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Hōzen-ji Temple, Osaka

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Landmark Religious Site
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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The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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  • Just hidden at the back of Dontonbori a little spot of peacefulness in the middle of a very busy city. Very nice great for photos. Nice to learn the right things to do in order to be respectful and pr...  more »
  • We visited as it was near our restaurant we had booked. There were many locals and it was interesting to see the rituals that they performed.  more »
  • If you are exploring around and want to see something unique and local I recommend to you to visit it.  more »
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  • Pretty decent place in the middle of Dotonburi. You can get nice photo with much Japanese feel in this place.
  • 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.
  • A small temple in the heart of a shopping district. Check out the algae covered statue in its center.
  • interesting place with green god statue because of water service
  • Small temple with too many people, but beatiful.