Commonly known as “Mizukake-fudosan”, this spot is covered in moss and welcomes visitors coming to pour water on its sacred statue.
This restaurant aims to deliver an authentic “revolving” sushi experience. Take in the relaxing Japanese atmosphere surrounded by the feelings of Kyoto.
Nestled nostalgically beside Hozenji’s Mizukake-fudo, this shop passes down the warmhearted spirit of “Naniwa” and is loved by all who visit.
No matter what your request, this deity will provide its blessings and support. Particularly through the practice of pouring water, this site is said to bring prosperity in the “water trade” – or nighttime entertainment businesses – and the two childlike figures in front represent a couple, offering good luck in matchmaking. The fierce expression of the statue is also believed to ward off evil and bad spirits and traditionally is set amongst fire to symbolize purifying the hearts of all living things.
Before the war, water was offered simply as the treasured source from which all life springs. However, one day a woman came entreating the deity of Mizukake-fudo to answer her sincere prayers and poured water on the statue in the process. This practice later spread among the people of Osaka and is now a long-followed tradition.
While offering the experience of conveyor belt sushi, this shop delivers a quality that is second-to-none in the world of sushi and
is set in a traditional atmosphere with only counter seating available.
Come and fully savor a delicious moment in this charming space.
CHOJIRO lets you enjoy authentic and exciting sushi for a reasonable price.
Here, you can eat sushi that is freshly prepared by our master chefs right before your eyes.
From traditional sushi delicacies to originally crafted delights, we offer a rich selection of options. Our menu features items prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients.
We have set up a multi-language touch panel to assist you with your orders and ensure you do not get lost in translation.
As the Chinese characters in its name suggest,
Meotozenzai is food that brings good fortune
and harmonious relationships to couples who eat it together.
Created over 130 years ago, Meotozenzai is a traditional Japanese sweet that lets you taste the refined flavors of Japan.
Zenzai is a Japanese sweet made from Adzuki red beans that have been simmered in sugar. Meotozenzai is a zenzai dish that is separated into two bowls for eating. This dish can be eaten together with shio-kombu –seaweed cooked in soy sauce – for an even more delectable experience.
A novel has been written on the theme of Meotozenzai that was later turned into a movie. From this, we can see the dish has been close to the hearts of Japanese from long ago.
We offer original items that can only be found at Meotozenzai as well as take-away zenzai treats that can be eaten at home.
1-2-16, Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka city, 542-0076, Japan
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Hozenji has a secret entrance waiting to be discovered. See if you can find it during your visit!