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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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Address: 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone Number:
+81 6-6672-0753
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of...

Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design.

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Sumiyoshi Taisha

Sumiyoshi taisha shrine is an ancient, beautiful shrine not far from central of Osaka. Can easy go there with local train.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to have accommodation at the back entrance to the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. I could walk through every day on the way to the station. It is a beautiful functioning Shinto Shrine and gardens with the signature bridge. Japanese parents bring their three year old sons and daughters here dressed in tiny kimono for special thanks giving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there in two festivals (Moon Festival in September and another one in July). Loved the local atmosphere. Watched many traditional Japanese shows on the bridge. One of my favourite shrines in Japan.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

It's very interesting to find something of their historical culture in the middle of the city. The shrine was very quiet and peaceful and is architectural beautiful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

No harm visiting if you are around the corner. It is free admission anyway. See the beautiful vermillion bridge, which is called "Taiko bashi" or drum bridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Sumiyoshi taisha shrine is an ancient, beautiful shrine not far from central of Osaka. Can easy go there with local train.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The main reason you should visit this shrine is for its very beautiful vermillion arch-shaped bridge over a stream or small river (and its reflection below the water!) between the entrance-side grounds and the inner area on the other side where there are a number of temple buildings; and yes just as at the other two Taisha shrines that I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It was the first shrine I visited when I went to Japan, so it was definitely interesting. That said, in comparison with the numerous shrines I then went on to visit in the following days in both Osaka and Kyoto, I would say Sumiyoshi-taisha is average. It was a lot quieter than many other shrines I visited, and if you... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

In the middle of the city was this oasis of nature an Shinto Shrine. Our guide brought us here and gave us a complete explanation of Shinto beliefs and we walked the quiet serene grounds and watched the Japanese come to pay their respects and one family that brought a new born to offer thanks. It was a great experience... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This shrine is not on the main tourist trail so is better for that. It is much more quiet and seemed mainly for locals. Different construction and roof style from those we had seen elsewhere including Kyoto. A peaceful area to visit in a busy City.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I took the Nanki (red) line from Namba Station to the Sumiyoshi Tasha Station, the shrine is just down the block and across the street; no admission fee. This seems to be more of a shrine for locals, where there are no English displays at all, than a tourist attraction. The grounds are simple and you can stop to offer... More 

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