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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs
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Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“red bridge” (13 reviews)
“local train” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6672-0753
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a pretty shrine, but it's hard to get to. You have to take a street car to get there and it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere. There isn't much to do other than look at the bridge, unless you want to...More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This shrine is well worth a visit. It is the nicest shrine in Osaka and very beautiful. It has both a unique bridge and some unique architecture.It is a peaceful garden even if there always is a lot of visitors. The Shrine is easily accessible...More

Thank seven39
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see attraction when visiting Osaka. The bridge makes for great photos, and the area around the shrine is very peaceful to walk around. This place is not very crowded too, which is great! The shrine area is free to enter.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shrine was a pleasant surprise. I was amazed by its beauty, and I was lucky to visit this place without so many people around. The view of this place is just beautiful. Easy access from the train station (literally a 30-second walk). I would...More

Thank terramurie
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Founded in 211, it enshrines three gods. A must place to go and see but I struck it lucky one day of the year they have a big ceramony and I was there but apart from that, a great place which is surrounded by 600...More

Thank woebetide
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We came to Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine on 1st Jan 2017 and 1st Jan 2018 for hatsumode and to participate in the most important holiday of the year. Although the crowd was intense, but crowd-control was great and everyone was very polite and calm - no...More

Thank keljinc
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My first experience doing a Countdown in one of Osaka's well-known shrines. There were temporary stalls selling quick eats like Jap BBQ stuff, Jap noodles, mini cake balls etc along with trinkets & fun fair games where you can have a bit of fun n...More

Thank May Ping C
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Serene surroundings though it was drizzling with umbrellas all over the grounds. Seeing that we are only into the first week of the New Year, it makes sense. We made our prayers and I got a fortune slip but I have absolutely no idea what...More

Thank lemaharaja
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

before going here I will suggest (if you don't have the info) to read about the shrine in Japan, then you can understand and be part of something very pleasant. you will find believers praying to their spirits, you will find locals wearing kimonos for...More

Thank veronica a
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

One of osaka's most known locations. Although a little difficult to access by transportations (got a little disturbed by local train access), bu worth a short visit. You can spend there 30 min to an hour.

1  Thank Mohammed O
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Vanessa S
5 June 2017|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This shrine is not strict to shoot pics.
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Chin Y
17 November 2016|
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Response from JLOW111 | Reviewed this property |
Half an hour is plenty, there is very little to see.
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13 November 2015|
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Response from PagesofTravel | Reviewed this property |
What type of luggage do you have? I don't remember there specifically being any lockers in the facility but there may be some in the Sumiyoshi Taisha station that is within walking distance! If you have a backpack you will... More
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