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Osaka Travel The earliest Buddhist temple in Japan - Shitennoji
Shitennoji is one of Osaka's must-see attractions and the first Buddhist temple in Japan.
I feel that there is still a difference in form between Japanese Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism, which can be seen from the pattern of the temple.
Osaka's Shitennoji Temple is a very good place to find. At the time I was on the network, I felt that there is an element of our Chinese existence. Yes, its model comes from our China. It is built following the pattern of our Chinese temple. However, when I got there, because it was very tired, the building was very tall and needed to climb up, so I gave up the climb. When I arrived, it just had a dense rain, the sky was a bit gloomy, and the main tower was shot. The sky is not very bright.
Shitennoji Temple, built in 593, is one of the oldest architectural complexes in Japan, and the deity is dedicated to the Salvation Bodhisattva.
Architecture is a red pillar white wall with the style of a Chinese temple, the whole is very elegant. The West Gate of Shitennoji Temple is an excellent place to enjoy the sunset. If you arrive in the evening, you can watch it together.
Transportation: Subway: Take the Tanimachi Line to the Shitennoji Station in front of Shitennoji Station and walk 5 minutes to walk. Tennoji Temple is about 10 minutes walk
ticket: Adult ticket
Osaka Shitennoji is the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan and one of Osaka's main landmarks. It was built in 593 AD and has a history of more than 1,400 years. The temple is dedicated to the Salvation Bodhisattva and the Four Kings. It is the tallest and most majestic building out of the Buddhist temples. Although it is the most famous Buddhist temple in Osaka, there are relatively few tourists at the Shitennoji Temple as compared to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.
There is an environment in the courtyard that is not invaded by the world. The most beautiful time in the Sitianwang Temple is at twilight. At this time, the whole temple is more solemn and magnificent. Despite the war and natural disasters, Sitian Temple still maintains its historical features. Its temple architecture is deeply influenced by China. There are many celebrations every year, including Doya-Doya Festival, Holy Spirit Society and Wandawang Temple Wasso. These fully demonstrate the status of this ancient traditions even in the millennium.
Osaka's Shitennoji Temple is said to have been constructed under the auspices of Prince Shotoku. With red pillars and white walls, the buildings are unified in style and feature religious characteristics from the Chinese Northern and Southern Dynasties. This does not, however, diminish the elegant style of the Asuka period. The distinctive stone birds outside the temple are very rarely found in Japan. The turtle pond in the middle of the temple features a stone stage in its center, which was used as a sacred place for offering sacrifices and dancing in ancient times.