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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4.02 months ago

A very quiet Buddhist temple surrounded by busy traffic and high office buildings. Accessible by subway, very well-maintained. A must place for photo enthusiasts and Buddhists.

5.07 months ago

We loved his place! A Buddhist temple with a five-storied pagoda and several smaller temple buildings. You can climb up the stars inside the pagoda - you don’t really get big views of the city, but it it impressive on its own. There are plenty prayers on small golden plates inside, thousands of them. There’s also a Buddha relic at the very top. Inside one of the palaces are great wall paintings with a history of one of the Buddhas.

5.04 months ago

A beautiful historical site from Osaka city. Definitely a must go for tourists and locals. Paying an additional fee you can join a buddhist ceremony once in a while. Also very nice just to walk around and take photos.

5.06 months ago

What a great way to start off the New Year! (Not many shops open.....)

It's a Japanese tradition to visit a Shrine or a Temple on New Year's day?

This is a Buddhist temple. I believe it is the first Buddhist temple in Japan. I am no historian so you can google all about it but it's 1400 years old... That's old.

Captain Google.... wasn't 100% correct about direction. How come we entered thru the side door??? We missed the market!

I guess it's good. We missed the traffic as well ;).

I love Japan. Everyone is so disciplined. Just follow the crowd, you will become expert and will not get lost.

It's a real temple with real monks doing their prayers. Closes at 4pm sharp. Go early.

Enjoy.

Happy New Year.

5.06 months ago

Really beautiful temple. When I went there was a huge local handicraft and second hand market, which was a lot of fun. The temple grounds are gorgeous as well

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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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