Katsuo-ji is located in a National Park abundant with nature. For 1300 years, countless people have worshipped here in hope of achieving winning luck or to pray for success in various aspects of life, such as business, examinations, elections, love, accomplishments or sports. Within the grounds you will find small daruma dolls which embody the spirit of the ups and downs of life, always standing upright again when they fall. The adorable daruma line the route up to the main hall. In the main hall itself you can enjoy the "Winning Daruma Painting Experience". As the symbol of the temple, the Winning Daruma's right eye receives the wishes, and the left receives the gratitude when they come true. By writing your wish, name, age and address and praying at the temple, you create a unique daruma for your very own winning wish. Additionally, close to the temple is the 33m high Mino Otaki waterfall, one of the 100 most beautiful in Japan, providing a relaxing route back down after your experience.
Size 8 Daruma ¥3,500 (tax included) / per person
072-721-7010Language Support Japanese
8:30 to 17:00 (final admission weekdays: 16:00,
Saturday and Sunday: 16:30)
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Katsuo-ji, Minoh City Osaka Prefecture