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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” (17 reviews)
“tennoji station” (16 reviews)
“story pagoda” (10 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience in Osaka, nice for party and visiting Kyoto and Nara. A city where everyone should go in his life.

Thank Antoine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place to go if you are in Osaka. Spend some time there admiring the culture and architecture there.

Thank Shermaine_csm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from our 10 day trip in northern Vietnam with The Terrible Tour Guide Travel. I have to say, the company exceeded my expectations of what an agency would do for us. Joey was very quick to answer our email with helpful information...More

Thank AnKimberly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice time despite the construction going on. the main Pagoda and temples are open, many locals still go there to worship. I went on a Tuesday and stumbled upon a local flea market around the temple's compounds. Had a great time looking at...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first Japanese temple experience on a walk from Tennoji to Osaka castle. It was a very quiet temple with lovely sculptural elements. Because there were no tourists early in the morning, we experienced it primarily as an serene place of local worship....More

Thank Elise W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as temples in Japan goes, this one's not really worth a visit. And there weren't many people around, probably as it was also undergoing renovation in some parts.

Thank Johnathan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Temple on Sept 21, 2017,it's soo crowded with elderly ;-) they went to the temple, but they also meeting with other people there, buy some foods from the stalls. We loooooved it...lots of food stalls, so we tried some foods that looked...More

Thank coquinetto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet but nice and calm feeling in this temple just in the middle of busy Osaka. Maybe not a place to hang around for so long but look at the local and watch how they do the rituals and give it a try...can't make...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must when in Osaka... culturally well worth a visit. We loved all the places that showed us the history of the area.

Thank Chris221951
Reviewed 2 November 2017

A nice spacey temple ground with interesting statues and buildings. There is a fee for the 5-story pagoda area. A short walk from Tennoji Station and the Tennoji Park.

Thank DYA717
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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.
19 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