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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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  • Changed compared with the old downtown Shinsaibashi-suji 1 it turns rapidly atmosphere quaint still remained fudo sanctuary power
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  • It is small and almost goes unnoticed because more that one temple seems an oratory. It is in the area of Dontonbori in a narrow street. Dates back to 1637 and is dedicated to one of the five Kings of the Sabiduria.no is essential.
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  • In such a prosperous lane, there can be such a quiet small temple, but also very exquisite, spiritual culture is very interesting, at night to see, do not have a flavor. wrote a Wish card.
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  • Beautiful temple in the heart of Dotonbori. Many locals and tourists stopping to say a prayer and splash the mossy monks; fantastic experience
  • This small temple is hard to find - but so unique it's worth it.
  • a very nice tucked away little spot where locals come to pray, has a warmth to it.
  • A wonderful place for pause, prayer, and reflection - just a few steps off the main walkways where the crowds and loud shops of Dotombori are usually found
  • A special temple located in the center of Dotonbori. The Acala statue is filled with moss since believers will drip the statue with water after making a wish. Photos were took in midnight. You can access the temple 24/7, although there is a office hours for this temple.
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