Tsuyunoten Shrine (Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine)
With a history of over 1,100 years, Ohatsu-Tenjin is the protector of the Sonezaki and Umeda areas. It is also the site of a double suicide in 1703 that was later retold in Sonezaki Shinju, a famous Bunraku puppet play written by Monzaemon Chikamatsu. The story of pure and passionate love was written so skillfully that it brought Chikamatsu instant fame. A memorial tower was erected by volunteers marking the site of Sonezaki Shinju, which is visited by many couples. A flea market is held on the first Friday of every month which attracts many visitors.
|ADDRESS||〒530-0057 2-5-4 Sonezaki,Kita-ku,OsakaCity|
|TRANSPORTATION||Subway "Umeda Sta." of Midosuji Line, "Higashi-Umeda Sta." of Tanimachi line, "Nishi-Umeda Sta." of Yotsubashi sta.
JR Osaka Sta.
|INQUIRIES||TEL : 06-6311-0895 FAX : 06-6311-0512|