Shitennoji Temple, Sohonzan, Washu
Osaka City, Osaka
Founded in 593 in order to save the souls of all people and bring peace to the nation. The first Buddhist temple to receive national oversight and financial support from the nation. It is also a sample of Japan's oldest architectural style. Even so, it has seen the ravages of war numerous times, and many buildings have been lost. The current structures are faithful reproductions of the temple's original appearance. The temple also has numerous points of interest, ranging from the archives from the time of its creation that include countless national treasures and Important Cultural Properties, to the Gokuraku Jodo no Niwa "Pure Land Garden." The 21st (Daishi-e) and 22nd (Taishi-e) act as temple festival days. In addition to religious rituals, antique shops and other vendor stalls also draw large crowds on these days.
- 5 min. walk from Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Sta. on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
- 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
- Apr.-Sep. 8:30-16:30 *21st of each month 8:00-17:00
Oct. to Mar. 8:30-16:00 *21st of each month 8:00-16:30
Rokujido 8:30-18:00 *21st of each month from 8:00
- No designated days closed (some temporary closures of gardens)
- Central building / Adults: 300 yen, High school and university students: 200 yen
Treasure hall / Adults 500 yen, High school and university students: 300 yen
Honbo garden / Adults: 300 yen, Elementary school up to university students: 200 yen
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