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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5.0a week ago
I was surprised by the beauty of this place!
Defenedly a nice place to visit =)
4.04 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.
5.0a week ago
Great. The event of Fundoshi is held in the mid of winter.
5.08 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.
Happy New Year.
5.010 months ago
Beautiful temple areal. Typically Japanese in the sense that it is superbly maintained and tidy. Architecturally pleasing. Well worth a visit and good contrast to vibrant metropolitan Osaka.
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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 .