I first learned about Hozenji Yokocho whilst watching YouTube videos about Osaka before my first trip to Japan. I instantly knew it was going to be one of my favorite places in Osaka and sure enough, it was.
In Japanese, Yokocho means “side street” or “alley”. So Hozenji yokocho is basically a very small alley right besides Dotonbori. Here you will find small restaurants on each side of the stone-paved street as well as a little temple called Hozenji. This temple is famous for it’s moss-covered Fudo-myo statue. For a quick break from the crowds of Dotonbori, just hop over to Hozenji Yokocho.