Shitennoji Temple - Osaka, Japan

Shitennoji Temple is Buddhism temple and the oldest administered temple in Japan. Tennoji Station is large station which is served by many train lines and surrounded by the department stores. JR Tennoji Station is one major station which can connect to Kansai Airport and close regions. Shitennoji Temple is not far from train station. You can see the outstanding five story pagoda. There are flea market during 21st-22nd of each month.


Walk from subway station is closer than JR station.

- Shitennoji-mae-Yuhigaoka Station (Tanimachi Subway Line), exit no.4. 

- JR Tennoji Station, North Exit. Walk 10 minutes.

Opening Hours

April-September: 08:30-16:30
                          (08:30- 17:00 on 21st & 22nd in every month, last admission 30 min. before closing time)
October-March:   08:30-16:00

                          (08:30-16:30 on 21st & 22nd in every month, last admission 30 mins. before closing time)

Admission Fee

Main Temple Building: 300 yen (Adult)
Treasure House: 500 yen (Adult)
Garden: 300 yen (Adult)

Shitennoji Temple has many entrances which are East gate, West gate, South gate.
The first photo is East gate and the second one is West gate. There are some food stores and sorvenir shops near the West Gate. 

From the left to right: Statue of Shinran Shonin, Kita Shoudo (North Bell Tower), Rokujidou Hall. 

Rest area is near the bell tower and pond. I took a break here, bought some ice cream.
Toilet is available near rest area.

Saidaimon Gate: Near this gate, there is place to wash your hands before entering to temple.

Not far from the main temple, there is large pond and many turtles at the pond.
The architecture of the building is beautiful. Although this temple is located near shopping district at Tennoji area, when enter to this temple can feel the peace and calm.
If you would like to visit one temple in Osaka, I would recommend here. The atmosphere is good and not crowded.  

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