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Kitanosan Sinpuku-ji Hosho-in (Osu Kannon Temple)北野山 真福寺 宝生院(大須観音)


Located in the Osu district of Nagoya City’s Naka Ward, this temple belonging to the Shingon Chisan sect is said to be one of Japan’s three hallowed grounds of Kannon, the deity of mercy. It is also well-known under the name Osu-Kannon. The temple was constructed as Shinpuku-ji in 1333 in what is now Gifu Prefecture’s Hashima City, and was moved to its present site in 1612. The vermillion hondo (main temple) is a symbol of Osu and is known as the “Osu Bunko” (library) for its collection of some 15,000 old books including Japan’s oldest manuscript of the “Kojiki” (Records of Ancient Matters), a National Treasure, and the “Shomonki” (The Chronicle of Masakado), which is an Important Cultural Property.


Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Osu 2-21-47 (NagoyaArea)

phone 0522316525

Open 24 hours

Review of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon)

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Reviewed:2018/09/29 Nice temple in the midst of a neat shopping area
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...
Reviewed:2018/07/08 Visit the antique swap meet!
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...
Reviewed:2018/06/11 Next to Osu Shopping Street
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...

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Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Osu 2-21-47 [ map ]
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          Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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