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Address: 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6672-0753
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Romantic Red Taiko Bashi & Bright Orange Honden

It was a quiet morning in Sumiyoshi Taisha, with locals seen to cycle through shrine grounds and enter for prayers. Taiko Bashi and its bright orange Honden were the two things I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was a quiet morning in Sumiyoshi Taisha, with locals seen to cycle through shrine grounds and enter for prayers. Taiko Bashi and its bright orange Honden were the two things I came here for and they were lovely to the eyes. The shrine ground was huge, and one could spend some time wandering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Must go shrine Try go there 6:30am if possible Join in for their prayer session. It's behind the shrine. Bring your camera cos have plenty of nice picture to take. They have 2 type of transport one is subway and the other is electric rail which is one price no mater how far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This shrine covered a decent amount of space and had a lot of beauty throughout it. The bridge there was truly amazing and makes for some great photos. There is also a spot where you are able to find three rocks that symbolize various forms of prosperity in life. It was very interesting to see. I would definitely visit here... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great visit, quiet and very beautiful surrounding, love the beautiful arched bridge over the pond. Worker wears full traditional festive clothing complete with headgear, which is quite interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It's a very nice and quiet place. Not so many people and not so many tourists. It's quite close to the train station. Well worth a visit. The buildings are nice but nothing more. The bridge and the area are very nice though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went to Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine for the Otaue Rice Planting Festival. The shrine itself is nice and has a couple of features that stand out from the many temples we visited. The beautiful red arched Sorihashi Bridge was the highlight of the grounds for us. The Otaue Rice Planting Festival is a bit of a spectacle with the large number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The shrine was really interesting being a shrine that was built before the influence of Buddhism in Japan. The architecture is really beautiful and I really liked the culture there as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One of Japan's oldest shrines. Founded in the 3rd century before the introduction of Buddhism, it displays a unique style of shrine architecture. Leading to the entrance of the main shrine grounds is the beautiful Sorihashi Bridge, which creates a uniquely high arch over a pond full of black turtles. Sumiyoshi Taisha is located in southern Osaka, a few steps... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Sumiyoshi Taisha is the main and most famous of over two thousand Sumiyoshi shrines found across Japan. Sumiyoshi shrines enshrine the kami (Shinto gods) who protect travelers, fishermen and sailors at sea. The shrines are therefore usually found close to harbors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The most worthwhile heritage / cultural site in Osaka in my opinion. Way better than Osaka castle and Shitennoji temple.

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Address: 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6672-0753
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka

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