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Osu Kannon
Nagoya Top 6 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
242 Reviews
Temple
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Closed Open from 6:00am-7:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 2 Chome-21-47 Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Official website: http://www.osu-kannon.jp/
Phone: +81-52-2316525

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Ōsu Kannon Temple is one of my favorite places in Nagoya. Other It is such a popular temple in the city that many people visit it during holidays. They also have a lot of Doves flying around, and people can choose to feed them. During holidays and local festivals, the temple grounds usually have Food Stalls lining up. Foods in these food stalls are quite affordable. The best thing about visiting Ōsu Kannon is the fact that the Ōsu Kannon shopping district is just right next to it. So basically, you can go shopping right after you marvel at the beauty of the temple. How convenient is that?

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  • y1q1n
    y1q1n
    Singapore, Singapore
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    Near the shopping district

    We pop by the temple because it marks the entrance of the shopping district that we wanted to explore. Temple complex is small and not really a must visit for us but since we are around the corner, we...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584740256000+0800)/
  • GanL
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    Compassion

    The temple is dedicated to Avalokitesvara, the Great Compassion of Kannon. Avalokitesvara offers compassion which is of infinite benefit and is thus venerable to all people. People come here to pay ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572999417000+0800)/
  • lyho01
    lyho01
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    Temple near Osu Shopping Street and interesting puppet clock

    Temple that is smaller that I thought but has a lot of ground to move around. The temple is near Osu Shopping and right next to it you will find a mechanical puppet clock. At certain hours of the day ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1571448962000+0800)/
  • Z969SQjohnc
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    Buddhist Temple - gateway to Osu Kannon Shopping Center

    Came to visit Nagoya’s famous buddhist temple. Aside from taking some picture, ended up shopping in the famous Osu Kannon Shopping Area. The temple was full of people as there was an on going ceremony...

    Reviewed on /Date(1570059539000+0800)/
  • belgaicas
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    Disappointed

    After spending time at Atsuta Shrine and Honmaru Palace - this lovely old temple was a bit of a let down. A bit scruffy and too many pigeons!

    Reviewed on /Date(1568938031000+0800)/

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Introduction

Osu Kannon Temple, also known as the Shinfu Temple, is the starting point for the development of Osu Shopping Street. The official name is “Beisheng Temple of Beiyeshan Zhenfu Temple”. It was originally in Dagu, and after Tokugawa Ieya was built in Nagoya, the whole temple was sent. The building moved to Dazu here. The surrounding city street front door town has also become a lively shopping district. During the Second World War, Nagoya was attacked by air and the temple was not spared. The Great Sorrow and the Five-storied Pagoda in the courtyard were built in the Edo period.
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