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Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine

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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
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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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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Having spent two weeks in Osaka, this was definitely my highlight. Being very interested in Buddhist culture, this shire was wonderful. It was very peaceful and away from the tourists. Although walking round the shrine only takes about an hour, it really does inspire you. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to take a few hours out of their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A little out of the way from the hustle and bustle of Osaka's Dotonbori district... you get to see a quieter part of Osaka. It was close to sunset so the there was not as many people walking though it. Be careful when riding the subway there because it is easy to miss your station and the stations are spaced... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Unfortunately you can only reach this shrine by tram. Cost only 260 yen for 1 trip. Make back cost you twice. All day ticket osaka not cover tram. And near station didnt cover all day train ticket. Easier to go by tràm. Dont bother go near station it will go further from city.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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Dendermonde, Belgium
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Singapore
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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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