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Hōzen-ji Temple, Osaka
(3.9/5 based on 200+ 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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  • That in real estate who fled the fires also burned down the Temple of miracle-working and worshippers were put the water. Halo and child statue with two, whole body is covered with green moss, the body of the statue disappeared. Worshippers is a strange appearance, but it seems not.
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  • This surprisingly quiet shrine in bustling Dotonoburi is a fantastic place for people watching. Be sure to bookmark it on your maps app, it's in a tiny alley that I imagine is impossible to find witho...  more »
  • It was like ago the fire. Appears suddenly in the town is calm down there. Pray and through the atmosphere would have and other don't feel so please try to go.
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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.