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Shitennoji, Osaka

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Visit Japan’s oldest Buddhist temple, Shitennoji, and enjoy a relaxing walk through its scenic grounds. Constructed in 593 CE, the temple was destroyed by fire several times, but was always rebuilt to resemble the original 6th-century structure. Pay a visit to the treasure house to admire relics from the temple’s past, or stroll through the gardens, sprinkled with ponds, colorful flowers, lanterns, and cherry trees. To visit Shitennoji on your holiday in Osaka, and find out what else Osaka has to offer, use our Osaka.
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  • A very beautiful and nice temple has a large complex or temples, energized. I visited this on february and spend almost 3 hour walk around and take photo  more »
  • A very beautiful and spacious complex of temples, energized more by the New Year celebrations with all the extra visitors, food stands and souvenir stalls. There are many zones and buildings, need to....  more »
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  • Interesting to have a Buddhist temple which carries a lot of heritage value in the middle of a busy town like Osaka. If comparing to Kyoto, people go to Kyoto expecting to see temples like this, but when it comes to Osaka, people come for the food, shopping and general party life, if you are into that sort of thing. Having an old temple like this in Osaka brings you away from the busy city to explore the ancient for a moment. Highly recommend for those visiting Osaka. Do spend about half a day here.
  • It's an amazing place. You can walk around and sit on bench as well. Even though the temple closes, you can still take amazing pics and see surroundings. Btw, it closes at 4:30 PM. Entrance fee is 300 Yen. Enjoy!
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