Takidanji Temple

Takidanji Temple, Sakai

Takidanji Temple
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Spot the cute cats!
Jul 2018
I came here for a short visit on a Sunday afternoon around 2pm or so with friends who paid my entry fee at the entrance building - I think it was about 400 yen. We walked through the beautiful mossy green garden with a small stream running through it (it had been raining heavily the past few days), up the pathway to the temple buildings. There were very few visitors apart from us, but when we got to the main building a monk gathered us together to kneel on the tatami floor and listen to a short explanation (in Japanese) about the history/layout of the temple and grounds). There were a couple of signs around the place to mark where you could and couldn't walk and which direction you should take. We were allowed to take photos of the grounds, but not the interiors of the buildings and the buddha statues. We walked through a room filled with incense and funeral/memorial plaques from different provinces/areas of Japan, and another room with very old small statues of different gods (?) where you could leave some coins and probably pray. The gardens had a pond with big carp, and the whole atmosphere was very still and relaxing. We spotted some large fluffy cats lounging around. After walking through the temple, we headed over to the building nearby that was more like a museum, which contained various artifacts - paintings and sacred statues. It was being watched by a small elderly woman, whom I found at one point sitting on the floor cuddling one of the big fluffy cats. Very cute! All in all we probably spent about an hour there. If you love checking out old temples and enjoying a bit of greenery in a quiet spot, I recommend it.

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ミーシャ2013
京都府宇治市44 contributions
Beautiful Japanese garden and cats.
Dec 2018
The garden is beautiful. The priest's mother keeps 5 or 6 cats and they are fat and adorable. The are mixed, Persian and others. Anyway it is worth visiting this temple to see the building, garden, and the national treasures.
Written September 4, 2019
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Elove11
Tokyo, Japan14 contributions
Spot the cute cats!
Jul 2018 • Friends
I came here for a short visit on a Sunday afternoon around 2pm or so with friends who paid my entry fee at the entrance building - I think it was about 400 yen.

We walked through the beautiful mossy green garden with a small stream running through it (it had been raining heavily the past few days), up the pathway to the temple buildings.

There were very few visitors apart from us, but when we got to the main building a monk gathered us together to kneel on the tatami floor and listen to a short explanation (in Japanese) about the history/layout of the temple and grounds). There were a couple of signs around the place to mark where you could and couldn't walk and which direction you should take.

We were allowed to take photos of the grounds, but not the interiors of the buildings and the buddha statues.

We walked through a room filled with incense and funeral/memorial plaques from different provinces/areas of Japan, and another room with very old small statues of different gods (?) where you could leave some coins and probably pray.

The gardens had a pond with big carp, and the whole atmosphere was very still and relaxing. We spotted some large fluffy cats lounging around.

After walking through the temple, we headed over to the building nearby that was more like a museum, which contained various artifacts - paintings and sacred statues. It was being watched by a small elderly woman, whom I found at one point sitting on the floor cuddling one of the big fluffy cats. Very cute!

All in all we probably spent about an hour there. If you love checking out old temples and enjoying a bit of greenery in a quiet spot, I recommend it.
Written August 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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