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Hozan-ji Temple

1-1 Monzencho, Ikoma 630-0266, Nara Prefecture
+81 743-73-2006
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Loved this temple

While staying at a ryokan in Mozencho, I walked further up the steps to this temple. It is very... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
via mobile
Magnificent Massive Shingon Temple

This Temple is filled with followers and is very active. It is alive with the millions of prayers... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Ikoma, Japan
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1-1 Monzencho, Ikoma 630-0266, Nara Prefecture
+81 743-73-2006
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank snowy_and_sunny
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

Thank Ikomasan
Reviewed 16 September 2016

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

1  Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

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

Thank John G
Reviewed 20 January 2012

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. try it!

1  Thank oshima/masara
Reviewed 25 September 2011

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

2  Thank ocean_paige
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