A famous autumn leaves spot with Daruma📍Katsuo-ji Temple, Osaka
Katsuouji view with Daruma
Katsuo-ji Temple is the best place to see autumn leaves in Osaka Prefecture. The autumn leaves are usually best seen in November.
Omikuji (fortune-telling slip) are in the shape of a Daruma at this temple. Also, this temple has a lot of fortune-telling Daruma statues on the temple grounds that make for great photo opportunities!
Do you know what a Daruma doll is?
At first, the eyes are completely white, and you must colour in a (black) pupil in the left eye while making a wish. When your wish comes true, you complete it by colouring in the pupil of the right eye.
There are many Daruma dolls that have been returned to the temple as a thank-you after their owner’s wishes came true.
If you come here, we recommend souvenirs such as Mino's famous maple tempura and Daruma goods!
Katsuouji’s Daruma goodies
On weekends during the autumn leaves season when many people visit, there is an extra bus that goes directly from Senri-chuo Station. On weekends and evenings, you can also enjoy the illuminations.
Please come and take pictures with Daruma-san!
Best time to see the autumn leaves: mid-November to early December
Light-up term: usually in November (please check for actual dates)
Katsuouji autumn leaves