feature a “purification space” for religious practitioners to cleanse their hands and feet, regardless of their religion or denomination, JR East said.© Japan Today