Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
Bicester, UK3,427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Osaka Tenmangu is a Shinto shrine located in the Kita ward of Osaka. It is one of the most popular shrines in Osaka and the site of Japan's biggest festivals, Tenjin Matsuri which features a lively procession of floats and attracts thousands of spectators.

The shrine's main hall, called Honden, is a beautiful structure with intricate carvings and decorations and is the point of prayers. The shrine also has a large collection of Ema, small wooden plaques where visitors can write their wishes and prayers. These plaques can be bought at the outlet in the premises along with other blessed artefacts.

Overall, Osaka Tenmangu is a must-visit attraction for anyone interested in Japanese culture and history. Its beautiful architecture, serene gardens, and cultural significance make it a unique and memorable destination in Osaka. It's free to visit and is open from early till 5pm everyday.
Written 23 April 2023
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Andreas H
Jakarta, Indonesia109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Located near Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street, this place is very quiet but beautiful, A worth place to visit after you shopped around Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street. The closest station to Tenmangu Shrine is Minamimorimachi Station on the Tanimachi and Sakaisuji Subway Lines and Osaka Temmangu Station on the JR Tozai Line
Written 26 July 2018
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inger_ted
Richmond, Canada488 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 5 June 2018
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Steve R
Temecula, CA2,149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
This is a very quiet hidden temple. Smaller in size than you’d expect but very nice stop. If you are in the area it’s definitely worth the stop.
Written 20 April 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 13 November 2017
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Yamabusi N
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
One of the three biggest festivals in Japan, Tenjin Festival's organizer .
God of academics, to serve Sugawara Michizane. It is crowded with people who pray to God to pass university and high school entrance examination. From the fact that Sugawara Mamo loved plums, the emblem of the shrine is a plum design.
Written 5 July 2017
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SmasKim
Macau, China375 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 31 May 2017
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SaveyFLTraveler
Florida174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
A quiet and serene respite in the busy city of Osaka, this shrine has a long history. A good place for photography with a variety of structures and sculptures.
Written 26 May 2017
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mat_mak
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan5,914 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 23 May 2017
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DauphinJonas
Makati, Philippines706 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
Midway into shopping in Japan's longest shopping arcade , one can take a detour into a side street to visit the shrine and have a feel of Shinto. While the place is not that big , it pays to know that the place is an important venue for one of Osaka's famous festival or matsuri.
Written 17 March 2017
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