Shitennoji Temple

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Name in Japanese: 四天王寺
Area: Osaka
Address: 1 Chome-11-18 Shitennōji, Tennōji-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu [map]
Phone: 06-6771-0066 06-6771-0066
Access: 0.6 km from Shitennōji-mae Yūhigaoka Station Tanimachi Line (T26)
0.7 km from Tennōji Station Osaka Loop Line (O1)Hanwa Line (R20)Yamatoji Line (Q20)Midōsuji Line (M23)Tanimachi Line (T27)
0.9 km from Teradachō Station Osaka Loop Line (O2)
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Closes at 4pm from October -March)

Originally constructed in 592 (and reconstructed many times since), Shitennoji is considered to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan.

The grounds of the temple are divided into various sectors, some free and others with entry fees as follows.

Inner Precinct: 300yen
Gokuraku-Jodo Garden: 300yen
Treasure House: 500yen

If doing some Osaka sightseeing, the temple can be easily combined with a trip to the nearby Tennoji Park.

The temple can be reached on foot in 10 minutes from Tennoji Station.