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Shitenno-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Shitenno-ji Temple


Shitenno-ji Temple was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku Taishi. The first non-sectarian Buddhist temple has the distinction of being one of the oldest Busshist temples in Japan, but one of the present buildings are originals.
Most are concrete reproductions and little of real historical significance, a notable exception being the big stone Torii gate, quite an unusual feature for a Buddhist temple. The Torii gate, designated as an important cultural property, was constructed in 1294 to replace with the original wooden gate, making it the oldest of its kind in Japan. The temple's Kondo hall, Kodo hall and five-story pagoda were rebuilt after the World War II.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 16:30 (April - September)
  • 8:30 - 16:00 (October - March)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • 200 yen (Student)
  • Admission Free (Child)
  • Treasure House: 500 yen (General, Adult); 300 yen (Student); Free (Child)
  • Japanese Garden: 300 yen (General, Adult); 200 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Tanimachi Line (T26)
  • 15 minutes walk from JR Tennoji Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-11-18, Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 543-0051


Kansai Odyssey @KansaiOdyssey - 2018-11-19
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purplehayz @purplehayz - 2018-07-24
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Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-07-09
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Team Albert @AlbertMylesAM - 2018-07-09
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Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-07-08
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Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-07-08
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TheHarmless Dragon @theharmlessdrag - 2018-06-10
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Sydney Solís @RisingSolis - 2018-04-22
Heading to the Shitennō-ji Buddhist Temple Sale in #Osaka this morning! #Economy means household thrift! Buying as… https://t.co/BhJDdsJEib
Sydney Solís @InvincibleSolis - 2018-01-02
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Sydney Solís @InvincibleSolis - 2017-11-16
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Periscope TV @PeriscopeTV - 2017-08-08
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Nana Lerisca @NanaLerisca - 2017-04-05
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Felix-René Klee! ☆ @seIbstIos - 2017-02-07
@txntei 'Mmhm~ the Shitenno-ji temple... Oh! And the Umeda Sky Building! It looks *really* cool!'
Cikintan indri @chikieintan - 2017-01-15
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Novyandi Nurahmad @novyandi - 2017-01-07
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Joyce Yoingco Garcia @joyoingco - 2016-12-13
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Tyrone del Rio, RN @TyroneDelRio - 2016-12-07
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Kate @Katelovescolour - 2016-11-22
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Meng @meng0612 - 2016-11-18
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Meng @meng0612 - 2016-11-18
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Sara Adela @esparragow - 2016-11-15
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Gary Luscombe @GaryLuscombe1 - 2016-10-27
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tonnam @tonnam16 - 2016-10-26
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Kate @Katelovescolour - 2016-10-12
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Elle G. ♡ @starfishelle - 2016-10-04
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TadaimaJp.com @tadaima_jp - 2016-10-03
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Michael Moody @MichaelDMoody - 2016-10-01
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Stephen Hannigan @shann1972 - 2016-09-18
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Joshua Ng @joshuatng - 2016-09-08
Second day. Shitenno-ji temple in Osaka.
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