Shitennoji Temple, built in the 6th century, is one of the country's oldest temples. Only the huge gate (torii) is original, dating back to the 13th century. A five-story pagoda here allows you to climb up, and a pond with an amazing number of turtles is a must-see. A flea market is held on the 21st and 22nd of each month, and the Doya-Doya Naked Festival on January 14th is very popular. It is 5-minute on foot from Tennoji Station.
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4.0in the last week
Date: 19 Oct, 3018
• Peaceful and quiet in the morning.
• Beautiful temple structures and architectural features.
• Ponds full of tortoises.
• Great place for prayers, for people of similar faith.
• Marvel at the beautiful bronze statue of Buddha.
• Need to pay an admission fee for entrance into the inner temple and the pagoda.
I went to the temple early around 10 am. There weren't many people around. Hence, it was peaceful and quiet. Great time to take photos of the beautiful structures and surroundings.
I entered the inner temple for free because I have the Osaka Amazing Pass. Else, you need to pay a small fee. There wasn't any event on that day.
5.0a month ago
Very peaceful place, doesn't gather a lot of crowd (at least on a weekday).
You can either watch it from the outside or pay the entrance fee and see it from the inside, you're not allowed to take photos inside the temples, but they are worth your time.
4.0a week ago
Impressive and peaceful. I had a good time walking around and taking some beautiful photos
5.02 months ago
Less crowded than most tourist site or temples in Osaka. Very peaceful to visit. The temple ground is huge, and there are spots to sit down and relax and soak in the temple atmosphere.
5.04 months ago
This tourist spot is easy to find, near the subway and well-maintained. Although the time I get here is after 5pm so the main gate of the pagoda is closed but the neighborhood looks clean and quiet. I found some vacated food stalls looks like this place is a food buzz during the day.
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One of the oldest temple in Japan with a beautiful garden. If you get an OSAKA AMAZING PASS, you can enjoy this temple and it's garden for free! Five story pagoda is beautiful and the garden is fantastic as it is nicknemaed &qu...
One of the oldest temple in Japan with a beautiful garden.
If you get an OSAKA AMAZING PASS, you can enjoy this temple and it's garden for free!
Five story pagoda is beautiful and the garden is fantastic as it is nicknemaed " the garden of paradise ".
Cherry blossoms in early spring, young leaves in early summer and colorful leaves in autumn will welcome you .