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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4.02 weeks ago
A quite good place to visit. It was not crowded when I was there. Only sightseeing and not that much to see actually, but still it’s one of the famous place to visit in Osaka. Worth to visit if you have a long vacation time.
5.06 months ago
One of my favourite place in Osaka. A lot of beautiful temples, a magnificent pond with a lot of cute turtles.
Dogs are allowed.
5.07 months ago
Nice place to visit. Said to be the oldest shrine in Japan at over 1,000 years old. It's a quick 20 minute stop on anyone's trip to Osaka.
5.02 months ago
Really cool temple that has beautiful murals on the walls and ceilings. Definitely one of the more vibrant Japanese temples. It's not super big, so you'll be able to get through it pretty quickly and it's definitely worth a visit!
Note: Visited prior to Covid, so things may be different.
4.06 months ago
Interesting temple, beautiful artwork. I love the turtlepond. Sometimes nice markets in the entrance area.
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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 .