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Shinshu Buddhist Otani-ha Sect Namba Betsuin Temple (Minami Mido)

Popularly known by its nickname, Minami no Mido-san or "the southern temple." The temple is closely connected to the community, with a wide variety of events and socially-conscious courses on Buddhism.

Basic information

The 12th high priest of Honganji Temple, Kyonyo, constructed Otani Honganji Temple in the area of Watanabe in 1596. It was later moved to its present location in 1598. Until the construction of Higashi Honganji Temple in Kyoto in 1602, it acted as the principal sacred site of the Shinshu Buddhist Otani-ha sect. After its destruction due to war in 1945, it was rebuilt in 1961. It is also home to a monument inscribed with the final work of renowned poet Matsuo Basho.

  • address

    4-1-11 Kyutaromachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0056
  • general participation

    Urabon-e festival, Minami Mido Bon-odori dance, Ho-onko ritual, Joya no Kane bell ritual
  • fax

    06-6251-1868
  • tel

    06-6251-5820
  • holiday

    No designated days closed
  • open

    6:00 - 16:00
  • prices

    Free
  • transport

    5-minute walk from Hommachi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line
  • url

    http://minamimido.jp/

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