open9:30 - 16:30 (gates open 6:00 - 17:00)
holidayOpen every day
The head temple of the Yuzu Nembutsu School of Pure Land Buddhism. The main hall is the largest wooden structure in Osaka Prefecture. Additionally, the temple holds ornamental hanging scrolls that are national treasures as well as ancient texts that are designated Important Cultural Properties. The temple is famous for its "O-juzu Kuri" ritual held on the 16th of January, May, and September each year, in which worshippers go through a massive string of prayer beads together while reciting sutras. The temple's "Manbu Oneri" procession is held from May 1st through 5th every year, and involves a procession of 100 parishioners and children followed by 25 monks clad in golden masks and vibrant attire. The procession moves along with traditional gagaku court music. Afterwards, the monks in bodhisattva garb make ritual offerings of flowers, and the parishioners collectively put their hands together to pray for their ancestors. The Manbu Oneri procession was designated an Osaka City Intangible Folk Cultural Property in 2002.
address1-7-26 Hirano Uemachi, Hirano-ku, Osaka, 547-0045
transport5-minute walk from Hirano Station on the JR Yamatoji Line
8-minute walk from exits 1 and 2 of Hirano Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line