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Tsuyu no Tenjinsha (Ohaatsu Tenjin) Shrineお初天神(露天神社)


The Tsuyu no Tenjinsha Shrine, which is located in the middle of a bustling area of Kita Ward, Osaka City, is reputed to have been built around the year 700. The Bunraku puppet drama “Sonezaki Shinju” was written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon about a tragic double suicide that occurred within the Shrine in 1703; as the name of the heroine of this drama was Ohatsu, the Shrine is now commonly referred to as the “Ohatsu Tenjin.” The Shrine is believed to be a good place to pray for success in business, safe journeys, or a good marriage, and as result it receives a large number of worshippers every day, particularly local shopkeepers and women. A flea market is held here on the first Friday of every month, and the Shrine is famous for its annual festival held in July each year.

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place Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Sonezaki 2-5-4
phone 0663110895

Review of Tsuyunoten Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/10/27 Tiny place with interesting back-story
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.

Reviewed:2017/03/17 A Shrine for business blessing
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...
Reviewed:2016/11/21 Worth a visit if u stay near Osaka station
Special place to visit but you wouldn't miss much if u dont have enough time. It is very small shrine



Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Sonezaki 2-5-4 [map]



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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country's third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people's openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation's kitchen."