Hozenji Yokocho

Attraction 1 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0076, Japan Published on: 28-07-2016

1 hours 30 mins
06:00 PM
07:30 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Family
Food
Restaurant
People watching (street)
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Hozenji Yokocho, a narrow alley by the Hozenji temple, exudes traditional Naniwa atmosphere which is totally different from the busy Dotonbori district. This alley was originally a part of Hozenji, a temple of the Jodo sect of Tenryuzan.

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Why Hozenji Yokocho is special ?

Hozenji Yokocho, a narrow alley by the Hozenji temple, exudes traditional Naniwa atmosphere which is totally different from the busy Dotonbori district. This alley was originally a part of Hozenji, a temple of the Jodo sect of Tenryuzan. In Edo Period, Japanese teahouses and market stalls opened inside the temple ground for people visiting the temple. These stalls eventually developed into the Yokocho as we know now. In the air raids during the WWII, both Hozenji-temple and the Hozenji Yokocho was burned down. Nevertheless, Hozenji Yokocho came back as an entertainment area after the war. This area is full of tourists during the day. There are a number of restaurants serving traditional Japanese food, Italian, French, as well as pubs and snack bars. In the evening, office ladies finished their work and come here for Italian or French cuisine, while late at night, white-collar workers come for a second round drink. Harkening back to the quieter, more intimate Osaka of the 19th century, small food shops and historic souvenir purveyors lie under paper lanterns on each side of the narrow, stone-paved lane.

How to get to Hozenji Yokocho?

5 min. from "Namba Sta." (exit No.14) of Subway Midosuji Line, Sennichimae Line, "Osaka Namba Sta." of Kintetsu railway

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Duration
6.0 days
Estimated
146.26 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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The guy who welcome us spoke good English and gave us an English menu. we settled in our cosy booth and he explained the different cuts of beef. We wanted more American steak style than the thinly sliced Japanese style, which he kindly obliged. It was a simple dinner, where we could appreciate the different taste and texture of the meat. We read about those cows which are fed beer and undergo massages, we have to say the taste of the cuts beef were all unique, we cooked and ate the different cuts with nothing but salt to appreciate them better, and gave them justice.

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大阪の日本橋近くにあります。情緒あります。近くには美味しいお店がたくさん並んでいるので、単なる観光だけでなく、食事にも行けます。おすすめですよ。

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表通りのガチャガチャした感じが嘘のような一角。秩序だった雰囲気が感じられるのは、毎日手入れをなさる方が居られるから。ここもまた大阪の一面だと発見したときには、それまでよりも大阪の街を好きになることでしょう。

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The guy who welcome us spoke good English and gave us an English menu. we settled in our cosy booth and he explained the different cuts of beef. We wanted more American steak style than the thinly sliced Japanese style, which he kindly obliged. It was a simple dinner, where we could appreciate the different taste and texture of the meat. We read about those cows which are fed beer and undergo massages, we have to say the taste of the cuts beef were all unique, we cooked and ate the different cuts with nothing but salt to appreciate them better, and gave them justice.

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