Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan1,737 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
As others have already mentioned, this is a mid-sized inner-city shrine.

While the temple looks and feels very similar to all the many other shrines in Japan, it was interesting to see the offerings board. They have a dedicated offering board for Osaka University, Kansai University, and a board for other educational institutions.

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine is NOT one of the primary Tenmangu shrines however it is still very popular.

Not a must-see. If you are walking the Tenjinbashi arcade, this is a good quick detour.
Written May 30, 2024
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SmasKim
Macau, China351 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
We visited Osaka Castle, and then walked to Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street. It’s not near but we like to walk. On our way to the shopping street we stopped by the temple.
It’s not a big temple, but it was the first temple we visited in Japan and it is nice to know the culture.
This is in the middle of the city, on a side street of the shopping street and very easy to stop by. If you are in the area you can visit but I wouldn’t get out of my way to visit this temple.
Written May 31, 2017
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mat_mak
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan6,042 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This shrine is enshrining the god of study, but the head shrine is in Fukuoka prefecture and this is the shrine for that part. The main pavilion was simple, wooden rustic and solid. The decoration of the zodiac sign sculptured at delicate work decorated on the ceiling of the gate was beautiful.
Written May 23, 2017
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Paul_n_Cris
Melbourne, Australia1,710 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Solo
I liked this shrine (and I have seen a lot). Situated behind the shopping street there is a little area of tranquality. With the main shrine in the middle it is surrounded by other little places of worship, gravestones and carvings. In the wood work of the buildings are quite a few carvings, in the ceilings, under the bridge and look up under the main entrance. There are a few life size statues of animals as well as the usual combination of Japanese mithical animals. The main gate was particularly good, still with its solid wood door and metal embelishments. Leave the Minami-Morimachi subway station on exit 4A and take the second left and it will take you 5 minutes at most.
Written September 14, 2013
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inger_ted
Richmond, Canada487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
I was staying in a hotel not far from Osaka Tenmangu Shrine and had a couple hours in the afternoon to explore the area and neighborhood so I visited the shrine. Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, founded in the 10th century, is one of the most important of hundreds of shrines across Japan that are devoted to the Shinto deity of scholarship, Sugawara Michizane. Osaka Tenmangu Shrine has been destroyed by fire a number of times during its history, and its current main hall (honden) and main gate date back to 1845. The shrine is nestled in a residential area and has fewer visitors than the more popular known temples & shrines. It was nice to spend the time wandering around the complex which houses a few other smaller structures. If you are in the neighborhood and have not yet done the "temple tour" or tired out from visiting all the temples, make a short visit to Osaka Tenmangu Shrine and the surrounding neighborhood.
Written June 5, 2018
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Sharon T
Singapore, Singapore31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
A quiet place despite in the busy city of Osaka. A good place for photo taking as there is a lot of sculptures
Written November 13, 2017
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Jasmine B
Perth, Australia36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Every July, the Tenjin Matsuri is held here. This is Osaka's most fabulous festival, where you can view gorgeous fireworks.
Written March 25, 2016
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Honey2Star
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia690 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
We went to the shrine as we are walking along tenjinbashisuji shopping arcade, the shrine is pretty ordinary, nothing much to see and will only take 5 minutes. Perhaps the place would be more interesting if there is an event. No harm dropping by if you are in the area, but not worth to make a trip only to pay a visit.
Written January 10, 2016
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jayyen93
Dublin, Ireland596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Although this is one of the important Shinto shrines in Osaka, it is really nothing extraordinary to check out unless you want to pay respect to the dedicated deity. Tenmangu Shrine is a cool side destination if you are exploring the Tenjimbashisuji Market, but it's not worth going out of your way to see.
Written June 25, 2015
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Chuzaa
Vancouver, Canada3,485 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
The Tenman-gu Shrines are where the spirit of Sugawara Michizane (b. 845 - d. 903), a Heian Period politician/scholar, is enshrined. Their headquarters are in the Dazaifu district of Fukuoka City and the Kitano district of Kyoto. Because of his immense popularity among the Japanese people, there many Tenman-gu shrines all over Japan and the Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine is one for the Osaka region, but since it is in Osaka, one of the most important historical cities in Japan and its large scaled summer festival in July, many people considers it a third most important Tenman-gu Shrine in Japan.

Off a little from the Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade (the 2-chome region), it shows a very prominent shrine building complex. Surprisingly it is often not as crowded as many other shrines in major cities in Japan. However, it could be super-crowded when it hosts one of the many annual festivals. Especially in July, it is busy when it holds the summer festival. The most important ceremonies and events are held on the 24th and 25th of July with a spectacular display of fireworks along the nearby river or moat (of the Osaka castle) at night.

In the complex, look for a couple of symbols of the Tenman-gu Shrine. They are statues of cow and real plum trees. They are both closely associated with Sugawara Michizane.
Written June 11, 2015
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