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Shitennoji Temple
四天王寺

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Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone: +81-6-67710066

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The Shitennoji Temple in Osaka is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan. The main buildings are the five-story pagoda, the Golden Do hall, the lecture hall, the rokujido, the Prince Do hall and the main hall. The temple architecture here is not only the architectural style of the Sui and Tang Dynasties in China, but also the wooden structure is one of its characteristics. Four Tenno Temple is regarded by Buddhists as the Dagu Buddhist altar, the temple has the south nowhere Tibetan bodhisattva and other statues, and also has a release pool. It can be said that Buddhist friends such as to play in Dagu, not to miss here.

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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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