Shitennoji Temple

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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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5.03 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.

4.0a week ago

A huge temple in Osaka. Not as crowded as other touristy spots in Osaka. Quiet and peaceful temple. Entrance fee was 300 yen.

2.0a month ago

Pretty mediocre and small. Easy to access but not worth visiting. If you want to visit shrine or temple, I believe that Kyoto will be worth your time.

5.04 months ago

A temple with a distinctive and artistic architectural style. A very strategic place in the middle of town, and its place is very wide. Although it is a place of worship, the temple is open to the public for tourists to visit. At certain times, inside the temple there is a prayer service, and can be followed by visitors who are vacationing there. However, the inside of the temple is not allowed to be photographed because it is specifically for proper worship.

5.03 weeks ago

Pretty cool place to walk around. There's a pond out back next to a shrine that's filled with turtles 👍🏼

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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 .

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