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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. See Hōzen-ji Temple and all Osaka has to offer by arranging your trip with our Osaka trip itinerary planner.
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  • A small shrine before the street that leads to the temple receives prayers for an abundance of water, important to the many restauranteurs in the area. The dipper is used to throw water on the figure,...  more »
  • A temple in the heart of Namba. Is filled with many overseas visitors. Tea is also on the way back soon, shop around and prayed. It is a temple over the water, to grant her wish.
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  • Contemplate the walk into the backstreets of Osaka Bonnie appeared and Lake Chuzenji. The road next to the tavern and Zhen Ji Ho small shops have lined up straight, the night could not quiet the lighting covering walk Zhen Ji Ho even willing, very impressive.
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  • A small temple in the heart of a shopping district. Check put tje algae covered statue in its center.
  • This is not just another temple. Hidden but right in the middle of the city. Very compact and unique. Don't forget to water the moss growing all over the statues!
  • It was a very unique temple situated in the middle of an Osakan shopping arcade. Cool to see people say a pray as they stop.
  • Sight-seeing will be better at night. A place to clear mind and soul.
  • Beautiful hide place, great for a perfect photo