We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Katsuo-ji Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2914-1 Aomatani, Mino 562-0021, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 72-721-7010
08:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 117 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Good place in the middle of forest

I've been here in 27 September 2016, I walk from Minoo station and enjoy the great nature in here it's take about 3hours if you walk slowly and enjoying your adventure. No much... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Pelangi Jingga D
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 10: English reviews
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

One thing that emphasizes a Buddhist shrine's grandeur is the serenity that a visitor feels upon entering its grounds. Katsuo-ji is accessible from the main town of Mino by a bus that has a 3x a day daytime schedule on weekdays (5x a day on weekends) making it a bit of a hurdle when you plan to visit it. It... More 

Thank Anne Margaux A
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We caught the public bus from Senri Chuo subway stop. It took approx 25min to get to the temple. There is also a large carpark if you drive there. The grounds of the temple are beautiful and are a a great place to view autumn leaves. It is easy to get around the grounds and there are many spots to... More 

Thank Seoultrader
Level Contributor
46 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here in 27 September 2016, I walk from Minoo station and enjoy the great nature in here it's take about 3hours if you walk slowly and enjoying your adventure. No much you can do here, because it's only a temple. Katsuoji is Famaous of Katsu Daruma, Katsu is mean (win) and Daruma is mean (Japanese doll) so it... More 

Thank Pelangi Jingga D
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We visited so many temples on our trip, and Katsuoji was my most favorite one. The landscape, and the scenery around was so beautiful, and most of all, it was very peaceful and calm.

Thank TravelingDragonFly10
Level Contributor
35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I went to Katsuoji-temple when it was cloudy and walked from Minoh-fall. It took about an hour but it was good to walk. If you love hiking you should walk but you can use buses as well. What you can see there is Daruma whichi is red dolls. And Kachi-daruma is famous which you may see in the temple.

Thank anne201569
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

This is a Beautiful temple widely known by the locals. Daruma dolls are found everywhere throughout the temple. It's a great place to have a stroll with family friends or between couples.

Thank BevenLau
Scappoose, Oregon
Level Contributor
52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

What a fantastic way to end our travels in Japan! The Fall colors were rich and bold, even though it was a foggy day. We visited on a weekday, and were pleasantly surprised by the low volume of visitors. We had ample time to explore the grounds as we listened to the monks chant and play drums (via an extensive... More 

Thank Julia H
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We visited at the tail end of summer and although the leaves were still very much green the bold colours this temple offered was impressive. Just as good as any of the photos I've seen of this temple across the four seasons of snow, Autumn reds and Spring greens! We were treated to some history from a local monk and... More 

Thank jiemuzu
Surabaya, Indonesia
Level Contributor
116 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Spent 1,5 hours and really had beautiful time here. You could see blomming cherry (pink colour) and gorg view from their garden. Must take lot of photos especially at the bridge, main gate, and cute hidden waterfall inside. I bought small souvenirs and snacks at their store, beside the main gate. NB: best to visit~ mid April

Thank sansfc_29
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

A very perfect place to sight seeing and taking photo. There are thousands of Daruma Dolls lining up everywhere in the Temple. Make sure to look at the bus schedule once you arrive, because there are only a few bus travel to that place and once the last bus passed, you will have to find your own way back.

Thank kJoe03

Travellers who viewed Katsuo-ji Temple also viewed

Mino, Osaka Prefecture
Mino, Osaka Prefecture
Mino, Osaka Prefecture

Been to Katsuo-ji Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Katsuo-ji Temple and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Katsuo-ji Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?