This is such a unique Shrine because of the ritualistic performance stage shaped like a lion's head. It has become another symbol of Osaka, because of this lion-shaped head. It is such a must-go place. Moreso, there are not so many people are there. It's quite and peaceful, not so many photobombers. Haha! Andmission is also free!
While the Namba area is known for many things; eating, drinking, shopping and karaoke to name a few shrines and temples aren’t exactly at the top of the list. However, explore just a bit beyond the noise and neon and you’ll discover something that’s dazzling in an altogether different way. Namba Yasaka is famous for its lion-shaped stage, which stands out as a unique piece of architecture, especially compared with the austere temple beside it. It’s not hard to draw a parallel with Osaka’s kaleidoscopic mix of traditional, retro, modern and futuristic, distilled at this secret shrine smack in the center of the city’s bawdiest entertainment district.