Katsuoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Katsuoji Temple in Japan.

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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

It's ordinary Japanese temple.
In Autumn, Maple trees turn to red. The scenary becomes spectacular.
This temple is well known as ''winning temple''.
If you visit here before facing your turning points in your life, you cam make it!

5.0a month ago

Amazing place to watch the autumn leaves!

I walked here from Minoo fall (about and 3.5 km from the waterfall) love it so much! Highly recommend.

5.0a month ago

So nice place with many beautiful views. Not so crowded, the temple is a good choice to visit this time.

5.02 weeks ago

I enjoyed visiting this temple because it was really peaceful and not crowded. Seeing daruma (Japanese traditional doll) everywhere made me so excited. The entrance ticket is 400¥/adult. There is a shop in front of the Main hall where you can buy a daruma, write your wishes, draw one right eye on it. When your wishes come true, feel free to write one left eye. It sounds meaningful. The cheapest daruma that I bought was 2000¥.

5.0a month ago

Beautiful, peaceful and sacred Japanese temple (popular for “luck of winning everything”).. a lot of daruma dolls makes the temple very unique however it is a bit difficult to go with 2 options - get a bus or a taxi - but it’s definitely worth visiting

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