Hozen-ji Yokocho

Hozen-ji Yokocho © Iry

Hozen-ji Yokocho

Hozen-ji Yokocho is a narrow street in Nanba, Osaka. It is located to the north of Hozen-ji and is 80 meters long and only three meters wide. It was originally more residential, but the number of shops increased to what is today with mainly all shops. The street became famous after it appeared in a novel, Meoto-zenzai, which was written by Sakunosuke Oda during the Showa Period (1926–1989). Many visitors are still visiting the street because of this novel.

Walking around Hozen-ji Yokocho

Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stroll through Hozen-ji Yokocho. There are two streets, one running to the east and the other to the west. Although it is located in Minami-Osaka (south part of Osaka), it is far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Many restaurants have been here for a long time, for example, Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) restaurants, Kushikatsu (pork cutlets on skewers) restaurants, Italian restaurants, French restaurants, bars, and so on. Because of all these different restaurants and bars there are always people on the street, both during the day and at night. 


Train: The nearest train station is Namba Station of the Osaka Municipal Subway on the Yotsuhashi Line, Midosuji Line, Sennichimae Line, and Nankai Dentetsu Nankai Line. Osaka Namba Station on Kinki Nihon Tetsudo Nara Line and JR Namba Station are nearby as well.

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Description: Hozen-ji Yokocho

Sights Hozen-ji Yokocho (法善寺横丁)
Address 1-2-16 Nanba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Phone / Fax Phone: 06-6211-4152
Duration 1Hour(s)
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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