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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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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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One of the best attraction around osaka city!! Easy access and a must visit place for first comer!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went here on a Sunday and there seemed to be a festival as there were many worshipers around partaking in their traditions. Because there was a festival on entrance to the main temple area was free, other days you do have to pay to get in there but it isn't much. It is well worth the look and if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Traditional festival in Japan I also house my name card in this temple Many people omelette in this period

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Shintennoji Temple is a nice and quiet temple in Osaka. It is a historic place but the building does not look old at all. You need to pay entrance fee in order to get into the temple area. Outside the temple area, it is a nice garden. There is a subway station called Shitennoji Temple. However, if you want to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of the best attraction around osaka city!! Easy access and a must visit place for first comer!!!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I feel like i was robbed at the day light. My advice from station is quite far from near station. Im suggesting using map and pocket wifi. Not really fantastic. In the paid area there are main hall and tower. Cannot take a photo and inside of them is nothing. Unless you come to pray in Buddha religion. Dont bother... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It is a large temple with many historic and beautiful buildings and shrines. There is an incredible amount of history and reverence. The architecture is also quite beautiful. Would definitely recommend a visit if you're in Osaka.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Far from the madding crowd, and the opposite of the crazy, trendy frenzy of Osaka's shopping districts, Shitennoji Temple is a space of peace and tranquillity in the middle of the city. What I loved was its distinctly local feel, with fewer tourists in sight. I ended up wandering in this area the whole afternoon and stumbled across an amazing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A 10-minute walk from the station. We went during the Tanabata celebrations. The whole area was very lively. There were many stalls for food and games. At the end they had a fire ritual to burn the paper wishes that visitors wrote and tied to the bamboo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always a nice pleasure to come here. Sometimes there are also interesting entertainment going on as well. Not much people, but usually crowded during weekends and market days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

To that end, we felt a little out of place here ... we stumbled across it looking for the zoo. The statues at the front gates were particularly intimidating. We ook a short walk around, paid respects and left.

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