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Address: 2-21-47 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0011, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 52-231-6525

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Urban Plaza with a Twist

on the way back to Nagoya Station I got off at Osu-Kannon station (on the blue subway line). The beauty of this very red temple is that it is amidst a working neighbourhood. And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

on the way back to Nagoya Station I got off at Osu-Kannon station (on the blue subway line). The beauty of this very red temple is that it is amidst a working neighbourhood. And by that I mean, that it does not have its own boundary wall, or isn’t deep in a forest. It acts like a public square, making... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Good for a walk by enroute to the Osu shopping district, there were a lot of 2nd hand "garage sale" type vendors plying their wares in the vicinity. Beautiful and interesteing architecture however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is my fav. Temple in Nagoya. Though I have seen this temple 2 times previously I could not resist to visit it again on the 3rd time. I just like it because is connected at OSU shopping street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Honestly, this temple is not especially grand or unique compared to other temples in Japan. Although I have to say I am not a Japanese so a lot of the religious significance may have been lost in me. It is just a very small temple dedicated to the diety kannon, with a small street street market around the temple. Though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is located close to a shopping area which makes it an interesting stop while you are walking around to shop or eat. Don't forget to stop there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Osukannon temple is a great stop to look around before heading to the Osukannon shopping street. The temple is particularly well situated a few minutes from Osukannon station and it is a beautiful contrast to the modern building surrounding it. Activities include the usual fortune tickets or ringing the bell. Outside, a small shack sells bird feed to feed the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Like a lot of buddhist temples Osukannon is surrounded by modern day buildings and for us was a nice surprise walking out of the huge shopping mall. Whether you are religous or not the temple is worth a short visit and take a moment to contemplate. The pagoda style temple is worthy of a photo for your album, tag the... More 

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Address: 2-21-47 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0011, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 52-231-6525
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya

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