Shitennoji was divided in four institutions created to help Japanese civilization: education and religion, welfare, hospital and pharmacy. Throughout history the constructions have been burnt down and rebuilt in several occasions, always following its original design, with most of the present buildings daing from 1963. Nowadays the temple compound is formed by a five-story pagoda, a main "golden" pavilion, a lecture hall and four gates.
HOW TO GET THERE
Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station Tanimachi Line
Tennoji Station Osaka Loop Line
Shitennoji can be reached in a 5 minute walk from Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka station or, alternatively, on a 15 minute walk from Tennoji train station.