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Katsuo-ji Temple

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Hidden gem in Osaka

Very nice place for autumn leaves. The place was quiet compared with popular temples in Kyoto, but... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Sydney, Australia
The Temple looks absolutely amazing, hard to get to.

This one was of the temples that i missed in Osaka. I really wanted to go here but it seems that... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Sydney, Australia
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2914-1 Aomatani, Mino 562-0021, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Very nice place for autumn leaves. The place was quiet compared with popular temples in Kyoto, but the view and environment was as good. Transport may be a consideration because there are less than a handful of scheduled buses from Senri Chuo to Katsuo-ji Temple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

If you have extra time in Osaka, you should definitely visit this temple located in the northern mountains of Osaka City. You can simply take the subway (Midosuji LIne) from Osaka to the last stop at Senri-Chuo. From the subway station, take bus #29 bound...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a great temple in northern Osaka. Set in the mountains you can combine a trip here with a hike to the Minoh waterfall. I took a friend here during the past weekend as I didn't want to fight the crowds of Kyoto or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Srampling
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

One of my friends told me about this temple, and I made sure to add it to my Osaka itinerary. I am so happy that I did!!! The grounds are really beautifu! I think it is gorgeous in the fall, based on the many maple...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank iwakunifoodie
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This one was of the temples that i missed in Osaka. I really wanted to go here but it seems that transportation wise, it is rather expensive. I got to senri-chuo to get catch the bus going to katsuo-ji temple to find out that the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank RDJourney
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This Temple is a wonderful place and not overrun like many other sites in Kyoto and Nara. Access is quite easy either public transportation or car and it is large enough to disperse any crowds from a few bus tours that came. It is a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Best visiting time or period from March to end of May then from Middle of September to middle of November! But other period too! Before go here i buy some excellent bread sandwiches! 🍞 spend some free time to relax especially during Sakura blossoms!

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank albertosR7320AZ
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip. Be careful to check timetable of Bus 29. Only 3 times each day and note the time for the last bus which ends at 4:30pm

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank sammiegoh
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are looking for a fascinating attraction without the usual dozens of tour buses and their hundreds of passengers, don’t miss the 1,300-year-old Katsuo-Ji Temple - known as the “temple of the winner’s luck” - in a forested hillside of Mino City, on the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank mike g
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

One thing that emphasizes a Buddhist shrine's grandeur is the serenity that a visitor feels upon entering its grounds. Katsuo-ji is accessible from the main town of Mino by a bus that has a 3x a day daytime schedule on weekdays (5x a day on...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank lapinayvoyageuse
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5 June 2018|
Response from iwakunifoodie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are food and drinks served in the back of the gift shop. I think the food menu is kind of small, but I did see some people eating yakisoba when I was there. There were also some vending machines over by the... More