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Address: 2-1-8 Tenjinbashi, Kitaku, Osaka 530-0041, Osaka Prefecture
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A must visit in Osaka

Midway into shopping in Japan's longest shopping arcade , one can take a detour into a side street to visit the shrine and have a feel of Shinto. While the place is not that big... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Midway into shopping in Japan's longest shopping arcade , one can take a detour into a side street to visit the shrine and have a feel of Shinto. While the place is not that big , it pays to know that the place is an important venue for one of Osaka's famous festival or matsuri.

Thank DauphinJonas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

There are many Tenmangu in Japan, and here in Osaka there is also one. This shrine is also famous for Tenjin Matsuri festival, which takes place at the end of July every year. Compared with Tenmangu of Kyoto or that of Dazaifu, this shrine is not big. However thanks to its location, the premises are always crowded with the visitors.... More 

Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Beautiful little shrine. Very popular for a New Year's visit although suffered an extensive damage during the earthquake. Be sure to rub the Ox's head for greater intelligence!

Thank KarolaRS
Wahroonga, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited this shrine today and found it really peaceful. It was a 3 minute walk from Temmangu station so very easy to get to. We were approached by a monk who gave each of us a trinket and asked for 5,000 yen. We didn't have that much on us so he dropped his price to 2,000 yen. I felt... More 

Thank Ginny F
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Every July, the Tenjin Matsuri is held here. This is Osaka's most fabulous festival, where you can view gorgeous fireworks.

1 Thank J4ZM1N3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

We went to the shrine as we are walking along tenjinbashisuji shopping arcade, the shrine is pretty ordinary, nothing much to see and will only take 5 minutes. Perhaps the place would be more interesting if there is an event. No harm dropping by if you are in the area, but not worth to make a trip only to pay... More 

1 Thank Honey2Star
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

One of the only temples in Osaka that have been kept up since before WWII. It is located in one of the most nice shopping streets of all Japan. best visiting it in the morning when opens or at night when closing. If you can also take the tour and try the sacred sake it will be worth:)

Thank Oriol G
Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

A beautiful and quite place to enjoy Japanese historical monuments. Located next to the Tenjimbashisuji shopping street it is free of charge. Several buildings and topcoat decorations can be seen in this small area, very nice.

Thank Kalmec
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Although this is one of the important Shinto shrines in Osaka, it is really nothing extraordinary to check out unless you want to pay respect to the dedicated deity. Tenmangu Shrine is a cool side destination if you are exploring the Tenjimbashisuji Market, but it's not worth going out of your way to see.

1 Thank Jay Y
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

The Tenman-gu Shrines are where the spirit of Sugawara Michizane (b. 845 - d. 903), a Heian Period politician/scholar, is enshrined. Their headquarters are in the Dazaifu district of Fukuoka City and the Kitano district of Kyoto. Because of his immense popularity among the Japanese people, there many Tenman-gu shrines all over Japan and the Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine is one... More 

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