A complex that combines a temple and a hotel ~ Tokyo Tatemono Mitsuji Building

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    • 2024-02-13

 In the Osaka's Shinsaibashi area, a unique complex that combines a Buddhist temple and a hotel has opened. When you step into the building, you will find the main hall of Mitsu-ji Temple, and it is said that many people, regardless of religion, pray there. The entrance to the hotel is on the opposite side.

Without further ado, let's take a look at some of the best experiences you can get at the temple and the hotel.
■At Mitsuji Temple's main hall, built more than 200 years ago, you can get closer to Buddhist culture.
There are fewer shrines and temples in Osaka compared to Kyoto, but the main hall is a building of cultural value that was built more than 200 years ago by joining the skills of Osaka's craftsmen. In the main hall of the wooden building, a number of Buddha statues are enshrined, including the eleven-sided statue of Kanzeon Bodhisattva that emits a soft light, and simply observing the colorful floral drawings on the ceiling and the gorgeous pillars and sculptures decorated with gold leaf and colored paintings can be fun.

Experiences at the temple ①: Training to welcome the morning pleasingly, "Morning sutra experience" 

It is an opportunity to empty your mind, look into yourself, and calm your feelings while listening to the priest's sutra. Anyone can join for free, every day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m..

・Experiences at the temple : "Picture sutra" drawing a Buddha according to your worries

The "Picture Sutra" is a combination of the "Shasutra", that is rooted in Japanese culture, and the "Shabutsu" that captures the appearance of Buddha. You copy the sutra, choose the Buddha who relates closer to your worries, and paint and draw it. By drawing a Buddha you can calm your mind. Anyone can join between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., the duration is about 10 to 20 minutes and costs 500 yen (tax included).

Aside from the experiences at the temple, there are goods available that can protect you even after leaving Japan.

"Bodhi Okoshi" (left side, center) 1,100 yen, "Fukufuku Tenugui" 1,100 yen (tax included)

 If you write down a wish and a name on the package and display it in your room, "Bodhi Okoshi" will become a talisman. If you buy it as a souvenir in the hope for "health and longevity", anyone will be pleased, and there are 5 pieces of rice cake with a good texture, and is not too sweet inside (left, middle). In addition, there is the "Fukufuku Tenugui" (washcloth of fortune) with a design inspired by the main hall, with the hope that the more you wipe, the more good fortune will come.

Candeo Hotels Osaka Shinsaibashiya
On the opposite side of the Mitsuji Temple grounds, you can find the hotel entrance. First of all, we will introduce you to the spa with an open-air bath (Rotenburo) located on the top floor, which overlooks the city.
・"Sky Spa" where you can rejuvenate your body after sightseeing and shopping, along with a rooftop stall view

The Sky Spa has an amazing view from the top floor. You can bathe in the morning sunlight while soaking from the bath, then watch the sunset, and at night you can see Osaka's beautiful night view and the starry sky. The men's spa has an open-air bath (Rotenburo), a cold bath, and a sauna with authentic Finnish equipment. The fact that you can use it all night, from check-in to check-out, is also nice.

・A breakfast buffet with a carefully handmade menu, prepared every day after midnight.

 There are about 80 kinds of options for the buffet, including daily menus. We take care to use plenty of seasonal vegetables from Osaka, and the rice is milled at the hotel and served freshly cooked. We also recommend the egg-covered rice and Chinese porridge. Enjoy from 12 kinds of soy sauce from light to rich taste, from all over the country to suit your taste, and Japanese food such as handmade tofu and natto.
At night, you can enjoy a bar with "marriage of wine and snacks".

▲From spring 2024, commercial facilities are scheduled to open. You can keep expecting more from our establishment.

Tokyo Tatemono Mitsuji Building location
  Address:Osaka, Chuo-ku, Shinsaibashi-suji, 2-7-12
  Nearest Station5 minutes walk from Osaka Metro's "Shinsaibashi Station" or "Namba Station"