Shitenno Ji

Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • Address: 543-0051 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Japan
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-667710066
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Shitenno Ji - Review

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

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TripHobo Highlights for Shitenno Ji

  • Shitenno Ji Address: 543-0051 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Japan
  • Shitenno Ji Contact Number: +81-667710066
  • Shitenno Ji Timing: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Shitenno Ji Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shitenno Ji(preferred time): 08:30 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shitenno Ji: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shitenno Ji

  • 95% of people who visit Osaka include Shitenno Ji in their plan

  • 40.4% of people start their Shitenno Ji visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shitenno Ji

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

70.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shitenno Ji

People normally club together Nakanoshima Park and Nipponbashi while planning their visit to Shitenno Ji.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Shitenno Ji, Osaka Reviews

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  • This tourist spot is easy to find, near the subway and well-maintained. Although the time I get here is after 5pm so the main gate of the pagoda is closed but the neighborhood looks clean and quiet. I found some vacated food stalls looks like this place is a food buzz during the day.

  • A temple with a distinctive and artistic architectural style. A very strategic place in the middle of town, and its place is very wide. Although it is a place of worship, the temple is open to the public for tourists to visit. At certain times, inside the temple there is a prayer service, and can be followed by visitors who are vacationing there. However, the inside of the temple is not allowed to be photographed because it is specifically for proper worship.

  • no sign and English explanation at all. i don't even know which one is shitennoji temple and don't know the history behind it. need some improvement :) there is a good croissant shop after you exit the mrt station. cheap and very delicious

  • A quiet place away from the big crowds in Osaka. It is well-maintained and away from the main shopping belt. You pay a fee to walk around and kids go in free. High school kids get a discount. It is a functioning temple so please allow privacy and quiwt to the worshippers. Nice place for photos, so allow for about 45mins or so.

  • I've been to this temple for Tanabata (July 6th or 7th) twice and it was great both times. They have a pretty tunnel of lights and then stations where you can write your wish on a candle and place it in the water (well, tubs of water but still...) I also went for a festival in January that involves splashing water on lots of high school boys clad in loincloths while they run through the temple grounds. I didn't understand it at all but it was quite the spectacle and had a huge local crowd.

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