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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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  • A wonderful place for pause, prayer, and reflection - just a few steps off the main walkways where the crowds and loud shops of Dotombori are usually found
  • A tiny shrine located in the heart of Osaka which is part of the attraction that and the tradition of throwing water in the statue which is the reason for the covering in moss.
  • A special temple located in the center of Dotonbori. The Acala statue is filled with moss since believers will drip the statue with water after making a wish. Photos were took in midnight. You can access the temple 24/7, although there is a office hours for this temple.
  • A small temple in the busy streets and alleys of Dotonbori.
  • Pretty decent place in the middle of Dotonburi. You can get nice photo with much Japanese feel in this place.

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