Shitenno-ji Temple is the first Buddhist and the oldest large-scale temple in Japan, built in 593 by Prince Shotoku. The middle gate, the five-storied pagoda, the main hall and the lecture hall are aligned from south to north, and corridors are positioned around these structures. This represents one of the oldest architectural styles in Japan. The origins of its design can be found in China and the Korean Peninsula. The buildings are regarded as valuable models which convey the continental temple style of the sixth and seventh centuries. Stalls fill the temple grounds during the Daishi-e and Taishi-e events held on the 21st and 22nd of every month.
[Admission Fee] Adults: Chushin Garan 300 yen; Homutsukan 500 yen; Honbo Garden 300 yen
[Access] Approx. 5 min. walk from Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station on the Osaka Metro
- Postal Code
- 11-18,Shitennoji 1-chome,Tennoji-ku,Osaka-city,Osaka
Open year-round (the Homutsukan is closed in certain seasons, and the garden is closed on certain days)
*Please confirm in advance.