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Top 6 Important Religious Institutions in Osaka - 2023

Updated Jun 2023
  • No.1

    Sumiyoshi Taisha

    125 Reviews
    9.1km from downtown
    "Sumiyoshi Shrine is a shrine in Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi District, Osaka City, Japan. There are not many people. It is famous for many visitors in the early New Year in Japan. Sumiyoshi Shrine and Sumiyoshi Shrine in Hakata are also known as the three major Sumiyoshi Shrines in Japan."
    Highlights: Sumiyoshi Taisha is a famous millennium shrine in Osaka, the headquarter of Sumiyoshi shrines in the whole country, and one of the three major Sumiyoshi in Japan. It has a history of more than 1,800 years. The gods enshrined in the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine have the functions of protecting the prosperity and strength of the country, protecting the safety of navigation, and attracting many believers to worship and seek peace. The stone stage in the shrine, the south gate, the East Rakusho, the West Rakusho, the Ocean Shrine and other buildings have been designated as important cultural properties. It was built on the old temple building, and the layout continues the ancient "Sumiyoshi-made", which is now listed as a national treasure. About 600 huge stone lanterns are displayed in Sumiyoshi Shrine, which are offered by industries such as transportation ships, which are regarded as more devout prayers. There is also a bridge in the shrine, in the shape of a big drum. The orange-red bridge body is matched with the surrounding green old trees. It is very simple. It spans the pond in the courtyard. Every night, the lights on the bridge are very special. It is a must when you come to the shrine. The place. Sumiyoshi Taisha recently cooperated with Hello Kitty to launch the HELLOKITTY Sumiyoshi event, especially the huge six-foot-high HELLOKITTY Ema will be displayed in the territory. Kitty fans must not miss it. In addition, the Nankai Electric Railway passing by the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine will also be replaced with HELOKITTY (running until February 15 next year). During the period, as long as you collect stamps at designated places near the shrines such as Namba, Sumiyoshi, and Sakai stations on the Nankai Line, you can also Get gifts like a HELLOKITTY limited edition desk calendar or bath towels.
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  • No.2

    Shitennoji Temple

    422 Reviews
    4.6km from downtown
    "According to the Japanese Book Chronicle, before the war, the St. Dev Prince who practiced Buddhism and the anti-Buddhist Ministry of Things, the St. Dev Prince who was in a bad situation made a wish to the four-day king of the Fa god, and after defeating the Ministry of Things, a monastery will be established for the four-day king. In 593 AD, the victorious Prince Satoshi established the Shitennoji in Osaka, a representative temple building in the era of Japanese birds. The middle gate, tower, golden hall and lecture hall of the four-tennoji temple are arranged in a straight line from north to south, this galan layout is modeled on the architectural style of China at the time, and the Nara World Heritage Falong Temple is listed as a representative of the Bird-era monastery buildings built from the end of the 6th century to the first half of the 7th century. At the beginning, the monastery was also committed to good and good, and it was divided into Xerox Hospitals for the elderly and young children, giving medicine to poor patients, and pioneering the cause of social welfare in Japan."
    Highlights: Osaka's Shitennoji Temple is said to have been constructed under the auspices of Prince Shotoku. With red pillars and white walls, the buildings are unified in style and feature religious characteristics from the Chinese Northern and Southern Dynasties. This does not, however, diminish the elegant style of the Asuka period. The distinctive stone birds outside the temple are very rarely found in Japan. The turtle pond in the middle of the temple features a stone stage in its center, which was used as a sacred place for offering sacrifices and dancing in ancient times.
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  • No.3

    Osaka Tenmangu

    127 Reviews
    993m from downtown
    5K JAPAN
    "Osaka Tenmangu Shrine enshrines Fujiwara no Michizane, the god of learning and everyone knows well, and is very famous as a shrine that many examinees visit to pray for passing in the examination season. Write the school name and qualification name you want on the votive tablet and pray. Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street, which is famous as the longest shopping street in Japan, is connected to the approach. In addition, there is a permanent yose "Shigeshotei" sponsored by the Kamigata Rakugo Association, and rakugo is performed every day. It is close to the station and only a few minutes from Minamimoricho Station of Osaka Metro and JR Osaka Tenmangu Station."
    Highlights: Osaka Temmangu Shrine is one of the most well-known shrines in all of Japan. It enshrines Sugawara no Michizane, an old Japanese scholar now revered as the god of learning. Many Japanese students come to the shrine and pray for their academic performance and exams to go well. Every year in July, Tenjin Matsuri Festival, a traditional festival of Osaka and one of the three traditional festivals in Japan, is held here. It is known for its lively boat parades and spectacular fireworks show.
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  • No.4

