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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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Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the cruise ship excursion was to go to this Shrine Park. This is actually a collection of several shrines, some founded in the year 211. A beautiful arched bridge, garden and architecture can be appreciated here. However do not take picture of the...More

Thank DERtravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Same another Shrine in Japan. Just a place that the Japanese like to visit, culture of them and quiet place.

Thank maleehua
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit. Nice and peaceful temple. Praying in Japanese way. Take a cab from Tennojiekimae cost around 200 yen.

Thank Uyen T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to escape the city come and visit here. It is a peaceful place to visit and no cost to enter. Wander around the shinto shrine and enjoy the surrounds. Good picture opportunities. It is still an active place of worship for Japanese....More

Thank Kylie S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This whole site was wonderful not only to see but experience. There certainly wasn't a crowd there but enough worshippers to see various rituals 'displayed' and get a feeling for how the shrine is important and integrated into everyday life. We were lucky and had...More

11  Thank paug178
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a must. No entry fee to explore the stunning bridge and temples. Quite a large area to roam and explore. We came on a day when there was a rice festival. It was incredible to see so many people in the one...More

Thank Nichole H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This shrine is very popular in the Kansai region, it is said that the number of visitors on New Year day is the second largest in Kansai. Four gods are enshrined in this shrine, and there are four main pavilions for each gods. Those architectures...More

Thank mat_mak
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This temple was a hidden gem near a neighborhood in Osaka. I went there by taxi so I couldn't tell the station names. The photo opportunities are so many that you can't miss. This is highly recommended if you want some time away from the...More

Thank Mohammed1412
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Japan is a country with millions of people however every now and again you can find a pocket of peach and tranquility..... this is one. A Shinto shrine with a beautiful footbridge leading to its entry is one of the main draw points and photo...More

Thank glenellis16
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was a really interesting and beautiful place on the outskirts of Osaka. We went on a rainy and cloudy day and immediately saw the entry bridge which was my favorite part. The temple was an interesting mix of Shinto and Buddhist influence together. It...More

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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.
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.
13 November 2015|
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