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Hozen-ji Temple

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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1-2-16 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While in Dotonbori, we walked the narrow lanes and stumbled upon the Hozenji-temple. As we were there in the morning, there were no crowds. The temple is a small neat place and it was a unique experience seeing the moss covered Buddha statue.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LP0700
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Witness the the Buddha statue filled with green moss. A unique sight. Located right in the heart of the city shopping belt. A good breakaway from the city crowd. Historical value. Worth visiting

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank joongyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This temple was different from others we visited as it had a water shrine. It is a small temple so suggest it is only worth a quick visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This temple was once famous for one Japanese popular song. Famous but not so attractive to dare to come. Site and buildng are not so large considering its prestige. If you anticipate typical Japanese traditional temple as those in Nara or Kyoto, might cause some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NewYork5555
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Hozen-ji temple is a tranquil spot amidst the craziness of the local area. Peaceful, pretty and miss covers Buddha.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glennharrold
Reviewed September 9, 2018

In the small narrow streets near the main hectic parts of Dotonburi is this peaceful little shrine. It is a nice place to come make merit. You can splash water on the mossy statue of the buddhist spirit representing discipline and firm moral character. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Matt K
Reviewed August 30, 2018

When walking through Hozenji we stumbled on Hozen-ji temple by accident. A nice little temple in a great neighbourhood!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank oscarpetispas
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A small shrine in the middle of Dotonburi - easy to find, quaint and interesting. Pour a splash of water over the each of the deities as the locals do.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnushiaS3
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I was asking around for this temple. A couple of young Japanese who apparently lived nearby were checking their GPS to help me find the temple even though it turned out to be juts 200 meters away. But I was happy to visit this small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stevesudjatmiko
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Today (May 22, 2018 around 17:00), i visited the place 2 have been impressed by its serene appeal. A nice spot to understand the spirit of Japan = calm/harmony is the best - the statue is located just among the hustle-bustle Namba, while emanating such...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Minako I
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