There's nothing special about this temple unless you like Pagoda. You can skip this place if you have not enough time.
we are using the osaka unlimited pass to get into this temple & the Honbo garden. it just took us less than 10 mins to discover the pagoda. outside the temple there are some shrine, a pond with many turtles and the surrounding was peaceful and quite. Nothing much to see in the garden, just a few buildings and some... More
I've never seen so many turtles in my life. Also the pagoda is like 5 stories of stairs for very little pay off. It's cramped, hot, not much to see and if you're of average westerner height you will probably bang your head a few times. It looks nice from the outside though, and for 300¥ a person it might... More
As well as the temple its self there are a group of other shrines to see in the same park. A Japanese garden a cemetry and a couple of ponds full of turtles (if you have kids take something to feed to the turtles). Most of the park is free, but you need to pay to go into the enclosure... More
Visit Shitennoji Temple on the 21st/22nd of the month and there are locals setting up stalls that sells almost everything and anything. My fave is this stall selling soba/udon near the bridge. Wonderful way to enjoy a cold soba/udon while enjoying the views around.
Antick lover should visit 21 every month you can join ! Some times find nice items !
I went cuz it was in the guidebook and we has the Osaka pass and has nowhere to go. It was a temple. I think that's what I can say about it. It has the serene quietness. The place was in a neighbourhood-ish. We almost walked past it. It takes about 10 min or so to walk from here to... More
Not really worth the effort involved in getting there. Out of the way and hard to find from the Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka subway station. We entered by what turned out to be a back entrance into a cemetery. There was an entrance fee to the main temple courtyard. We didn't bother. The pagoda is the main attraction here. Buildings well kept,... More
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