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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Hozenji Yokocho

An area located in the busy district of Minami, but still retaining the tranquil Naniwa atmosphere. Within Yokocho are long-standing Japanese restaurants, bars, okonomi-yaki (Japanese pancake) restaurants and kushi-katsu (skewered and fried meats and vegetables) restaurants.

Basic information

This narrow, stone-paved lane next to Dotombori Street feels like the Osaka of olden days―of hundreds of years ago. Cozy and quaint, lined on both sides with small food shops and cafes, it earned instant fame with Sakunosuke Oda's novel "Meoto Zenzai" (Sweet Bean Broth for Two). It is also famous for its moss-covered Fudo-myo statue, known as Mizukake Fudo. You will find a signboard with calligraphy written by the third Harudani Katsura on the east gate, and by Kambi Fujiyama on the west gate. The beautiful stone-paved pathways here, and the moss-covered Buddhist figure, represent the cultured aspects of Osaka.

  • Location

    〒 542-0076 Around 1 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
  • Closed

    Varies by location
  • Open

    Varies by location
  • Directions

    5-minute walk from Namba Station on the Nankai and Kintetsu Railways and Osaka Metro Midosuji and Sennichimae Lines
  • URL

    http://houzenji.jp/yoko.html
  • Restaurant Available

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