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History, culture

Heirinji Temple

A serene hilltop temple

This temple adjacent to Takarazuka-jinja Shrine is said to have been established by Prince Shōtoku as one of the seven great temples. It enshrines a sitting statue of the Buddha made from assembled pieces of wood. The statue is thought to have been created in the early Muromachi Period (1336–1573) and is a designated cultural property of Takarazuka city. The granite roban (“dew plate”) made in the middle of the Kamakura Period (1185–1333) is also a designated cultural property of the city. The temple was destroyed by fire during the rebellion of Araki Murashige in 1578, but restored in the Edo Period (1603–1867).


Walk up the slope along the railroad from Sakasegawa Station and you’ll reach Heirinji at the top of the hill. The Hankyu Imazu Line runs right beside the Amidadō hall. Depending on the route you take, you’ll walk under an overhead railroad with headroom of just 2.5 meters—railroad enthusiasts will love this!

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Name Heirinji Temple

History, culture (Temples)

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Address 4-7 Yashiro-chō, Takarazuka Directions
Access 5 min. walk from Hankyu Sakasegawa Station
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Parking No parking available
Wi-Fi No free Wi-Fi access on premises
Foreign language assistance