Manshozan, Kisshoji Temple (Temple of Gishi) 0

Kisshoji Temple is home to the graves of Asano Takumi no Kami and the 47 Ako Roshi warriors made famous by the historical play "Chushingura." It is commonly known as Gishi no Tera or the "Temple of Gishi." It hosts the Osaka Gishi Festival on the second Sunday of December every year.

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  • open

    9:00 - 16:30
  • holiday

    No designated days closed

Constructed in 1630, this is a temple of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism. Historical noble Asano Takumi no Kami held the temple close to heart, and is said to have visited frequently. At present, a lock of his hair and his armor are interred beneath the monument at the temple. The monument to Takumi no Kami was constructed at the order of the Asano clan, while the monument to the fallen Gishi warriors was constructed at the order of one such warrior acting on secret commands from their leader, Oishi Yoshio. The temple structures and wooden statues, as well as all relics stored within were lost to massive air raids in World War II. Afterwards, stone statues of the 47 warriors and of Oishi Yoshio were installed once more. It hosts the Osaka Gishi Festival on the second Sunday of December every year. The festival is a lively full-day event featuring rows of children in traditional outfits, martial arts, taiko drums, tsugaru shamisen music, rakugo comedy, nodate outdoor tea parties, uchiiri soba noodle dishes, and more.

  • address

    1-20 Rokumantaicho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, 543-0074
  • transport

    3-minute walk from Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
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    As appropriate
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    Osaka Gishi Festival held on the second Sunday in December
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