Hosho-in (Osu Kannon), Nagoya

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A modest, red-lacquered Buddhist temple, Hosho-in (Osu Kannon) remains known for its monthly flea market and profusion of pigeons. Originally built in the 17th century, the temple was unfortunately destroyed and had to be rebuilt in 1970s. Interestingly, it holds the only copy of the Kojiki--ancient chronicles of Japanese history and mythology--though the document remains out of public view. Take advantage of the photo opportunities among the pigeons and picturesque architecture. On the 18th of every month you can hunt for souvenirs at the flea market. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hosho-in (Osu Kannon) by using our Nagoya trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Ôsu Kannon Temple is part of the Shingon Buddhist sect and is located in the center of Nagoya, is not an unmissable attraction, if you are nearby it is worthwhile to visit.
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  • It's like a small park connected to the alleywhere The Ellis Souvenir or Seria, so it's a lot of local and touristy. Where to visit The Osu Market
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  • A huge temple at the end of the shopping arcade. There is a Pidgeon feeding area by the front where you can purchase a platter of feed. Be careful as the Pidgeons are very friendly. The temple itself is beautiful and worth a visit for some great photos.
  • My favourite place in Nagoya. A lot of festivals take place there. There are many shops to buy from. I just live everything about Osu district.
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