The Altar IHOP, Tokyo

building His altar of worship in earth's largest cities

About Us

Our Vision

To see “all heaven break loose” in the city of Tokyo, the nation of Japan and the region of Asia through prayer and worship unto reformation and transformation as in the days of Elijah and again in the days of Josiah. (1 Kings 18, 2 Kings 23)

Our Mission

To build and establish the Altar of the Lord through prayer and worship. To do so in each place He sends us to manifest the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. This translates to: training, equipping and empowering the body of Christ to do the works of ministry. (Eph. 4:11-12) That we may “heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons…” (Matt. 10:8) in the fullness of all that we are promised through the Word.

Our Model

We are an international, non-denominational ministry based in Tokyo, Japan. We are dedicated to advancing the global prayer and worship movement in Japan and all of Asia. We are a house of prayer— one of many multi-dimensional and multi-faceted expressions of the corporate body of Christ.

“Even them, I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Isaiah 56:6-7 (NKJV)

The dynamics of ultra urban life mean The Altar IHOP, Tokyo functions more like Moses’ highly mobile Tent of Meeting (Ex. 33:7) than David’s less transient Tabernacle (2 Sam. 6:17, 1 Chr. 16:1.)

We operate through partnerships with like minded ministries, churches and organizations. We utilize a variety of  facilities for our meetings and do not presently have a fixed location or permanent facility.

We have seasons and specific prayer assignments from the Lord in relationship to our physical meeting locations. Over the years, we’ve partnered with organizations, businesses, churches and ministries to host meetings in strategic locations in Tokyo and around Japan. We’ve also traveled to sites among the nations with significant historical importance to Japan and/or the Japanese people. It’s become apparent over the years that we are following Him as the “cloud by day” and the “fire by night.” New understanding of this precious journey leads us to best categorize The Altar IHOP, Tokyo in this season as a mobile house of prayer.


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