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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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1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0051, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area on the 21st of every month, the Shitennoji Flea Market is a must! The market offers many, many booths with genuine antiques, worthless junk, funky handicraft objects as well as a variety of food stalls. A great tip for...More

2  Thank Susanne E
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Great to see these temples and they vary from different cities, easy to get to and not that busy if go early in the morning.

Thank Becks92
Reviewed 30 May 2016

It is currently under renovation with the main pagoda covered with scaffolding and screens. We didn't go in. The main gate is impressive. Until the renovation is completed, it might be better to give it a miss.

1  Thank starfire888
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Usually services going on around 11am. No photography inside. Interesting to visit whilst in Osaka. Not the original as it has been destroyed by fire several times...but a great reconstruction and worth spending 90 or so minutes there.

Thank andreaat62
Reviewed 24 May 2016

- but wow ! some really gorgeous paintings inside, like massive Indian 'miniatures' telling the story of the Buddha - truly spectacular. Photography isn't allowed - I soooo wanted to get some pictures of the interior, but it has all had to be committed to...More

Thank YR R
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Good to see the Japanese culture. You can go inside if you want to, just the usual temple, good to see though.

Thank jjw62au
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Very interesting if your extra good they will allow you to ring the bell to ward off bad spirits highly recommended. Sacred turtles around the temples. Alot to see and do.

Thank Lucky C
Reviewed 9 May 2016

There is a Flea Market at this temple complex on the 21st of each month. Some interesting stuff! Most of what you will find is typical things, but this flea market has the best selection I have seen in Japan...

1  Thank ukairo_dash
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Temple under construction. Nothing to see. Took a cab from Osaka castle to see this. What a waste of cab fare. Even under construction they charge the 300yen per person.

1  Thank Tonni G
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Walked here from the Osaka Marriott, very pleasant walk, about 15 minute. This temple is not very big but beautiful, a good place to visit.

Thank mcacmm
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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.
20 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