- Co-ordinates: 35°00′48″N 135°51′10″E
- Region: Kansai Region
- Prefecture: Osaka Prefecture
- Founded: 593AD
- Affiliation: Buddhism
This temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan and can be found in the city of Osaka, founded in 593AD.
Within the temple there is a ceremonial hawk-roost placed inside to commemorate the event when Taisha (who had transformed into a Hawk during this event) protected the temple against the spirit of the defeated Mononobe Moriya after his vengeful spirts turned into a flock of woodpeckers which began to hurl themselves to death against the temple.
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