See the the oldest temple in Japan, Shitennoji, in the modern town of Osaka
The oldest buddhist temple in Japan
The name of the area Tennoji derives from Shitennoji temple, and it has been playing an important role for the local community.
A five-storied pagoda rest within the area and its beautiful design draw the attention of the tourists.
The gate protected by Nio guardians
The main gate of the temple is located on the south side of the main building with the two statues of Nio guardians.
The pagoda can be seen from between the two statues making this location a perfect place to take pictures.
The red, octagonal-shaped building is called "Geishourou" and has an exotic design.
Also, there is another building called "Oushourou" where people ring its bell to pray for their ancestors.
Seeking for silence and relaxation
The land area of Shitennoji temple is massive, being three-times larger than that of Koshien Stadium.
Regardless of the fact that this temple is located in the urban area of Osaka, within the area spreads a silent and calm atmosphere like an oasis.
The beautiful illumination
With the opening of Abeno Harukas, the temple continues to observe the evolving city of Osaka.
The temple's illumination is beautiful and many visits there in the nighttime.
|Name of the facility||Grand Head Temple Shitennoji Temple|
|Address||〒543-0051 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi|
|Nearest station||5 minutes walk from Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station (Tanimachi Subway Line)/ 10 minutes walk from Tennoji Station (JR Line, Osaka Subway Line)|
|Business hours||April-September/8:30-16:30, October-March/8:30-16:00|
|Regular holiday||Open every day (The garden may close irregularly)|
|Admission fee||Main temple: Adult 300 yen, High school & university student 200 yen Treasure museum: Adult 500 yen, High school & university student 300 yen Temple garden: Adult 300 yen, Elementary school，Middle school，High school & university student 200 yen|