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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5.02 weeks ago
Beautiful temple in the middle of Osaka. It was raining when I visited but that only seemed to enhance the experience. The temple is actively being used by monks and locals for worship, so remember to be respectful. Witnessing their rites and rituals is a valuable experience.
4.0a week ago
A bit far out in the suburb. Oldest temple in the area but looks to be redone recently. Good to visit if you're in the area but I wouldn't detour to make this a trip.
4.0in the last week
Without any prior knowledge of its significance, I think this beautiful temple was a bit lost on me. There weren't too many people around when I visited and it was a nice photo op. If visiting, it is important to be respectful as this site is sacred to some.
4.0a week ago
Nice and quiet. Beautiful place, but they charge a fee to get in. When do you need to pay a fee to visit a temple? A first for me and quite a turn off, makes me think this place is for tourists, not for believers.
5.0a month ago
Quiet and peaceful. To see the inner grounds there is an admission fee (400 yen?) , but the pagoda view is nice, and if you time it right, the monks will be doing their prayers.
There is also some side shrines and a food hall to sit and eat if you brought food. Either way, a nice way to spend a few hours.
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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 .