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The official name for this tiny temple is Tsuyunoten Tenjinsha, but apparently it is often referred to as Ohatsu Tenjin, named after the female protagonist in a story about two ill-fated lovers.
The story (sort of similar to Romeo and Juliet, wherein the two lovers...More
Tucked in a quiet area of Umeda , just off a line of restaurant alley , this shrine is said to be favored by businessmen to visit before striking a deal , as opposed to the sad story of a star-crossed lover who are part...More
I went there because I was attracted by the picture in my travel book. I think that it will be fun to go there and make a wish. However, it's hard to find because it's in the middle of two old building. It's very easy...More
A relatively small shrine in the middle of the city. Always nice to see how well maintained they are in Japan. If you go to Kyoto before, this shrine would be pretty underwhelming. However, there is the convenience factor if you just feel like visiting...More
Located near the south-direction of Higashi Umeda sta, about 12 mins of walk, Tsuyutenjin Tenjin 露天神社 is not quite visible from the main road. The shrine long history dates all the way back to the 6th century and was rebuilt recently in 1957 (was burnt...More
This one's kinda hard to find because it's quaint and nestled in between a few buildings. It tells of a tragic story between two lovers, best to read it once you're there. Couples often go here and make a wish while placing their hands on...More
This little shrine is not one of the huge, famous shrines, but I really like this little shrine. It is quiet as well as beautiful and at sakura time, it has a tree that seems to be one of the first to blossom.
If you've already been to a lot of temples and shrines in Japan, this one isn't much different. But, it's definitely worth a visit on the first Friday of the month while the flea market is taking place. The market is setup around the grounds...More