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Shitennoji Temple

1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0051, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6771-0066
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Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs
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The oldest temple in Japan, built over 1,400 years ago, this temple is famous for its symmetrical design and even has an architectural arrangement named after it,”Shitenno-ji-style temple layout.”
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flea market” (16 reviews)
“story pagoda” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0051, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6771-0066
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Shitennoji temple well worth a visit nice to see work in progress to keep it up. I enjoyed my visit.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The location is easy to go by walking, just 10 minutes walking from the Tenoji station. This temple is peaceful and you can freely walk around the buildings. There is entry ticket, it's cheap and if you don't want to go inside, just walk and...More

Thank Hoàng N
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My local shrine is something that people visiting the tennoji area should definitely check out. If visiting during special days or festivals expect this place to be very busy. Watch the people take park in their prayers and made a wish yourself.

Thank BrianTaylor9
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It was really nice to see the temple. There was a lot of different things to see and it all looked very fine. Both locals and tourist were walking around. Great atmosphere.

Thank Rikke Toft N
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This place is really beautiful and serene. I went alone and it had a very calm and relaxed vibe to it. I enjoyed exploring around and got some nice pictures. Worth a visit if you're free and interested in temples

Thank tushar a
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This shrine is very near Tennoji. Pretty shrine with many buildings and a walled up main compound with a pagoda...paid entry only to the walled up area. My take is that it is difficult to take a good shot of the pagoda within the walled...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Shitennou means "The Four Heavenly Kings", so this is the temple (-ji) of the four high traditional deities in Osaka. One may say is the biggest and most relevant temple in town, or one of the most important ones at least. Apart from the temple...More

Thank Gualtiero-Shito
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was like you are in a period movie in an old Japan era. There was a flea market when I went there where merchants sells their old wares. Patrons were mostly locals, I think I was the only gaijin that time. I really love...More

Thank rodgerManila
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We heard about the Temple and knew a festival was going on as well. The parade was the highlight as the gold shrines and mini gold temples the guys were carrying were so shiny and interesting. There was loud music, drums, and chanting while the...More

1  Thank SarahsBackstage
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Traditional Japanese temple. Should to be visited when u traveling in Osaka. Catch a taxi from JR Tennoji cost around 250-300 yen

Thank Uyen T
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3 November 2015|
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Response from carmensakura07 | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee if you want to enter the temple inner surroundings. But if you remain outside, you don't have to pay.
20 October 2015|
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Response from EllenAndySoo | Reviewed this property |
Inner precinct Hours: 8:30 to 16:30 (until 16:00 from October through March) Closed: No closing days Fees: 300 yen Gokuraku-jodo Garden Hours: 8:30 to 16:30 (until 16:00 from October through March) Admission ends 30... More