This temple in the mountains of Mino City is a hidden tourist spot in Osaka Prefecture. Since its foundation in the 8th century, the temple has been drawing people who pray for personal triumphs. The well-manicured precincts and the adjacent public park with a fountain combine to produce beautiful scenery with seasonal changes.
Unlike other Buddhist temples, Katsuoji Temple has plenty of Daruma dolls everywhere in the grounds. Daruma is the Japanese word for Bodhidarma, the Indian monk who introduced Zen Buddhism to China. It is fun to find these dolls on your way to the main hall. The precincts have many slopes and staircases, a good place to enjoy some exercise. And let' try your luck picking a paper fortune from Daruma doll.
Admission : 400 yen / adult, 300 yen / children
Address : 2914-1 Aomatani, Mino City, Osaka
(1)a 15-minute taxi ride from Mino Sta. on Hankyu Mino Line
(2) take a bus from Senri-Chuo Sta. on Midosuji Subway Line, and get off at Katsuoji Temple
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Airport/Sta.Minoo sta. (about 4.1km) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
It was really nice visiting this place. Not busy and the road up is also nice.
Peaceful and very beautiful!
5.04 weeks ago
The view is amazing i'm go here with a car but my sister say "u can go here with a bus" and u must buy a ticket to enter this place.
as you can see a lot of daruma here and it's more lovely when autumn. oh ya in the souvenir shop i'm bought "daruma cookie" for my mom and she like it.
5.0a month ago
Daruma dolls everywhere! It is a really beautiful place to go and take lots of pictures!
5.03 months ago
One of my favorite temple in Japan! Lovely place
5.05 months ago
Beautiful temple at the end of hiking trails. Do note that buses are sparse so plan your trip around that if you don't want to hike up/back down.