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Osaka Shrines, Temples and Castles

Sumiyoshi Taisha (FREE)

Sumiyoshi-taisha (住吉大社), or the Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is Osaka's most famous shrine. It is the headquarters of over 2000 Shinto shrines across Japan and believed...

Minoo Park (FREE)

Minoo Park (箕面公園) is a popular day trip from Osaka, a great place to go hiking or enjoy some local food and buy some...

Shitennoji Temple

If all the lights of downtown Osaka get too much, head to Shitennoji Temple, the oldest temple in Japan. It's very well known Buddhist temple...

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is a recently rebuilt castle in central Osaka.  There is a large park surrounding the complex, plus a historical museum. Because of...