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Jewel amongst the Jussie bustle

The Isshinji Temple is situated near the Osaka Zoo in the Tenoji Area. It is free to get in to and... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
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lots of people here and easy access from tennoji zoo

there is a temple here with monks inside who can pray for you, cant wear shoes inside the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
ang s
Manila, Philippines
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Buddha statues made from human ashes as a means of being able to worship the deceased openly
2-8-69 Tennohji-ku, Tennoji, Osaka 543-0062, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6771-0444
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The Isshinji Temple is situated near the Osaka Zoo in the Tenoji Area. It is free to get in to and is a great example of a Buddhist temple. There are numerous surrounding buildings and cemetary. Notable is the golden tower that sits atop the...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

there is a temple here with monks inside who can pray for you, cant wear shoes inside the temple, lots of tourists here, there are cherry blossom trees here in march

Thank ang s
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I came across this interesting temple was walking around the Tennoji park. It was crowded with locals during this weekday. Very nice, peaceful temple grounds with an adjacent cemetery.

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We visited Shitennoji Temple and then headed to the Tsutenkaku Tower by walking when we stopped by this very crowded (yet no tourists!) temple with the two angry god statues looming large at the entrance. The temple was crowded but it was filled with locals...More

Thank jobae123
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Located near the Municipal Museum of Fine Art, this is a Buddhist temple with a large cemetery surrounding it. Not all parts of the temple were open to the public while I was there and so I did not see the main building. It is...More

Thank SaveyFLTraveler
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Relatively younger than Shitenoji, this 'common people's temple' on one Saturday we were there, is noticeably much more lively and crowded as you can witness all live ceremonies on the making.

Thank Teal70
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A little modern and a little classic Japanese temple. It's nice to visit this place, especially if you are fun of Japanese culture.

Thank wciekawychmiejscach
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We discovered this temple by accident, when we were heading to Nipponbashi from Shitennoji temple. We were welcomed by the two large statues at the entrance. Unlike other temples and shrines, this one was very peaceful and quiet (i.e less crowded). We only found out...More

Thank Lazyism T
Reviewed 14 May 2016

If you are looking at getting your book signed, this is a mission but there is a place (Not were the lines are) I am most fascinated that the statues are made up of ashes, and that there is hundreds of thousands of deceased ashes...More

Thank Lucky C
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

A very nice temple with awesome interior. In comparison to other temples it has more of an atmosphere and gives you more excitement while visiting it.

Thank Robin S
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