Articles for the theme Temples and Shrines in Osaka City Guide


Bridge at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Sumiyoshi Taisha

Sumiyoshi Taisha, in southern Osaka, is claimed to be one of the oldest shrines in Japan.


Around Osaka is the Nakayama-dera Temple of Kannon, the Buddhist figure of compassion and pillar of the Buddhist religion loved by all.

Tenmangû shrine in Osaka

Tenmangû Shrine

Tenmangû Shrine plays an important role for the people of Osaka. Beyond being the gathering place for the Tenjin Matsuri, it captures the attention as a large Tenjin place of worship.

Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji Temple

Once upon a time there was a prince. Seduced by a new religion, Buddhism from China, he defended it body and soul during a war that shook the country.