open9:00 - 16:00
*Reservation required for hall interior viewing
Founded by the historical priest Gyoki in 733 at the request of Japan's 45th Emperor. The principal object of worship here is a statue of the deity Oite Fudo Myo-o (not normally viewable by the public) said to have been created by the historical monk Kukai. The temple is a part of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The temple also holds relics such as a statue donated by historical ruler Hideyoshi Toyotomi which bears locks of his own hair, texts written by his son Hideyori at age eight, and komainu guardian lion-dog statues sculpted by Hideyoshi's retainers. In more recent years, it was also the site of naturalist and biologist Kumagusu Minakata's award-winning research. To this day, the temple remains shrouded by the same mosses, trees, and flowers as it has been through the ages.
address1523 Tanagawatanigawa, Misaki-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka, 599-0311
transport5-minute walk from the Gokurakubashi bus stop; board a loop bus bound for Kojima-Sumiyoshi from Nankai Misaki-koen or Tanagawa Stations