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  • Address: 1-11-18 Shitennoji,Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0051, Japan
  • Hours: Open daily. Apr - Sept: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Oct - Mar: 8:30am - 4pm
  • Admission: Main Temple - Adults: ¥ 300, Children (15yrs and under): Free. Treasure House: ¥ 200

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Shitenno-ji Temple Tours

One of Japan’s oldest Buddhist temples, Shitenno-ji Temple was built by Prince Shotoku around 593 AD, a cultural hero of Japan who helped to bring the adoption of Buddhism to the country.

Raked-gravel grounds surround the temple, and it is entered through a huge stone tori gate dating back to 1294, the oldest in the country.

A focus for Buddhists in Osaka and around the country, the temple has been reconstructed over the centuries but retains its original 6th century design. The complex includes a many-floored tower, pagoda, lecture hall and gate. Most of the current structures are from the last rebuilding in 1963.

Many Buddhist festivals and activities are held at the temple during the year.

Practical Info

The temple is in the south of the city near Tenno-ji Park. The closest station is Shitennoji-mae.

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