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Shitennoji Temple

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Address: 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0051, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6771-0066
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The oldest temple in Japan, built over 1,400 years ago, this temple is...
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.”
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It's a bit far from the most turistic spots and we can see the locals like old people and 4-5 year old school children with their teachers. There are virtually no explanations in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This one is nice and I do not want to offend anyone but I wouldn't make any special trips to it. I found it to be very similar to most.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It's a bit far from the most turistic spots and we can see the locals like old people and 4-5 year old school children with their teachers. There are virtually no explanations in english, only no photo and no smoking sign, but worth a visit.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I find it okay. Only see the temple. Nothing is so unique except paragon. The history is quite interesting. The overall is pretty. :)

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Toronto, Canada
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Osaka was meant to be a break from the temples and shrines, but I had to go see the Shitennoji Temple, the famed Buddhist temple built in 593 AD and featuring a 5-storey pagoda, sculptures and ponds with turtles. It’s a bit of a walk from Tennoji Station, but worth the walk simply because it’s always fun to experience a... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

it's a peaceful and beautiful temple, but there's really nothing setting it apart from other temples which are also recommended to visit. it's an inexpensive way to do some sight-seeing... it's not a temple with busy street stalls along the way to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We walked around the temple and when we went in we had the chance to listen to a monk singing for a family. Then we walked up the tower and checked the views. It was great. There are also other things to see around the temple.

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Ibaraki-shi, Osaka, Japan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The oldest architecture for Washu in Japan.you can walk around there.many local shops,people are so kind.I definitely recommend there!

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Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

At the time I was in the city, this was the place that had the prettiest cherry blossoms. Among all the tourist areas I visited, this seemed to be the least frequented, perhaps because it's already a bit away from the city center. This is a temple that immediately commanded respect from me. I was hungry but was afraid I'd... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A very nice temple that was recommended by colleagues. It would have been good to have some information available in English to appreciate the culture

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Baguio, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Wandering around the exterior is already quite an experience. Even if we didn't go inside the inner sanctum and climb the pagoda, it was an experience I will never forget! Read full account here: https://jeffer.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/osaka-japan-2014-shi tennoji-temple/ (remove space between i and t

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