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Around Osaka is the Nakayama-dera Temple of Kannon, the Buddhist figure of compassion and pillar of the Buddhist religion loved by all.
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Steel pipes and cement blocks intertwine to mark the entrance to the eight hundred year old temple.
The Ohatsu Tenjin, also called Tsuyunoten, stands as one of the most popular shrines of Osaka . A place with a symbolic past linked to a dramatic love story.
Tenmangû Shrine plays an important role for the people of Osaka. Beyond being the gathering place for the Tenjin Matsuri, it captures the attention as a large Tenjin place of worship.
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
With an architecture free of any continental influence, the buildings of the Sumiyoshi Taisha illustrate the religious of old, a time when Buddhism from China had not yet influenced the Japanese st
Once upon a time there was a prince. Seduced by a new religion, Buddhism from China, he defended it body and soul during a war that shook the country.
Between the sizzling neon lights and frenzy of the Dotonbori district is a street unchanged by time: the Hōzen-ji Yokocho, guardian of the soul of old Osaka .
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