One of Japan's oldest temples

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#2 in Tennoji

Continuing my posts on which places to visit in Osaka, I'd recommend the Tennoji area southeast of the city.

This district of Osaka is home to:

  • an eponymous park and it Japanese garden named Keitaku-en
  • several Buddhist temples, the main one is called Shitennoji and was built during the sixth century, it is named after the four gods of heaven it worships
  • a zoo and the Municipal Museum of Art

Not that far away from Tennoji, is the typical area of ​​Shinsekai.

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How to get to Shitenno-ji

Tennoji Station on JR train lines (including Loop Line) and subway (Midosuji and Tanimachi lines), then 10 minute walk

Opening hours

From 8:30am to 4:30pm from April to September

From 8:30am to 4pm from October to March

Last entry 30 minutes before closing



To access the interior or garden:

  • Adults: ¥300 (~US$ 2.90)
  • College and high school students: ¥200 (~US$ 1.90)
  • Children: free
In Japanese



Official website (in Japanese)