Shitenno Ji, Osaka

Shitenno Ji, Osaka - Address, Phone Number

Address: 543-0051 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City

Phone: +81-667710066

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

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About Shitenno Ji, Osaka

Shitennoji is one of Japan's oldest temples. It was established and built in the year 593 by Prince Shotoku (famous for supporting the introduction of Buddhism to Japan). Having a rough history, the temple's buildings were burned down several times throughout the centuries. The present temple was, however, reconstructed to reflect the original 6th century design. Near the temple is the Gokuraku-jodo Garden. And within the temple grounds stands a treasure house that displays paintings, scriptures and other valuable belongings of the temple.

Shitenno Ji Ticket Prices

  • Inner Precinct: ¥300
  • Garden: ¥300
  • Treasure House: ¥500
  • Entry is free for Outer grounds.

Shitenno Ji Opening and Closing Hours

  • Timings vary by season.

How To reach Shitenno Ji by Public Transport

  • Shitennoji-mae-Yuhigaoka Station

Restaurants Near Shitenno Ji

  • Yamato City
  • Udon no ayakawa

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Shitenno Ji, Osaka Reviews

  • Big and spacious temple ground. A little touristy, well maintained and nice place for a walk.

  • Shitennoji Temple is a Buddist temple located in Osaka and the history of this temple can be traced back to 1400 years before. The five storey of pagoda is the symbolic of this temple. You can find yourself in a peaceful mind and soul when you enter to the temple and when you smell the Sandalwood from the light up of joss sticks.

  • One of the oldest temple complexes in Japan. Urban setting but tons of history here and some gorgeous old buildings. Love to stroll around. There are always cute food stalls set up near the entrance - and occasional flea markets are held outside too. Not a super commercial area around the temple because it is such an old district, there are restrictions.

  • Excellent place an on my visit the pagoda was open to climb

  • The Shrine is less impressive but if you are interested in old books, paintings, postcards then the flea market is awesome

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