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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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  • August 15, 2017
    Outside view quite unremarkable, but this location serves not find Ming Wang SI 廟 quite hot NAO, Club Med after the wonderful blessing of every person with a ladle of water to statues of Po, the original data in the future says this can mean Prada 願.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This year, there is not a complete rather than calm gentleman. There are so many floating population in excess of space, blows. Typically, you think the ambiance of a gentleman. :)
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  • August 2, 2017
    Known in the business, "water 不動さん" of familiar names. MOSS always growing notebooks to the Acala. You guys are over the water.
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  • May 30, 2017
    Pretty decent place in the middle of Dotonburi. You can get nice photo with much Japanese feel in this place.
  • April 10, 2017
    We decided to drop by this place since it was one of the highly recommended places to visit and due to its proximity to the Dotomburi/Namba area, where all the night action in Osaka were found. The temple is a good detour to visit if you're around the Dotomburi/Namba and looking for a little tranquility, but it is not worth making the trip down just for the temple. Slightly bigger than the size of a master bedroom, there is not much to see here aside from the moss covered deity and usual wooden board messages that adorn Japanese shrines or temples. The area surrounding the temple, which I guess is a part of Namba/Dotomburi is worth the visit though. So if you're in the area at night doing some shopping or food hunting, you might want to consider passing through the temple just to take a look. Perhaps have a change in environment from the busy shopping streets. Otherwise, this is not a must-visit.
  • June 22, 2017
    A small temple in the heart of a shopping district. Check out the algae covered statue in its center.
  • April 19, 2017
    interesting place with green god statue because of water service
  • March 20, 2017
    Small temple with too many people, but beatiful.

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