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Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Prince Shotoku's Mausoleum

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I went to Eifukuji Temple. It is in Taishi-cho, Minami Kawachi-gun in Osaka Prefecture.

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What is special Eifukuji for?
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It has Prince Shotoku’s tomb, The Mausoleum of Prince Shotoku.
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We call him “Shotoku Taishi”, the town where there is his mausoleum, Taishi-cho, is named after Prince Shotoku, Shotoku Taishi.

He established Shitennoji in Osaka City in 593 A.D, as well as other importanta temples including Horyuji Temple in Nara.

He was a politician, who governed the country as Regent of Empress Suiko, enacted the Seventeen Article Constitution in 604.

He is still widely respected.

There buildings are designated "Important Cultural Assets):
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Views Eifukuji Temple and its surrounding area:
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It is very quiet here.


Good for walking from Kamino Taishi Station of Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line which originates from Abenobashi Sation near JR and Subway Tennoji Stations. There are many hikers.

There is also a bus from Kamino Taishi Station and from Kishi Station of Kintetsu Nagano Line to Eifukuji Temple.

I went there by car.
by berry-raspberry | 2010-10-15 17:31 | Osaka | Comments(0)