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Hōzen-ji Temple, Osaka

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In the midst of a bustling city and neon lights, Hōzen-ji Temple offers some quiet respite. Founded in 1637 by a monk named Kinnun, the temple honors the god of fury, Fudomyoo. Devotees come to worship and splash the deity, resulting in a thick layer of soft moss covering the statue. A stone-paved alley surrounds the small shrine, while numerous restaurants, pubs, and bars nearby keep the ambiance vibrant. Highlights include a stone tablet and signs with haiku poems by artists and poets who used to frequent the area. Make Hōzen-ji Temple part of your personalized Osaka itinerary using our Osaka sightseeing planner .
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  • Hozenji Temple located in Namba area is always bustling with tourists from home and abroad, but a little alley way is still another world in mind is a safe place. Fudo was done with MOSS cover over the flesh, from the number of people who constantly hung water, for the first time as of mizuko kuyo Temple? Mistake as to the water as offerings seems to. Since both sides of the fudo maintains have 羯-dōji (konngaradouji) and system-迦 child (seitakadouji) to learn on the site of the temple by the keep offering water. This is where you want to drop of water hanging fudoson Temple may have been familiar than the temple itself, is tired of the crowds and hustle and bustle, take a look at. Next, may shop famous Meoto-zenzai.
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  • Explore saw a drop in passing. And many tourist destinations are close to, I was surprised. Nice big temple but not quietly and went back on the road, visit worked.
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  • The small temple is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the major shopping streets. People throw water on the statues which encourages moss to grow. A sweet little place to take a moment.  more »
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  • Pretty decent place in the middle of Dotonburi. You can get nice photo with much Japanese feel in this place.
  • We decided to drop by this place since it was one of the highly recommended places to visit and due to its proximity to the Dotomburi/Namba area, where all the night action in Osaka were found. The temple is a good detour to visit if you're around the Dotomburi/Namba and looking for a little tranquility, but it is not worth making the trip down just for the temple. Slightly bigger than the size of a master bedroom, there is not much to see here aside from the moss covered deity and usual wooden board messages that adorn Japanese shrines or temples. The area surrounding the temple, which I guess is a part of Namba/Dotomburi is worth the visit though. So if you're in the area at night doing some shopping or food hunting, you might want to consider passing through the temple just to take a look. Perhaps have a change in environment from the busy shopping streets. Otherwise, this is not a must-visit.
  • A small temple in the heart of a shopping district. Check out the algae covered statue in its center.
  • interesting place with green god statue because of water service
  • Small temple with too many people, but beatiful.

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