Hōzen-ji Temple in Osaka

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  • Hōzen-ji Temple With The Mizukake Fudo-son Buddhist Statue

  • Osaka West Gate Of The Hōzen-ji Temple

  • Hōzen-ji Temple In Namba, Chou-ku, Osaka

  • Hōzen-ji Temple In Namba, Chou-ku, Osaka

  • Hōzen-ji Temple In Namba, Chou-ku, Osaka

  • Osaka Hōzen-ji Temple Hanging Lanterns

  • Display Near The Hōzen-ji Temple In Osaka

  • Hōzen-ji Temple In Osaka

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Facts & Figures

The Hozenji Temple (Hozenji Yokocho) is a small Buddhist temple next to the busy Dotombori Street. The temple got some fame through the novel "Meoto Zenzai" from Sakunosuke Oda. Best Ryokans in Osaka Explore Ryokans in Osaka >
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The popular moss-covered Fudo-myoo statue there stands for one of the five guardians (Wisdom Kings) of Buddhism. The temple is a great place for some minutes of inner peace. Before you leave the temple do not forget to check out the calligraphy from Harudani Katsura (signboard at east gate) and Kambi Fujiyama (signboard at west gate).

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Hozenji Temple was built in 1637. After World War 2 only the Fudo-myoo statue survived the attacks. But the whole temple area was soon reconstructed by the Osaka people.


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Hozenji Temple is located in the middle of Hozenji Yokocho, an alley located in Namba district, Chuo-ku (ward) in Osaka.

How to get to Hozenji Temple?

  • 5min from Namba Station (Exit 14) served by Midosuji and Sennichimae Subway Line
  • 5min from Osaka Namba Station served by Kintetsu Line

Sightseeing spots


Fudo-myoo statue - represents one of the five Myoo (Wisdom Kings)

Hozenji Yokocho Alley - more than 60 izakaya´s and restaurants are loacted along this alley, enjoy the atmosphere from the old days there

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Tenjin Matsuri Festival (24th till 25th)
Osaka’s greatest traditional festival (over 1000 years old) and ranked as one of the top 3 festivals in Japan. Enjoy spectecular processions on land and in the water, great fireworks and a unique atmosphere created by the traditional costumes and music. My must-see recommendation for you.


Hozenji Yokocho Festival (10th - 11th)
Enjoy this festival dedicated to the real/essence of Naniwa (Osaka). Visit a Bunraku play (Japanese puppet show), rakugo performance (storytelling) and try some delicious food there.

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