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Hozenji Yokocho, Osaka

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Historic Walking Area Landmark
Taste the old days of Osaka at Hozenji Yokocho, set in a narrow stone-paved lane of the city’s bohemian quarter. An Edo-era row with gastropubs, cafes, and nearby old theaters, the alley makes a popular spot to sample the city's nightlife and taste some great food. Smell incense wafting from the Hozen shrine tucked in the alley off the busy main streets, and see the famous mossy Buddha, the "kami" of fury, now fully covered in moss. Stop for a prayer, pour water over statues, or find an eatery and hunt for souvenirs along the alley, which sits 5 minutes walk from Namba station, exit 14. Put Hozenji Yokocho at the forefront of your travel plans using our Osaka vacation planner.
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  • Because of the water that is splashed on the statues they are covered with a thick green carpet of moss. Very nice to go see when your are in Dotonbori.  more »
  • Hozenji Yokocho and Mizukake Fudo of Hozenji temple are certainly among the symbols of Osaka. It is absolutely free to enter. Since it is very close to a popular pedestrian street of Shinsaibashi, it ...  more »
  • An oasis in the middle of madness. Nothing special just an old style street with a small shrine and a nice moss-covered Buddha.  more »
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  • Great value and service. Yummy too!
  • Nice cosy and quiet, very friendly to foreigners but not a lot of tourists. Great tasting food. Definitely pop in for a bite and a beer if you're in the area.
  • Very tasty okonomyaki! The staff are quite friendly too. A must go!
  • A hidden gem. Amazing okonomiyaki at an even better price. Efficient service and authentic experience .
  • They have great food and the staffs were friendly. Worth to visit one more time.