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Hōzen-ji Temple, Osaka

#5 of 320 in Historic Sites in Osaka
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • Very beautiful temple for photo shot. Please come here during night because the view is more beautiful. it is a small open air temple. The location also perfect, inside Dotomburi district.  more »
  • It is a small open-air temple in the busy Dotomburi district. We came upon it while trying to find our reserved restaurant. At night, the lanterns are all lit up and it was very serene. The main.....  more »
  • 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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