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Hozen-ji Temple法善寺


Hozen-ji Temple is a Jodo (Pure Land) Buddhist temple in Osaka City that is famous for the moss-covered statue of the deity Fudo that worshippers pour water over. The Temple is said to have originally been located in Kitayama Village, Uji District, before being moved to its present site in 1637. Within the Temple, there is a statue of Nishimuki Fudo-son (Aryacanalatha) and a hall dedicated to Konpira (Kumbhira, the guardian deity of seafarers); the Temple is often filled with the scent of the incense sticks offered by worshippers. It is believed that pouring water over the moss-covered statue of Nishimuki Fudo-son can bring a wide range of benefits for the worshippers, including success in business or in love, and as a result the Temple is visited by many local shopkeepers, and by many tourists.


Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 1-2-16 (Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea)

phone 0662114152

Admission fee free

Review of Hozen-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/12/29 Small. Nice temple
This is slightly hidden but worth the find. You can go in for free. Watch others do the ritual and then you can try. You can add your own prayer for small donation. Worth the find.
Reviewed:2019/10/23 Gem in city
We would have missed it if not our local friends who walked us to the temple. Its a lovely shrine right in the middle of the busiest part of Osaka
Reviewed:2019/09/30 Tiny temple hidden in a back alley
It would be easy to miss this tiny temple, but that would be your loss. Hidden in a maze of alley ways, and surrounded by shops and restaurants, this beautiful shrine has a sacred aura and I was...

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 1-2-16 [ map ]
Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea
Admission fee free
open everyday
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