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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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  • Tucked away behind huge chain stores and restaurants, the peaceful atmosphere of this shrine seems almost out of place. The gap is really interesting and charming! This shrine is dedicated to people w...  more »
  • Radically bordering on the hustle and bustle of Dotonbori, the area around Hozen-ji was disturbed only by the (many) cats present. This temple is prized by the workers of the mizu shobai ("water trade") who come to sprinkle the statue of Fudô-myôô before going to work.
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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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