Nagoya Travel : Osu Kannon (大須観音) Temple

One of the very popular Buddhist Ttemple in Nagoya is Osu Kannon (大須観音) Temple. Located in the central of Nagoya, Osu Kannon (大須観音) Temple was was originally built in the neighboring Gifu Prefecture but was later moved to its current site in 1612 after the original temple had been repeatedly damaged by flood.

The wooden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy is the main object of worship at the temple. Shinpukuji Library containing over 15,000 classic Japanese and Chinese texts is located underneath the main hall of Osu Kannon (大須観音) Temple.

There is flea market held on the temple ground on the 18th and 28th of every month. There are around 60 stalls selling from souvenirs to antiques.

Beside the temple is the entrance to Osu Shopping Arcade, a charming yet aging covered shopping streets filled with shops and restaurants.

To get there, you can take the subway on Tsurumai Subway Line and get down on Osu Kannon Station. Osu Kannon (大須観音) Temple is only a few steps away.

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