One of Japan's oldest temples

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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Shitenno-ji photo gallery

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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

Location reachable with the JRP : order your Japan Rail Pass (from ~US$ 281)



To access the interior or garden:

  • Adults: ¥300 (~US$ 2.80)
  • College and high school students: ¥200 (~US$ 1.90)
  • Children: free

Get your Japanese Yens free of charge

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

In Japanese


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