Best Selection of Osaka Sightseeing Spots (3) Shitennoji-Temple

by Kenji

I'd like to recommed you the following sightseeing spot in Osaka if you are planning to go round in the city.

[ Shitenno-ji Temple ]

This is the first state-established Buddhist temple in Japan featuring the Japan's oldest architectural style built by Prince Shotoku-taishi, a famous regent and statesman flourishing from 6th to 7th century.   The temple was dedicated to the Four Guardian Kings protecting Buddhism.

When I stood in the precincts  I felt solemn atmosphere and strong and earnest devotion of many people to him for long time.

Best Selection of Osaka Sightseeing Spots (3) Shitennoji-Temple

He established the famous Seventeen-Article Constitution,known as the first written law of Japan whose principle of harmony through fair discussion is still very applicable today.

He is respected by many Japanese so that Japan's former ten thosand yen note used his portrait on it.

This temple is also protected by the scary Two Guardian Kings named "Nio" at its enterance gate

Best Selection of Osaka Sightseeing Spots (3) Shitennoji-Temple

Many facilities in the central precinct and the garden of paradise are well worth appreciation.

The following picture shows the Garden of Paradise representing the world of Buddhist paradise that the old people imagined.

Best Selection of Osaka Sightseeing Spots (3) Shitennoji-Temple

If you are interested in visiting this spot  please join my private guide tour as follows

Reasonable private tour using one-day-pass

* Other references

The homepage of this facility

Reasonable one-day-pass for transportation and facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 


08 Sep 2015


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Contact Kenji

Hi I'm Kenji
I have a government license of tour guide interpreter in English.
I was born and raised in Kyoto, an old capital of Japan over one thousand years
So I'm very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions of the city
Kyoto is a fascinating and picturesque city drawing lots of foreign tourists every year
I can show you around not only popular historical sites and relics
but also its various attractions such us Zen silent meditation, traditional sweets cooking,
kimono-clad walking and so on.
I can also provide tailored tours fitting to your liking.
I like a famous Zen phrase "Ichigo Ichie" meaning "Treasure every encounter
for it will never recur"
So I always try to enjoy guiding every tourist with my best hospitality.
Zen concepts have greatly influenced many aspects of Japanese culture
I will explain some of them and allow you to explore Zen world through some of my tours
Please contact me any time.
I'm looking forward to seeing you and spending wonderful time with you.
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