Katsuoji Temple

Katsuoji Temple is one of the best places to travel in Mino-shi, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Katsuoji Temple posted by Japanese travelers in the know.

Katsuoji Temple 5 Reviews

Katsuo-ji Temple is the 23th one of Saikoku 33 Temples. It's famous for Daruma Dolls, and also the beautiful fall foliage that cover the whole mountain in autumn. You can see the lovely collaboration of Daruma and autumn colored leaves.◎Illumination Event (only in 2017): Saturdays, Sundays and holidays till November 30th. From sunset to 19:30(close the gate). You need to use cars because there're no public facilities.

It is believed as a temple of luck with victory. In the precinct, there are many daruma dolls which have a spirit of 'nana korobi ya oki' (though fall seven times, get up eight times). 


Daruma For Luck Of Victory

Katsuoji Temple is famous for Daruma. Many people visit this temple to pray for luck of victory in various scenes such as examination, employment, and business. And so many Daruma are dedicated throughout the temple.

A shrine has victory luck. Walking around the precincts, I can find many daruma dolls on the stones and trees. They're so pretty. These small daruma had omikuji (a lot) in them, and visitors left them all over the shrine.

Katsuo-ji is a temple for luck of victory. We can find many Daruma Dolls in various sizes all around the temple. The pond in its precinct is also scenic, we can have a enjoyable walk.