A trip to Japan without a visit to a temple would be incomplete. Shitteno-ji Temple is considered as the oldest temple in Japan and was built in the year 593.
To get there, take a train to Tennoji Station and it is about 15 minutes walk from the station. Entrance fee is 300 yen, granted free for Amazing Osaka Pass holders. Some areas do not allow picture taking specially inside the temples which houses a big golden Buddha statue. The scent here is so strong and is unique to me. We climbed one of the pagodas thru a spiral staircase (it’s tiring haha)
One thing that made me really excited about going here is the fact that
it resembles the Shrine of Suzaku from the anime Fushigi Yuugi. There’s this feeling of being transported back to the olden times as I listened to the opening song of the anime.
Check out the pictures! Please excuse my Fushigi Yuugi fandom caption alright? 🙂
Gate to the Temple
The Main Temple which houses the giant golden Buddha statue
Waiting for the Priestess of Suzaku
One of the Pagodas
This place reminds me of Tenchu where you grappling hook to the roof
Drinking Fountain! The water here is so cold and it is unique in taste, it’s like a miracle drink
Shittenoji Temple with Abeno Harukas at the background