Shitennoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Shitennoji Temple in Japan.


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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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5.0a week 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.

5.0a week ago

Large local temple. Very peaceful and peaceful. Can enter the main pagoda and treasure museum at a small fee. The locals are still practicing here so do be respectful and enjoy the quietness. Has indoor rest stations. Worth the visit for contemplation, with a large family of turtles and a large reflection pool - filled with sakura petals during spring.

5.0in the last week

Great experience, lots of vendors selling knick knacks which was annoying at first but we had a look around and bought a few cute things to take home. Give it a try! Lots of fun! Make sure you take off your hat and no photos inside the temple. The artwork is very fragile but beautiful.

5.0a week ago

A very peaceful and scenic place. Reasonable entrance fee for temple. There is an area within the temple where turtles live. You can also climb up a tall pagoda. Just outside of the temple you can find a local food place that makes great okonomoyaki, and at another exit there's a restaurant has tasty steamed pork buns.

5.0in the last week

300 yen for entrance fee. You can go through with Osaka Amazing Pass. Quiet and peaceful religious place. Some area not for tourist

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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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