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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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  • Osu Kannon Temple is on the edge of the OSU shopping district. It is anyway there are doves. But without so much manure and dirty ones eyes I pray you can. I think that one of the places you visit Nagoya, once should be done.
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  • It is a very crowded temples. Fun to stroll around the shops and lively. Josh shop, while a "Showa era" might be good to wallow in misery
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  • And the OSU shopping district is the Kannon-heck, I feel. Said in Tokyo's Asakusa style I guess. (Because there was the foreigner...) there were a lot of pigeons on the grounds. I was clean off all at once.
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