A Shrine, located near the heart of Osaka city to offer panoramic scenery of plum blossom.
Domyoji Tenmangu (道明寺天満宮), a large shinto shrine is well known for worshiping the deity of study. The shrine is located in Fujiidera city of Osaka. The Shrine is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, who has been worshipped in Japan since ancient times as the god of scholarship. Therefore, Domyoji Tenmangu Shrine is always crowded with people praying for academic achievement during the entrance examinations in FEB.
The shrine has a lot of treasures as well. Among them are 6 National treasures, 2 Important National Properties, and 1 Prefectural Cultural Property. The main halls were burnt down due to the war, however the treasures were unaffected.
The shrine is also well known as one of the best spots for viewing beautiful Ume plum blooms. The shrine attracts many visitors, especially from February to early March, when the annual plum festival is held. Visitors can enjoy strolling its plum garden featuring 800 red and white plum trees in 80 varieties. You can also enjoy their rich fragrance and tea ceremony during this period. In the plum garden, there is an observation stone bridge providing a 360-degree view of plum blossoms below.
Access : 3-minute walk from Domyoji station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka line
Hours : Always Open, (9:00 to 16:30 ,during the plum season)
Admission : Free, (300 yen, during the plum season)
Viewing Ume (Japanese plum tree’s blossoms) is also popular attraction as well as Cherry blossoms. A festival featuring 800 red and white plum trees in 80 varieties. You can enjoy rituals and outdoor tea ceremony during this period. (February to early March)