Hozanji; the hodgepodge temple of wealth


Hozanji, a temple an the side of Mount Ikoma, which is the border between Osaka and Nara prefectures. The site upon which the temple was built was used as a training ground for monks as far back as the year 655.

The temple buildings began construction in the 1676. The buildings on the temple grounds reflect a number of different styles. Including Japanese style buildings with a cedar bark roof and flared eaves,


Cliffside statue overlooking the site



Author: Justin

English teacher, matsuri otaku and kendo 4dan.

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