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Hosho-in (Osu Kannon)

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2-21-47 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0011, Aichi Prefecture
+81 52-231-6525
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

A very old and major temple located at the end of the osu shopping street. Lots of photo opportunities. Strangely there are a lot of pigeons here (which is uncommon as crows seem to be the common birds in this part of japan), which gives...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed December 12, 2018

A pretty Buddhist temple that is rather famous in Nagoya. Good introduction to temples that are typically seen in Japan. Located near a shopping district.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The temple was very nice and a good stop either before or after shopping at Osu shopping street. The temple is very picturesque and provided another glimpse of the unique Japanese culture. It costs nothing but the time and memories are worthwhile if you're in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank godzilla313
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The Antique swap meet falls on the 18th and 28 th of each month! It was cool to see the various vendors selling their goods! Got luck and got some Kikaida and Kamen Rider photos. Bought a 70s toy tin gun that still shoots sparks!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jay22200
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We came here by accident as the taxi driver drop us here when we wanted to go to Osu Shopping Street. One of the many typical Temple in Japan. This is a small one. You can pay this a visit before proceeding to Osu Shopping...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RobertChew-MY
Reviewed June 6, 2018

This is a good short stop-over for Kannon followers and temple architecture fans. A well-known worship place for the locals. The shopping arcade next to it hosts merchants selling local handcraft merchandises and local delicacies.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ryanteo
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Easy accessible by subway. Temple is not big but nice to visit. There is a small shopping arcade right next to the temple.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AliceChui
Reviewed May 20, 2018

It is a temple dedicated to Kannon, a bodhisattva also known as the Goddess of Mercy. The temple is easily accessible by subway and there is a bustling shopping street next to the temple. The temple itself is great for watching people and admiring traditional...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank autumncs
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is perhaps one of Nagoya's oldest temples and it shows. The temple needs some upkeep and restoration. The painting of the exterior is faded and the surroundings is not very clean. In contrast, the inside of the temple is beautiful in gold color!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Dr_Bingcarlos
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

The temple is OK, hidden among modern buildings. Regardless, it maintains some level of spirituality and intimacy. Very close to it I found another very intimate place (not rated on TripAdvisor though). Fuji Sengen Shrine. Very very nice! Worth the quick extra walk through the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank pieroinusa
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