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.
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 16.8km) Google Transit
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5.02 weeks ago
It’s a beautiful shrine but damn the walk was long 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.
5.0a month 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.
4.04 weeks 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.
4.03 weeks ago
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.
5.0in the last week
Lost my wallet there. Cannot find but ok. This market is gold. I love scavenging Japanese stuffs. Great deal, kind seller
Spot Reviews (1)
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 .