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.
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Airport/Sta.Minoo sta. (about 4.1km) Google Transit
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4.0a month ago
After buying a ticket & entrance, you the meet a beautiful gate in red color. It's a must to take a photo here before crossing the bridge over the pool. Just walking around this pool, there are many nice spots to take a cool photo. Before exit, don't forget to buy some local products as souvenir.
5.0a month ago
I’m very proud that this beautiful and gorgeous temple is in Mino city in Osaka, where I grew up. Katsu means victory in Japanese. This temple represents “victory” for anything. Winning doesn’t necessarily mean beating others. You can win against who you used be or who you were last year. You can win over your weakness or something you’re not very good at.
When I was a kid, the baseball team I belonged to came visit this temple when New Year came every year and hoped we would play well and win each match in the year. It was our annual event.
“Victory” is the keyword at this place. If you have something you’d like to achieve or “win” against, this is a must visit spot for you.
So beautiful, spiritual and spectacular place. You’re always welcomed!!
5.0a month ago
I love this temple... Make sure you seat by the window at the bus ride from kita senri station going to the temple because the view is breathtakingly beautiful.. The cons here is that the bus schedule route going back to the city is i think every hour so you should check first the bus schedule but all in all i enjoyed my visit here! Definitely one of the best place for autumn experience. ❤️ #autumninjapan2018
4.03 weeks ago
Pretty. Should go early because the end of the bus is 16h40.
5.05 months ago
Stunning temple with no crowds on a weekday in February. You can take a beautiful hike from Minoo Park waterfall to the back of this temple. If you do, watch out for bears and close the gate behind you on your way in.