Osu Kannon – Nagoya
Naturally I didn’t pass up on any chances to visit the “it” temples of Nagoya when I was there earlier this month. One of the most famous buddhist temples in Nagoya must be the Osu Kannon (大須観音), a large temple located in the middle of the famous tourist attraction, Osu Shopping Streets. If you haven’t been to Nagoya it’s roughly similar to Asakusa in Tokyo, but more like the covered arcades popular in most cities in Western Japan, like Osaka and Kyoto for example. The temple building itself is from the 1970′s, but the history of the temple goes back to the 14th century. I took some very touristy photos, and made sure I went there early in the morning to avoid the afternoon tourist rush. More about the Osu area later!