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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.”
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  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0051, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6771-0066
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Reviewed yesterday

Quite easy to get to this temple , not far away from the subway station. I like this temple. very quiet , less tourist crowds. Particularly , they have a aircond resting place for the tired legs visitors. Very considerate.

Thank vinerlies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shitennoji is a short walk from Shitennoji-mae-Yuhigaoka Station on the Tanimachi Subway Line. Alternatively, it can be reached in a ten minute walk north of JR Tennoji Station on the JR Loop Line. This is one of my favourite temples in Osaka. Loving the serenity,...More

Thank Jayjaykoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Temple has enshrined The Four Heavenly Kimgs (Gods) that are often placed at the cardinal points of a Temple. They are a magnificent example of Buddhist Statues.

Thank Ikomasan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just 15 minutes walking from Shitenoji station, you can go to this temple to see local people do their prays. You also can find yourself peaceful felling from inside when slowly walking and watching fishes and turtles. The temple is beautiful. A place you should...More

1  Thank ECPVietnam J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shitennoji Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in the area and is well worth a visit. Unlike a lot of temples, this is a complex of several buildings all of which are very different. During our visit we were able to observe a...More

Thank pttbw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shitennoji temple well worth a visit nice to see work in progress to keep it up. I enjoyed my visit.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is easy to go by walking, just 10 minutes walking from the Tenoji station. This temple is peaceful and you can freely walk around the buildings. There is entry ticket, it's cheap and if you don't want to go inside, just walk and...More

Thank Hoàng N
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My local shrine is something that people visiting the tennoji area should definitely check out. If visiting during special days or festivals expect this place to be very busy. Watch the people take park in their prayers and made a wish yourself.

Thank BrianTaylor9
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It was really nice to see the temple. There was a lot of different things to see and it all looked very fine. Both locals and tourist were walking around. Great atmosphere.

Thank Rikke Toft N
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This place is really beautiful and serene. I went alone and it had a very calm and relaxed vibe to it. I enjoyed exploring around and got some nice pictures. Worth a visit if you're free and interested in temples

Thank tushar a
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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