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“Nothing much to see”
Review of Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji Temple
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$290.00*
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Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs
Ranked #20 of 1,197 things to do in Osaka
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I felt that it is kind of overrated. Not much of a sight, however if you got a osaka one day tourist pass and got time to spare, it is alright to drop by this temple.

1  Thank Lin En T
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Not really worth the effort involved in getting there. Out of the way and hard to find from the Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka subway station. We entered by what turned out to be a back entrance into a cemetery. There was an entrance fee to the main temple courtyard. We didn't bother.

The pagoda is the main attraction here. Buildings well kept, clean, neat and tidy. Okay to look around. No gardens. Just lots and lots of gravel. Just took a few photos and left. Wouldn't recommend.

Might be best to get off at Tennoji subway station and walk north.

1  Thank LRMcK
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Very impressive temple. We got there for 8.30am - it is fairly quiet then and gives you a chance to appreciate the temple & its surroundings.

Thank hon_n_gem
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

It is a very big temple with so many Gods statues. But try to visit this place before 4PM as after that main temple get closed.

1  Thank Shubham G
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Nothing special but if you are first time in Osaka, you can pay a short visit to this place. Is actually a resting place for the soul with historic value.

Thank yokethian
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