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Namba Yasaka Shrine

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Interesting shrine

Dropped by here before they were open, but the architecture "Lion" was quite awesome, and worth a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Instagrammable shrine

It’s actually a small temple. Easy to reach location from the subway. Personally if you’d like a... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped by here before they were open, but the architecture "Lion" was quite awesome, and worth a trip if you are nearby

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jevanSG
Reviewed 4 January 2019

This is a very small temple but one of my favourites. We walked past here for nearly a week and only went in right near the end of our trip, wish we went there earlier. Highly recommend visiting here even if its only for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Livetotravel747
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

It’s actually a small temple. Easy to reach location from the subway. Personally if you’d like a good picture, I’ll recommend this place as it is quite unique as opposed to the other temples and shrines in Japan. Otherwise you might as well skip it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank calvin5185
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Nice temple but would not make a detour for it. We visited the temple shortly before closing time and I found the 10 minutes time we had more than sufficient.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank oscarpetispas
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this place ! The “lion” faced god of Namba its really cool. The place its small itself, but If you are close its a nice Photo place to add to your Osaka trip

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank everardoR83
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The lion's head is said to devour malevolent spirits, so I went there to have a look-see and maybe pray for some good luck. Unfortunately, not much was going on because it looked like they were packing for something. Still, I prayed, had pictures and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Manuel Alejandr... E
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Not many people visit this shrine. However, I found that this shrine is very nice, and my whole family like this place. The shrine is not very big, but due to lesser crowd here, we get to enjoy the surrounding.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LovingHubby
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is a demonic shrine which is less common. Different types of oni and demons are inside and it's definitely worth popping into for a peak.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank native-travels
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The magnificence of the shrine can only be appreciated when one is there physically. There are no other temples in Osaka which has such a unique structure! Worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dyleen26
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely a great Shrine to visit because it's different to all the others. Not busy at all and only a short walk from trains. My kids loved it as it was different to anything else they've seen.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank zorkaiva
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