This is a unique temple that offers the living a glimpse into both heaven and hell. It's a place to check your affinity for each. Those proceeding into the Jigokudo or "hall of hell" are greeted by the image of Enma, the judge of the dead, with images detailing the terrible punishments for various sins. Those who proceed into the heavenly realm of the Buddhas travel up a stairway along a handrail filled with sand from the 88 spiritual sites of the Saigoku pilgrimage. Afterwards, they meditate sitting before a stained glass mandala depicting the realm of the Buddhas. A visit here can truly change your way of life.
address4-12-21 Hirano Honmachi, Hirano-ku, Osaka, 547-0044
transport12-minute walk from the south exit of Hirano Station on the JR Yamatoji Line or from exit 4 of Hirano Station on the Subway Tanimachi Line
pricesOpen for viewing