open9:00 - 17:00
holidayNo designated days closed
Located amid the mountains near Takatsuki City, Kabusanji Temple was constructed in 697 by ancient mystic En no Gyoja. It is also the holy site at which the deity Bishamonten was first enshrined in Japan. Three statues of Bishamonten are worshipped here. It was later restored as a Buddhist temple by Prince Kaijo in 774. As an imperial temple, it was initially a holy mountain of the same stature as Mt. Hiei and Mt. Katsuragi. As the site is held to be home to a martial deity, it also received protection from the Ashikaga, Toyotomi, and Tokugawa clans over the ages, and was visited on pilgrimages by numerous Osakan merchants. Even now, the temple conducts prayers and purification services daily, never allowing the sound of prayer to fade. Surrounded as it is by mountains, it is also known for its verdant greenery in spring and colorful foliage in the fall.
address3301-1 Hara, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka, 569-1051
transportBy car: approximately 7 km (about 10 minutes) from the Shin-Meishin Expressway/Takatsuki Interchange
By train/bus: get off at JR Takatsuki Station, and transfer to city bus 53 bound for Hara-Ohashi at the north exit; get off at the Kabusan-guchi bus stop and walk east for approximately 1.3 km
(¥300 for environmental preservation during the autumn leaves period)
general participationBishamon Fudo Goma(Fire Worship Ceremony) offerings held every day(3000days Worship Ceremony), Bishamon-e gathering on the 8th of every month, Kannon-e gathering on the 18th of every month, Autumn Festival on November 23rd