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“Shrine with a sad romantic story…”
Review of Tsuyunoten Shrine

Tsuyunoten Shrine
Ranked #85 of 1,325 things to do in Osaka
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

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 down during the war). It is also popularly known as Ohatsu Tenjin which offers a memorial to two lovers who allegedly took their lives, on the site of the shrine. The double suicide story of doomed passion has been retold for generations and immortalised in a famous play (Bunraku puppet play written by Monzaemon Chikamatsu ).

Inside the shrine premise is a surprising and lovely tranquility (no noisy-bustling street sound). The usual prayers area and bell-juggling with rope. There are also nooks and crannies at one corner. We spend about an hour of walking around to appreciate the beauty and observing people who had come to worship.
We left the shrine grounds through Ohatsu-Tenjin Street, a covered shopping arcade., a narrow alley with many smaller bars and cafes,
Getting to know the sad story behind may prompt more to come and have a look. Do drop by too..

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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

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 the marble fountain on the left side. There's also a fortune vendo machine with english/japanese fortunes for 100 yen each. There are a bunch of ema (heart shaped wood) of couples hanging as well, somewhat reminiscent of love locks.

Thank Jax L
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

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.

Thank StefanHaeger
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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Close to shopping area, worth the little detour if you're with your sweetheart. Known as Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine, there's a little love story attached, a bit like Romeo and Juliet.

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Reviewed 19 March 2015

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 of the shrine and while it's not very large, you can find some great items at surprisingly good prices.

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