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Namba Yasaka Shrine

269 Reviews

Namba Yasaka Shrine

269 Reviews
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2-9-19 Motomachi Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0016 Osaka Prefecture
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fatcatnaomi wrote a review Jul 2020
Fujiidera, Japan25 contributions7 helpful votes
Busy with inbound tourists. The shrine built with a huge head of Shi-Shi (guardian lion-dog) sculpture. Not much of history. Just another Instagram opportunity for tourists.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dzulhilmi Zulkifli wrote a review Mar 2020
Putrajaya, Malaysia113 contributions36 helpful votes
This beautiful shrine just located near the Namba. Easy access to public transport. It was worthl to visit since this area is completely contrasting from every other shrine.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Victoria wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom119 contributions28 helpful votes
Crazy shrine in Osaka. It was worth the visit as it's completely contrasting from every other shrine we visited!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo wrote a review Feb 2020
Denton, Texas1,534 contributions344 helpful votes
Namba Yasaka is famous for the lion-shaped guardian, which stands out as a unique piece of architecture. The lion’s head stage was built in 1975 and looks like something you might find in a Disney park. It’s about 40 feet tall and 25 feet deep. The Japanese believed that the wide-opened mouth of the lion swallows up evil spirits of worshippers and calls for victory and success. Many people visit the shrine during exam time or the start and end of the financial year to hope for a better year. We visited this on a self-guided walking tour of attractions in Osaka. This is quite easy to do with a little planning and Google Maps. We walked to it after visiting Tetsugenji Temple.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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JB Zarcal wrote a review Feb 2020
Quezon City, Philippines51 contributions34 helpful votes
Walk quite a bit, but it's definitely worth it. Totally not like the other shrines you've visited, well the facade is definitely different. It's not like every shrine has a laughing lion (with teeth). Seriously thought it was a demon or something. It's different and you can actually enjoy it since it's not as crowded as the other shrines.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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