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Namba Yasaka Shrine

#34 of 1 278 things to do in Osaka
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Cool place to take a break

I enjoyed this place ! The “lion” faced god of Namba its really cool. The place its small itself... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Let it eat what ails you

The lion's head is said to devour malevolent spirits, so I went there to have a look-see and maybe... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Manuel Alejandr... E
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2-9-19 Motomachi Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0016, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Nice temple but would not make a detour for it. We visited the temple shortly before closing time and I found the 10 minutes time we had more than sufficient.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this place ! The “lion” faced god of Namba its really cool. The place its small itself, but If you are close its a nice Photo place to add to your Osaka trip

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank everardoR83
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The lion's head is said to devour malevolent spirits, so I went there to have a look-see and maybe pray for some good luck. Unfortunately, not much was going on because it looked like they were packing for something. Still, I prayed, had pictures and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Manuel Alejandr... E
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Not many people visit this shrine. However, I found that this shrine is very nice, and my whole family like this place. The shrine is not very big, but due to lesser crowd here, we get to enjoy the surrounding.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LovingHubby
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is a demonic shrine which is less common. Different types of oni and demons are inside and it's definitely worth popping into for a peak.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

The magnificence of the shrine can only be appreciated when one is there physically. There are no other temples in Osaka which has such a unique structure! Worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dyleen26
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely a great Shrine to visit because it's different to all the others. Not busy at all and only a short walk from trains. My kids loved it as it was different to anything else they've seen.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank zorkaiva
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Nice temple, surrounded by a bustling district...small area but the surroundings are well kept... Good place to relax!

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank lgg519
Reviewed 7 April 2018

It was close to where I stayed in Namba area, maybe about 15 min walk from Namba station. It was good to just drop in to see the lion shrine. If you are around the area, why not?

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank DaffyT55
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Located in the residential area of Namba. This small shrine is easy to find. Not far from Namba station. It was quiet and not many tourist around. A very different design to a normal shrine in Japan. Worth a visit if you are in Namba.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank JenAtUK
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