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Small shrine near the Osaka Train Station

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Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine

Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine

Most visitors to Japan go to the major temples and shrine as these locations are suggested by hotels, tour guides and others.  However in nearly all neighborhoods in Japan, there are local shrines and temples that can be interesting to visit and to photograph.  Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine is such a place.

When I asked the concierge at my hotel for the nearest shrine, he said that there are no interesting shrines in the area and that I should visit Nara or Kyoto, both of which are some distance from Osaka.

After I suggested I wanted to visit a local shrine, he pointed me to this location.  It is situated in the boisterous entertainment zone near the Osaka train station yet retains a quiet almost  meditative sense in the midst of Pachinko parlours, nightclubs and bars.  It’s worth a visit if only to take photos.

Prayers to be anwered

Prayers to be anwered





Written by leolaksi

February 19, 2009 at 6:44 am

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  1. I only recall the long shopping arcade called Shinsaibashi in Osaka.:P


    February 19, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    • We never made it to Shinsaibashi. We just roamed around the Osaka train station in Kita. Maybe next time.


      February 21, 2009 at 8:08 am

  2. Some really nice pictures there. I like the first one the most(thumbnail). Haha, thanks. Got my head thinking again.


    September 29, 2009 at 3:43 am

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