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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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  • The Temple of Law is dedicated to the king of the Tao, and is in the heart of Dotonbori/Namba, and the dining hall is all over the Zhou Dynasty. I'm a sushi. After dinner, I watched the Cage temple, which was full of lights, and the passers-by, who were even more quiet on the night of the noisy wow.
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  • Year's first outing. Say, hozenji cheaper stores has increased while family was hanging out. It is if you notice it was new year's day. Water and to fudo head came down to Mr. golden ratio.
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  • Beautiful little temple that I stumbled onto walking down a lane. Osaka is full of surprises not advertise to the public.
  • The Buddhism images covered in years of greens are revered by lots of people - not only locals but a queue of tourists - who throws a scoop of water for some purification purport.
  • A tranquil corner amidst the busy alleys of Dotonbori. Tribute to the Guardian King.
  • Amazing peacefull place just next to Dotonbori street. Take your time and enjoy it. Unforgettable place.
  • It's a little spot, nestled on both sides of a street - stumbled upon it by chance. Seems like a deity of some sort, and it's covered with moss. People splash water at the deity with a bamboo handle to keep the moss growing.
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