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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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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 9 May 2016

There is a Flea Market at this temple complex on the 21st of each month. Some interesting stuff! Most of what you will find is typical things, but this flea market has the best selection I have seen in Japan...

1  Thank ukairo_dash
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Temple under construction. Nothing to see. Took a cab from Osaka castle to see this. What a waste of cab fare. Even under construction they charge the 300yen per person.

1  Thank Tonni G
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Walked here from the Osaka Marriott, very pleasant walk, about 15 minute. This temple is not very big but beautiful, a good place to visit.

Thank mcacmm
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We visited this temple and its grounds on the 21st of March 2016. Our Osaka friends informed us of a once a month "flea market"....held on the 21st of each month..... If you enjoy going to garage sales or famers markets, I would suggest you...More

Thank hawaiiantraveler2016
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The temple is worth a visit if you are in the Tennoji area and have some time to spare. However, at present time of writing, the main building is under renovation. There are still some structures to look out for in the area. Some areas...More

2  Thank Hailey T
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I visited this temple by myself one day when exploring Tennoji area. I really enjoyed walking around this temple. There is lots to see in the buildings, shrines, fountains and etc.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Please note that the main building is under renovation till 2022 so there will be some noise and dust. A tranquil place with lots of other areas to explore. Despite the renovation ongoing and blocking the main attraction, there are various other buildings housing various...More

1  Thank Bernard T
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The temple is under renovation, few tourist but repairs noise. It is still good to walk around with the absence of crowd. The temples and its ground is nice but not great. Maybe give it a skip unless u have extra time to spare.

Thank Wong S
Reviewed 23 April 2016

During my second visit to Shitennōji I was able to look around. I was looking forward to climbing the pagoda again but it is being renovated. It’s a shame because it’s not often one is able to climb to the top of pagodas at temples....More

Thank ART196
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was our first stop that day in Osaka. We took a lot of photos from the streets and house gardens. When we arrived, something was missing. There was supposed to be 5 story pagoda.. Totally covered, we couldn't see anything. It was a little...More

Thank MikeFJones
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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