Hoshoin / Osukannon, Nagoya

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A modest, red-lacquered Buddhist temple, Hoshoin / Osukannon remains known for its monthly flea market and profusion of pigeons. Originally built in the 17th century, the temple was unfortunately destroyed and had to be rebuilt in 1970s. Interestingly, it holds the only copy of the Kojiki--ancient chronicles of Japanese history and mythology--though the document remains out of public view. Take advantage of the photo opportunities among the pigeons and picturesque architecture. On the 18th of every month you can hunt for souvenirs at the flea market. Using our online itinerary creator, Nagoya attractions like Hoshoin / Osukannon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Take a walk through the Center and find this temple, is one option more business within the city of Nagoya. Well preserved, the Buddhist temple is preserved a copy of the famous Kojiki which describes the ancient mythology of Japan. Each day 18 of the month making a market in its courtyard. Totally recommended.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Once cooked I pray. And visited a variety of people to work earlier salarymen feeling always neighbors probably are from and something like.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Pray first of all in the OSU shopping district around from. How were Festival was very lively. Heart is a place to settle down.
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