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Hōzen-ji Temple, Osaka
(3.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 在道頓堀逛街無意間走到這,就在著名的夫婦善哉旁而已,剛好看到一個日本女生在參拜,覺得非常新鮮,神像長年因為被信徒參拜後澆水而滿佈青苔,很特別,晚上到這邊寺廟的燈籠襯托下更顯古色古香 
  • I thought nostalgia in the city's bustling Namba, looks like just stopped time to learn namespace. A unique landscape and there are several small temples is to sew the intervals have been taken actively, with an attractive to foreign tourists had to quickly visit ww. Water racks to your estate is much better, but in the back of the temple Office your Votive candle and incense and divided as well as the donor. Experience can easily attend a mysterious atmosphere in the heart of the trip is recommended.
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  • Hozenji Temple is fudo-ji Temple in Nada. To avoid damage of fire originally meant Acala "era has come on behalf of water called the goddess of mercy" ladle 1 cup of water over when to pray, please pray. Acala covered with MOSS is gone, transformed into a kind of a gentle man. ODA sakunosuke made Meoto-zenzai (Meoto zenzai) also depicted this temple is the patent in the country.
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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!
  • Beautiful hide place, great for a perfect photo
  • 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.
  • Quiet, quaint, almost hidden. Cool