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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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  • It would be easy to miss this tiny temple, but that would be your loss. Hidden in a maze of alley ways, and surrounded by shops and restaurants, this beautiful shrine has a sacred aura and I was moved...  more »
  • It is very close to Dotonbori, but there are not many people. Mossy water-splash steadfast son is no longer the art of moss. Several people lined up to get to know each other. It was morning, so we could visit without waiting that much. Is it profitable? The person who wrote the red seal seemed to be good, and it was made to hear the conversation with the worshipper beside and to be warm. Unlike a large temple and shrine, it was a temple full of people's feeling stopping by comfortably.
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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.
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