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Buddha statues made from human ashes as a means of being able to worship the deceased openly
2-8-69 Tennohji-Ku, Tennoji, Osaka 543-0062, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6771-0444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great. Sort of across the street from the main temple is a modern building called the Sanzenbutsudo which is where I stumbled into first. Inside was an odd shaped room for services that was decorated with alot of golden Buddhas. They were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

I've visited many Buddhist temples in Japan and many other countries. This one is unique because of it's international influence (India) and modern entrance. DO NOT MISS the temple itself which is outside of the main gate, down the street next to the park. Inside...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

This is an interesting place with lots of history. The statues of Buddhas were made from human ashes of the Ancestors from the past. There were also golden statues of Buddhas.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 588phis
Reviewed May 27, 2019

The main gate of steel and reinforced concrete with two bronze statues of guards (Kongorikishi) meet you. It looks like an ordinary Buddhist temple. It's actually a creepy place, if you know the whole story. The new gate of 1997 may be misleading as to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank VadimM67
Reviewed April 14, 2019

I've never seen anything like this- it is an oval building. Inside are seats with a painting of Buddha on the ceiling. On the outside are golden statues of Buddha. It was free to go in and worth a look as it is close to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank B T
Reviewed December 15, 2018

This Buddhist temple is located just north of the Tennoji Zoo and close to Shitennoji Temple. What immediately stands out are the modern artistic bronze statues over the entrance to the temple set on a modern lattice work of metal. The thing about this temple...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Stunning gold buddhas and thoughtful, peaceful areas this is an amazing place and with a visit for sure if in Osaka!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glennharrold
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The Isshinji Temple is situated near the Osaka Zoo in the Tenoji Area. It is free to get in to and is a great example of a Buddhist temple. There are numerous surrounding buildings and cemetary. Notable is the golden tower that sits atop the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed April 1, 2018

there is a temple here with monks inside who can pray for you, cant wear shoes inside the temple, lots of tourists here, there are cherry blossom trees here in march

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sid888333
Reviewed November 2, 2017

I came across this interesting temple was walking around the Tennoji park. It was crowded with locals during this weekday. Very nice, peaceful temple grounds with an adjacent cemetery.

Date of experience: November 2017
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