Osaka 2015 (6/12) : Shitenno-ji temple (四天王寺)

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A temple erected by Prince Shotoku

After eating tonkatsu, we went to Shitenno-ji temple close to Tennoji station.

Gate, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

とんかつを食べた後は天王寺駅近くの四天王寺へ。

Torii, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

「天王寺」という地名はもちろんこの四天王寺から取られています。

It is said to be one of the seven temples that were erected by Prince Shotoku.

The seven temples are…
Horyu-ji temple (法隆寺, Nara)
Koryu-ji temple (広隆寺, Kyoto)
Hokki-ji temple (法起寺, Nara)
Shitenno-ji temple (四天王寺, Osaka)
Chugu-ji temple (中宮寺, Nara)
Tachibana-dera temple (橘寺, Nara) * Prince Shotoku’s birthplace
Katsuragi-ji temple (葛木寺, Nara) * Now not exists

This temple is dedicated to Kuse Kannon Bosatsu (救世観音菩薩).
Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan) says it was build in 593.

As same as Asuka temple (Asuka-ji temple), it is said to be one of the oldest temple in Japan.

But it suffered from fire again and again and as you see, every architectures were rebuilt and still new.

Whole view, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

ココは聖徳太子が立てた7つの寺のうちのひとつといわれています・・・。

Guidestones(引導石)
Indouseki, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

Cyozuya (手水舎)

Chozuya, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

手水舎。

Nio-mon gate (仁王門)

Nio-mon gate, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

仁王門(`・ω・´)

“Yoshitsune Yoroi-kake matsu” (義経よろい掛け松)

Yoshitsune Yoroikakematsu, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

ここで源義経がよろいをかけて休んだと言われている「義経よろい掛け松」

It is said that Yoshitsune Minamoto stand his armor(=yoroi) against this pine tree and took a rest.

Well (井戸)

Well, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

井戸(`・ω・´)

Extra charge (400 yen) is needed to enter this area including five-storied pagoda.

Five-storied pagoda(五重塔)

Five-storied pagoda, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

五重の塔

Whole view as sepia, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

入場料のかかるエリアにも入ってみました(^o^)

But it is well worth entering there.

By the way, it is said that the place-name of “Tennoji” is from this Shitenno-ji temple.

I got Goshuin here, too.
“大悲殿 (Daihiden)”

Gosyuin, Shitenno-ji temple, Tennoji (Trip to Osaka 201504)

御朱印もいただきましたよ~(*´д`*)

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Shitenno-ji temple (四天王寺)

Address / 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Station / Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka station (Osaka subway), Tennoji station (JR, Osaka subway)
Close / No scheduled
Website / http://www.shitennoji.or.jp/(in Japanese Only)

大阪府大阪市天王寺区四天王寺1-11-18

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  1. Ryoko says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I’m glad you to enjoy my post about Osaka 🙂

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