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Katsuo-ji Temple

2914-1 Aomatani, Mino 562-0021, Osaka Prefecture
+81 72-721-7010
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Get away from the Crowds

This is a great temple in northern Osaka. Set in the mountains you can combine a trip here with a... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Srampling
Beautiful grounds with Daruma everywhere!

One of my friends told me about this temple, and I made sure to add it to my Osaka itinerary. I am... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
tabigasuki08
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Iwakuni, Japan
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2914-1 Aomatani, Mino 562-0021, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 72-721-7010
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a great temple in northern Osaka. Set in the mountains you can combine a trip here with a hike to the Minoh waterfall. I took a friend here during the past weekend as I didn't want to fight the crowds of Kyoto or...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

One of my friends told me about this temple, and I made sure to add it to my Osaka itinerary. I am so happy that I did!!! The grounds are really beautifu! I think it is gorgeous in the fall, based on the many maple...More

1  Thank tabigasuki08
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This one was of the temples that i missed in Osaka. I really wanted to go here but it seems that transportation wise, it is rather expensive. I got to senri-chuo to get catch the bus going to katsuo-ji temple to find out that the...More

1  Thank RDJourney
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This Temple is a wonderful place and not overrun like many other sites in Kyoto and Nara. Access is quite easy either public transportation or car and it is large enough to disperse any crowds from a few bus tours that came. It is a...More

1  Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Best visiting time or period from March to end of May then from Middle of September to middle of November! But other period too! Before go here i buy some excellent bread sandwiches! 🍞 spend some free time to relax especially during Sakura blossoms!

1  Thank albertosR7320AZ
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip. Be careful to check timetable of Bus 29. Only 3 times each day and note the time for the last bus which ends at 4:30pm

1  Thank sammiegoh
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are looking for a fascinating attraction without the usual dozens of tour buses and their hundreds of passengers, don’t miss the 1,300-year-old Katsuo-Ji Temple - known as the “temple of the winner’s luck” - in a forested hillside of Mino City, on the...More

3  Thank mike g
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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...More

1  Thank Anne Margaux A
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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...More

1  Thank Seoultrader
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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...More

3  Thank Pelangi Jingga D
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borneon4
5 June 2018|
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Response from tabigasuki08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are food and drinks served in the back of the gift shop. I think the food menu is kind of small, but I did see some people eating yakisoba when I was there. There were also some vending machines over by the... More
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jessieng628
24 August 2017|
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Response from Juliana L |
I am going this dec to jan2018. Do not know myself. Sorry.
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