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Katsuo-ji Temple

2914-1 Aomatani, Mino 562-0021, Osaka Prefecture
+81 72-721-7010
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Best visiting time or period from March to end of May then from Middle of September to middle of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Takarazuka, Japan
Special temple trip

Worth the trip. Be careful to check timetable of Bus 29. Only 3 times each day and note the time... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2017
Houston, Texas
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2914-1 Aomatani, Mino 562-0021, Osaka Prefecture
+81 72-721-7010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best visiting time or period from March to end of May then from Middle of September to middle of November! But other period too! Before go here i buy some excellent bread sandwiches! 🍞 spend some free time to relax especially during Sakura blossoms!

Thank albertosR7320AZ
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip. Be careful to check timetable of Bus 29. Only 3 times each day and note the time for the last bus which ends at 4:30pm

Thank sammiegoh
Reviewed May 24, 2017

If you are looking for a fascinating attraction without the usual dozens of tour buses and their hundreds of passengers, don’t miss the 1,300-year-old Katsuo-Ji Temple - known as the “temple of the winner’s luck” - in a forested hillside of Mino City, on the...More

1  Thank mike g
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

One thing that emphasizes a Buddhist shrine's grandeur is the serenity that a visitor feels upon entering its grounds. Katsuo-ji is accessible from the main town of Mino by a bus that has a 3x a day daytime schedule on weekdays (5x a day on...More

Thank Anne Margaux A
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We caught the public bus from Senri Chuo subway stop. It took approx 25min to get to the temple. There is also a large carpark if you drive there. The grounds of the temple are beautiful and are a a great place to view autumn...More

Thank Seoultrader
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I've been here in 27 September 2016, I walk from Minoo station and enjoy the great nature in here it's take about 3hours if you walk slowly and enjoying your adventure. No much you can do here, because it's only a temple. Katsuoji is Famaous...More

Thank Pelangi Jingga D
Reviewed May 10, 2016

We visited so many temples on our trip, and Katsuoji was my most favorite one. The landscape, and the scenery around was so beautiful, and most of all, it was very peaceful and calm.

Thank TravelingDragonFly10
Reviewed January 2, 2016

I went to Katsuoji-temple when it was cloudy and walked from Minoh-fall. It took about an hour but it was good to walk. If you love hiking you should walk but you can use buses as well. What you can see there is Daruma whichi...More

Thank anne201569
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a Beautiful temple widely known by the locals. Daruma dolls are found everywhere throughout the temple. It's a great place to have a stroll with family friends or between couples.

Thank BevenLau
Reviewed November 16, 2015

What a fantastic way to end our travels in Japan! The Fall colors were rich and bold, even though it was a foggy day. We visited on a weekday, and were pleasantly surprised by the low volume of visitors. We had ample time to explore...More

Thank Julia H
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Melody W
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Response from Anne Margaux A | Reviewed this property |
We hailed a cab from Minoh station