Shitenno Ji

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  • 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

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.

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

  • Timings vary by season.

  • Shitennoji-mae-Yuhigaoka Station

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  • 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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  • 33.75% of people who visit Osaka include Shitenno Ji in their plan

  • 32.6% of people start their Shitenno Ji visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shitenno Ji

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

69.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shitenno Ji

People normally club together Shinsekai 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
  • Date: 19 Oct, 3018 Good: • Peaceful and quiet in the morning. • Beautiful temple structures and architectural features. • Ponds full of tortoises. • Great place for prayers, for people of similar faith. • Marvel at the beautiful bronze statue of Buddha. Bad: • Need to pay an admission fee for entrance into the inner temple and the pagoda. Overall: I went to the temple early around 10 am. There weren't many people around. Hence, it was peaceful and quiet. Great time to take photos of the beautiful structures and surroundings. I entered the inner temple for free because I have the Osaka Amazing Pass. Else, you need to pay a small fee. There wasn't any event on that day.

  • One of the more basic temple with little to take in .. if you are around the area do visit but don’t take the trouble to trip there. Not worth the effort, don’t get me wrong beautiful nonetheless.

  • Very peaceful place, doesn't gather a lot of crowd (at least on a weekday). You can either watch it from the outside or pay the entrance fee and see it from the inside, you're not allowed to take photos inside the temples, but they are worth your time.

  • Impressive and peaceful. I had a good time walking around and taking some beautiful photos

  • 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.

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