Local name四天王寺
LocationTennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan

One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan. The temple was completely rebuilt in 1963, but it still retains its former charm. Built by Prince Shotoku in 593, the creator of this serene masterpiece was one of the pioneers of Buddhism in Japan and is said to have won the battle with the opposing clan (that wanted to keep the old Japanese religion) by praying to the Four Heavenly Kings, the soldiers of Buddha.

The temple feels more traditional and genuine thanks to its location, which is a bit further away from the main attractions, so it is mainly visited by locals. It's not rare to see people strolling through this place in kimonos or praying. The temple has been associated with health and welfare since its first days and provides a way to relax for a few hours while observing traditional Japanese culture.

Tags Place of WorshipBuddhistStrolling AreaPagodaTempleHistoricalJapanese CultureShrine
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Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs from 260 USD


Inner Precinct: 300 JPY
Students: 200 JPY

Gokuraku-jodo Garden: 300 JPY
Students: 200 JPY

Treasure Hall: 500 JPY
Students: 300 JPY

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +81 667710066

Address Osaka, Japan

Coordinates 34°39'17.04" N 135°30'59.432" E

Tours and activities: Shitennoji

Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

from 260 USD

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