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 weeks ago

Several minutes walk from the station, this magnificent shrine features a majestic 5-story pagoda. I went there on a morning in July 2019, and not too many people were present giving me the chance to take beautiful pictures without tourists messing up the shots. It was very calm and peaceful inside.

4.0a month ago

We used our Osaka Amazing pass to get in free. It was very pretty for a quick visit. We have been to a lot of temples and shrines so we didn’t feel the need to stay long but it is beautiful and quiet.

5.0a month ago

It’s a beautiful shrine but damn the walk there was long as heck. If you can’t wake up early in the morning, you can visit there during the afternoon. It was pretty nice as the tall trees provided shade and the lighting made the shrine look more pleasing.

For people who aren’t short on time, it would be a great experience. The walk there from the subway is actually pretty peaceful and relaxing.

4.0a month ago

We went on a weekday and quite early (around 9:30 am) and the temple wasn't busy at all. It's a beautiful temple and a very calming place that's not too far from the city. We had a nice stroll and ate some softcone.

5.0a month ago

An amazing temple, with one of the best Pagodas I’ve seen during my trip to Japan. If available at the time of visiting I would highly recommend attending the Buddhist pray conducted by the monks, it has been one of the highlights during my trip to Japan.

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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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