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Hozenji Yokocho, Osaka

#4 of 320 in Historic Sites in Osaka
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · 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. Our Osaka online trip itinerary planner makes visiting Hozenji Yokocho and other Osaka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • If you ever visit Osaka, it is worth to walk around the alleys. It is a nice place to spend some time, as it is full of restaurants that offer traditional japanese food.  more »
  • Strange find in the middle of a shopping street. Narrow alleyways with lots of tea rooms, walking tours are available and you can go in the tea rooms but there are so many rules and Japanese...  more »
  • Sounds better than it is. Haven't tried any restaurants here but feel that this Street wasn't much different to many others, except for the cobblestone
  • Must have a walk there to fell old Japanese atmosphere

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