Dojima Yakushido Temple 堂島薬師堂

The temple of mirror

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

 

Set of mirrors

The Dojima Yakushido will not return to its original location until 1999, after the disappearance of the theater and then the headquarters of the daily Mainichi Shinbun, which had succeeded it. The temple thus regains its ancestral place, to the delight of Yakushi Buddha... and the relief of the most superstitious!

The new temple is now integrated into the garden of the massive Dojima Avanza office complex. In the center of a green setting, this 100-meter-high tower notably houses one of the largest bookstores in Kansai (from the Junkudo chain).

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The Dōjima Yakushido, a mirror temple

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Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    5 min walk from JR Kitashinja Station or 10 min from JR Osaka Station.
  • Price

    Free
  • Access

    Open all year.

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