Ikoma Mountain Shoten-san Temple
The official name is Hozanji Temple in the Ikoma Mountain.
But a lot of Japanese people called it Shoten-san.
Shoten is one of the God to protect the Buddha and Buddist.
Many people call it nicknamed Shoten-san.
(san is the title of the name, like Mr. and Mrs.)
This place is nice Mountain side and very close to Osaka city.
You can enjoy Nature and special temple buildings.
About 30 minute by Train and Cable car.
Round trip ticket fee Kintetsu line
: Osaka Uehonmachi to Ikoma = 800 yen
Round trip Cable car ticket fee
: Torii-mae station to Hozanji station = 580 yem
Fee of Café= 200 yen
I bought a candle and an incense stick.
(Total about 2000 yen)
Tour time: About 3 Hour to 4 Hour
I started Kintetsu Osaka Uehonmachi station.
(You can start Kintetsu Osaka Namba station)
Take a train of the Nara line (Rapid Expless)
There is the platform in basement.
The red line is a landmark.
Osaka Uehonmachi station to Ikoma station is about 15 minute by Rapid Expless.
When you arrive Ikoma Station, changed to a cable car.
Ikoma Cable car Station
It is oldest cable car line in Japan.
Take it about 6 minute.
Arrive Hozanji Station.
Leave the ticket gate.
Put the ticket in this box.
Nobody on gate.
Please turn to left.
It is a nostalgic landscape for Japanese people.
You can see this gate and go to through it.
Let’s go up lots of stairs!!
I saw the torii gate.
I arrived Shoten-san Temple.