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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%
Travellers talk about
“flea market” (19 reviews)
“story pagoda” (12 reviews)
“tennoji station” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0051, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6771-0066
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"flea market"
in 19 reviews
"story pagoda"
in 12 reviews
"tennoji station"
in 16 reviews
"main hall"
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"tennoji area"
in 5 reviews
"turtle pond"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"every month"
in 6 reviews
"no photography"
in 3 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"sakura trees"
in 4 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
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"japanese culture"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"food stalls"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here in the morning and was surprised by all the markets surrounding the Temple. There were pretty much no other foreigners around, which is surprising considering how old the temple is and it's history. You need to pay to get in, but it's a...More

Thank Lachlan T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are temples and shrines everywhere in Japan. After a while you tend to become selective which ones you visit and miss. If you are only in Osaka, then yes visit. If you are going to Kyoto, give it a miss, there are much more...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a weekday so it was rather quiet but it was a nice place to just walk and look around. The pagoda was still accessible but there was construction going on, so I gave it a miss

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The complex officially opened at 8:30am, but the surrounding grounds could be explored before the main section opened. It looked like there were some repairs going on as construction workers were milling about. The main part of the shrine has an entrance fee, but is...More

Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shitennoji is a traditional Japanese temple in Osaka, the temple is pretty big with places you can go in to feel the Japanese culture. Strongly recommend going there.

Thank Harry W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple has many religious ceremonies of significance. It is a pleasant visit with nice goshuin and a flea market the 21st and 22nd of every month.

Thank Julien P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first temple in Japan. There are many beautiful antique buildings. Gojunoto , the five-story pagoda is very interesting.

Thank pimpaka s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our first full day in Japan, bright and early and still Jet lagged our first destination was this temple and we were so lucky. When we arrived it was not officially open yet, however as there was a local market setting up we were...More

Thank Daniel T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional Buddhist temple in the city. Great traditional architectural. It is not so touristy, worth a visit!

Thank Abbydelight
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this temple since I read of the awesome flea market, but this flea market opens just on sundays so we miss it. The temple hace a really nice 5 roof pagoda and you have to pay in order to get inside and...More

Thank Maolixi
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rachaelphilip
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.
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Sachizmom
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
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