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Shitenno-ji

7.88 reviews
Sights and Museums, Temple
Ranked #9 in Osaka things to do
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1 Chome-1-11-18 Shitennōji, Tennōji-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 543-0051, Japan
+81 6-6771-0066
http://www.shitennoji.or.jp/
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Shitennō-ji is the first Buddhist and oldest officially administered temple in Japan.

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Los Altos, California, USA

Came here in the morning, very peaceful away from the crowds of Osaka. This is the oldest temple in Japan. We stumbled upon a flea market while visiting. Love to be among the locals.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

As the oldest shrine in Japan, Shitenno-ji has some serious bragging rights. The grounds are rather extensive and are really quite peaceful. The view from the top of the giant pagoda is wonderful and in an afternoon walking around the complex you'll discover koi and turtle ponds and serene corners that will make you forget you're in the middle of Osaka.

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Samarinda, Indonesia

Located in Tennoji Area, Shitenno-ji Temple not only provides praying place for Buddhism, but more than that, it’s one of prominent historic building in Japan. It’s officially stated as the oldest Buddhist temple in entire country. Aside of few reconstructions issue, the temple still worth visiting especially the beautiful garden and themed exhibitions. Shitenno-ji Temple is also notable for its quaint five stories pagoda. In addition, it’s said that on the 21st and 22nd day of each month, the temple commission holds a flea market which provides mostly the temple’s souvenirs.

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Manila, Philippines
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Best for religious & spiritual people. You get to see how local people pray!

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Miami Beach

Spiritual healing place

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Tacoma, Washington

Just one of many temples on my life list.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Sakai, Japan
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