open7:00 - 18:00
Said to have been built during the reign of the 33rd emperor while Shitennoji Temple was under construction, Prince Shotoku established this shrine in memory of his uncle, the 32nd emperor of Japan. Horikoshi is one of Shitennoji's seven shrines.There was a beautiful canal to the south of the premises until the Meiji period. They say the shrine was named "Horikoshi" because visitors to the shrine had to cross (koshi) the canal (hori).The ancient "Kubotsu Oji" shrine is also located on the shrine grounds. Although the shrine faces busy Tanimachi-suji, it has a number of trees - some of which are hundreds of years old - that make the shrine itself a very quiet place. The people of Osaka even have a saying about the historically beloved shrine, "The god of Horikoshi will grant you a once in a lifetime wish."
address1-8 Chausuyamacho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, 543-0063
transportRoughly a 10-15 minute walk from JR Tennoji Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji, Tanimachi, and JR Lines, and from Abenobashi Station on the Kintetsu Line