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[Osu Kannon Temple]

The symbol of Osu, bustling with pious men and women

Osu Kannon is a sacred kannon temple considered one of the three major kannon temples in Japan, and its official name is Kitanosan Shinpukuji Hoshoin Temple. It was built during the Kamakura period in Osugo, Owari Province (present-day Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture) and was moved to Nagoya in 1612. Hence, it is popularly known among local people as "Osu Kannon". The precinct is crowded with visitors every day, especially on the 18th of every month, when a fair for the principal object of worship is held and a host of stalls pop up. After visiting the temple, enjoy shopping and local food in the Osu Shopping District, a shopping arcade where various cultures co-exist.
Posted photos Main "Daihiden Hall", the heart of Osu Kannon where the principle object of worship is enshrined
Two photos Upper The statue of Kobo Daishi, the ascetic monk, near the Deva Gate, lower The Deva Gate, where statues of the Deva kings keep watch
 
Address Osu 2-21-47, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi
Phone +81-52-231-6525 (Japanese only)
Hours 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Holidays Open everyday
Access Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Fushimi Station". Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Tsurumai Line for approx. 2 minutes, alight at "Osu Kannon Station" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.
URL http://www.osu-kannon.jp/

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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