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Bridge at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Sumiyoshi Taisha

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


Dojima Yakushido Temple

In the Kita district of Osaka, discover the astonishing Dojima Yakushido with its super-contemporary design, a temple founded 1,400 years ago!


Les poupées du sanctuaire

Awashima jinja, the doll shrine in Wakayama

The Awashima Jinja Shrine houses a collection of several thousand dolls believed to bring good luck to those who come to deposit them there.

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Isshinji Temple Osaka

Isshinji Temple, 一心寺, in Tennoji, Osaka is remarkable for its modern architecture.


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.

Isshinji Temple


Steel pipes and cement blocks intertwine to mark the entrance to the eight hundred year old temple.

Tenjin Shrine Ohatsu

Ohatsu Tenjin

The Ohatsu Tenjin, also called Tsuyunoten, stands as one of the most popular shrines of Osaka . A place with a symbolic past linked to a dramatic love story.

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

With an architecture free of any continental influence, the buildings of the Sumiyoshi Taisha illustrate the religious of old, a time when Buddhism from China had not yet influenced the Japanese s



Between the sizzling neon lights and frenzy of the Dotonbori district is a street unchanged by time: the Hōzen-ji Yokocho, guardian of the soul of old Osaka .

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Shitennoji Temple Tennoji Osaka

Shitennoji Temple: read a guide to Shitennoji Temple in Tennoji, Osaka, the oldest state temple in Japan founded by Prince Shotoku in 593.

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Katsuouji Temple & Daruma Osaka

Katsuouji (Katsuoji), The Victory Temple, lies in the mountains north of Osaka, in the city of Miho, pilgrims come to pray for personal triumphs: passing exams, finding a job, getting a driver's li