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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5.0a month ago
Beautiful View and tourist sight! Cute shop and I 100% recommend to come here! It’s so breath taking!
5.0in the last week
Great place for culture lover
A lot of Daruma dolls good for picture for prayer and for culture observing
Calmly atmosphere good for every seasons
Easy travel by bus from osaka
With not many tourists
5.06 months ago
Absolute stunning temple! By far the prettiest temple I have visited! Highly recommend!
4.010 months 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.
5.06 months ago
Best place to visit on a sunny day, a bit hard when you're commuting but worth the effort to get there.