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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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Osu Kannon (大須観音, Ōsu Kannon) is a popular Buddhist temple in Nagoya. . We learned that this temple was originally built during the Kamakura Period near Kuwabara-cho, Osu, Gifu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple is hidden among the shopping streets. The temple was huge. We didnt find it particularly interesting. Maybe if we had read more about it or had a guide it may change our impression of the temple.

Thank StephNgoi
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The problem with the temples is that after a while they start to lose their thrill. Still I was glad that we went to take a couple of photos.

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Look into when the Sunday markets are- it was a sheer fluke we went when we did. The temple itself was nothing different to the usual, but the wares sold outside and nearby were worth the trip. We got some amazing bargains at the markets!

Thank Rebecca N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Osu Kannon (大須観音, Ōsu Kannon) is a popular Buddhist temple in Nagoya. . We learned that this temple was originally built during the Kamakura Period near Kuwabara-cho, Osu, Gifu Prefecture It was subsequently relocated to its present location in 1612, by Tokugawa Ieyasu when Nagoya Castle was constructed. The buildings were largely destroyed in World War 2, and was rebuilt,... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited this most famous Kannon temple in Nagoya this early spring. The temple grounds are full of shops and stalls selling religious ornaments and souvenirs. Enter the temple and pay a bow to the Kannon, just follow the locals praying gesture.

Thank WilliamLow
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

A traditional place of worship by Buddhist. Adjacent to Osu shopping street and close to subway station. It's worth it to visit the place.

Thank Manolito M
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 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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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

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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