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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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  • In the temple come to the song is at the heart of the sennichimae mizukake fudo famous for the many visitors the site is narrow. I think I went and surprised by the narrowness of the site, around Yuen Restaurant.
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  • Holiday afternoon had unexpectedly, staff and family is has been. Away from the hustle and bustle, Jing can be much heart from you. The cause and origin of your estate is enshrined in this place was convinced.
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  • Just off the main shopping strip at the Namba end of Dotonbori. But around this temple area are some great cosy and friendly izakaya bars - great for a evening meal. 
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  • 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
  • Good place to visit in Osaka.