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Founded in the 8th century, Katsuo-ji Temple has long been known as a "temple of victory" and a "temple of winning luck," and has been widely worshipped by farmers and merchants as well as the champions of the era, such as the Minamoto, Ashikaga, Toyotomi, and Tokugawa clans.
Today, the temple is crowded with worshippers from Japan and abroad who seek "winning luck" in all aspects of life, including work, business, examinations, illness, sports, arts, elections, interpersonal relationships, and romance.
Many visitors to Katsuo-ji Temple make a wish on the "Kachi-Daruma", which can only be received at Katsuo-ji Temple, with its distinctive design of a large "Kachi" written on the belly.
It is the custom at Katsuo-ji to put one eye in when making a wish, and when the wish is fulfilled, to put the other eye in and report it to the temple for dedication.

Opening Hours
(Admission ends 30 minutes before closing)

Weekdays 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Sundays and holidays 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission Fees

High school students and above 500 Yen
Elementary and junior high
school students
400 Yen
Preschooler 100 Yen
Under 2 years old Free


  • Kansai International Airport
  • Osaka Itami Airport
  • Umeda, Osaka

Sightseeing spots around Katsuo-ji

English Audio Guide

Introduction to Katsuo-ji

“Okou”or Incense

- The Human Tower
- The Fruit Tree
- Ritual


- Sand timer
- Car analogy
- Ritual

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