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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

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Reviewed:2020/03/20 Beautiful Temple at night
Very beautiful temple for photo shot. Please come here during night because the view is more beautiful. it is a small open air temple. The location also perfect, inside Dotomburi district.
Reviewed:2020/03/16 Come at night, the lit lanterns are very beautiful
It is a small open-air temple in the busy Dotomburi district. We came upon it while trying to find our reserved restaurant.

At night, the lanterns are all lit up and it was very serene.

The main...
Reviewed:2020/02/20 A bit hard to find - use Google Maps
We were on our own walking tour of attractions in Osaka and we used Google Maps to navigate. This temple was difficult to find, at least for us. If you put it into Google Maps, we could get close but...

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 1-2-16 [map]
Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea
Admission fee free
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          While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country's third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people's openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname "the nation's kitchen."