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Osu Kannon – Nagoya

Posted in Japanese Traditions, Places by tokyobling on May 21, 2011

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!

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  1. amblerangel said, on May 22, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Love these! It’s so hard to get pics of the inside of the Temples – well- for mere mortals like myself.


    • tokyobling said, on May 27, 2011 at 1:09 am

      Thank you! It pays to get up early in the morning to see these rituals. If possible, you should do a round of the temples in Kamakura some morning, try to arrive at 6 in the morning, get off Kita-Kamakura station and see how many temples you can visit! It’s good to be there before the tourists arrive..!


  2. Timi said, on May 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

    It is really beautiful:)I love the cat too:3like a guardian for the temple


    • tokyobling said, on May 27, 2011 at 1:19 am

      Thank you Timi! That cat was quite pampered by the stream of little monks coming out to feed it and pet it…. (^-^)


  3. rommel said, on November 23, 2011 at 5:23 am

    More temple tags please. Hehe 😀


    • tokyobling said, on November 24, 2011 at 12:38 am

      More temple tags coming up in the coming weeks Sir! (^-^)


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