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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5.0in the last week

In my opinion is one of the must see places in Osaka. You can easily spend half a day there walking around. In one of the corners there is zen garden which is nice visiting too, you will need to buy a ticket to get in.

5.0a month ago

Once a month the temple grounds become home to a huge number of flea market shops with pretty much any kinds of goods imaginable. Lots of quick eats as well. Deals are definitely to be had, and make sure you bargain! Divide the first quote by 2 and start there.

5.0in the last week

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.

5.02 weeks ago

Pretty and peaceful! Not many tourist when we visited. The garden is a must see. 300 yen per person equals great value!

5.0a month ago

Interesting to have a Buddhist temple which carries a lot of heritage value in the middle of a busy town like Osaka. If comparing to Kyoto, people go to Kyoto expecting to see temples like this, but when it comes to Osaka, people come for the food, shopping and general party life, if you are into that sort of thing.

Having an old temple like this in Osaka brings you away from the busy city to explore the ancient for a moment.

Highly recommend for those visiting Osaka. Do spend about half a day here.

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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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