    Isshinji Temple

    63 Reviews
    4.6km from downtown
    "From the four-day-old temple, there were many people coming out. I thought it was an art museum and went in. After I went in, I found out that it was a temple. Someone was practicing things, and the feeling of fireworks lingering. The difference between the shrines and temples in Japan is obvious. There are bird houses, temples are not, and shrines worship various gods, and temples worship Buddhas."
    Highlights: Yishin Temple is located in the corner of Sunset Hill. It originated from the Pure Land sect temple founded by Master Faran on the west side of the west gate of Sitianwang Temple in the first year of Wenzhi (1185). According to legend, the Emperor Baihe also prayed to the sun in the west, and practiced the "Sunshine Vision" to pray for a blissful life. The current land in the courtyard is led by Mrs. Hideyoshi's High Taiyuan. It is famous because Tokugawa Ieyasu set up his base camp here during the Battle of Osaka in Winter and Summer. In addition, Isshin-ji Temple is also known as the "Temple of Bone Buddha", and there are Buddha statues made of human bones in the mourning hall. At the end of the Edo period, people began to lay their ashes in temples regardless of their sect. Since the "Bone Buddha" was made from the ashes of 50,000 people in Meiji 20 (1887), a rule of making one statue every 10 years was established. Bone Buddha. In the mourning hall are 6 statues made after the war. The current abbot is also an architect, and the mountain gate and Sunshine Hall designed by him are unique.
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  • No.5


    206 Reviews
    2.9km from downtown
    5K JAPAN
    "24 You can visit Fudo Myoo, which is also beneficial to the prosperity of business, and there are always many worshipers. It may be a unique sight in Minami."
    Highlights: Hozen-ji Temple is a small temple hidden in the Dotonbori area. It is a rare and clean place in the noisy metropolis of Osaka City. Immovable Lord" is a major feature of the temple. People who come to pray need to scoop water and sprinkle it on the Buddha statue. After a long period of time, the whole body is covered with moss. The main purpose here is to pray for success in love and prosperity in business, which is said to be very effective. In addition, there are many traditional restaurants and izakayas along the Hozenji area, and the alley still retains the nostalgic atmosphere of Kyoto's Pontocho.
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  • No.6


    27 Reviews
    3.3km from downtown
    "This Ruilong Temple is incendiary in the local area, and is one of the important tourist attractions in Osaka, Japan. Basically, if it is with a tour group, this station will definitely be in the itinerary, and his family's popularity is relatively strong."
    Highlights: Zuiryuji Temple is located in Naniwa District, Osaka City. It is the Bodhi Temple of Maeda Toshicho, the second lord of the Kaga Domain who built Takaoka Castle. For about 20 years, there were trenches built around, similar to a castle, and its garan layout gave a more solemn atmosphere.
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What are some Important Religious Institutions in Osaka?
Some Important Religious Institutions in Osaka include:Sumiyoshi Taisha|Shitennoji Temple|Osaka Tenmangu|Isshinji Temple|Hozenji
What are some highly-rated Important Religious Institutions in Osaka?
Some highly-rated Important Religious Institutions in Osaka include:Sumiyoshi Taisha:4.4|Shitennoji Temple:4.5|Osaka Tenmangu:4.4|Isshinji Temple:4.5|Hozenji:4.5
At what locations in Osaka can Important Religious Institutions in Osaka be found?
The Important Religious Institutions in Osaka are mainly located in:Sumiyoshi Taisha:Osaka|Shitennoji Temple:Osaka|Osaka Tenmangu:Osaka|Isshinji Temple:Osaka|Hozenji:Osaka