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Houzanji in Ikoma-city, Nara Prefecture, opened in 1678 in the Edo period and gathered the faith of the Osaka merchant as a god of business. There was also a prayer from the imperial family in Kyoto and Shogun Tokugawa in Edo. Even now it...More
While staying at a ryokan in Mozencho, I walked further up the steps to this temple. It is very serene, one of my favorites that I found visiting Japan, partly because it was a total surprise. On the second day, after a kimono-dressing party, I...More
This Temple is filled with followers and is very active. It is alive with the millions of prayers that are recited at the many Temples that are a party of this Temple complex. If you are tired of hollow temples that are designed for tourists,...More
It doesn't take much to realize that this teaching Temple is historically special, it was built in 1678 on the site of earlier sacred site built by monks in 655.. There are caves behind the buildings on a rock face, are historically significant. The buildings...More
This place is in the middle of a village at the top of the hill so even if you get bored of visiting temples in Japan, the houses builts on slopes offers a nice view. I find this temple is being underrated and don't see...More
This temple is buddhist temple.
This temple stands on a mountain,very beautiful.
Many people go to this temple to play.
Principal image is Fudo-myoo,and many jizos.
Visitor can get a beautiful view on the mountain.
Hozanji is free & open 24 hrs (altho ltd access in early am and late pm). Interesting combo of Shinto, Hindu, & Buddhist with reported hidden treasure of two Ghanesh in carnal embrace. Many places in area to explore if u like walking & looking...More