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Hozenji Yokocho
Hozenji Yokocho

Hozenji Yokocho

Free admission
1-2-16 Nanba, Osaka

The basics

Hozenji Yokocho is crammed with restaurants and izakayas (casual Japanese bars) that serve Osaka specialities such as takoyaki (octopus balls), okonomiyaki (crispy pancakes), and ramen. That said, Hozenji Yokocho is a common feature of Osaka food tours, which typically also explore Dotombori and the Namba district. Plus, because the alley lends itself so well to relaxed wanders, its also a staple of Osaka walking tours and evening tours that reveal the alley in all of its lantern-lit beauty.

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Things to know before you go

*The stone-paved path is relatively even and therefore possible for travelers using wheelchairs and strollers to travel on. The alley can however get crowded and limit mobility. *If visiting the moss-covered Fudo-myo statue, bear in mind that its a sacred site—dress appropriately and keep noise to a minimum. *Unlike some of Osaka’s more casual street food alleys, the 60 plus restaurants of Hozenji Yokocho are more on the sophisticated side and are therefore more expensive.

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How to get there

The closest metro station to Hozenji Yokocho is Namba, which is serviced by the Hanshin-Namba and Kintetsu-Nara lines. From Namba, the alley is a 5-minute walk.

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When to get there

Though the restaurants in Hozenji Yokocho are generally open throughout the day, the best time to visit the alley is after sunset, when the paper lanterns emit an atmospheric glow over the cobbles. This is also when the bars comes to life.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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