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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
Fee: No
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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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Nice place to sightseeing

It is close to Osaka city, spend local train at Namba station platform no. 7 and get down at Sumiyoshi Taisha station. Take around 5 minutes to arrive this shrine. Very nice, calm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is close to Osaka city, spend local train at Namba station platform no. 7 and get down at Sumiyoshi Taisha station. Take around 5 minutes to arrive this shrine. Very nice, calm place to see the old style of Japanese shrine. There are still a tram in this city.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a nice place to visit, but didn't strike me as one of the more beautiful shrines in Japan. The stone arch bridge and observing the locals are probably the most impressive features.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here with my wife. The shrine was spacious and the architectures, especially those roofs called Kayabuki-Yane made by grasses, were impressive. The most outstanding feature of this shrine was the bridge called Taiko-bashi, whose shape was really half circle and looked Taiko, Japanese drum. The ends of the steps were actually very steep. There is Okura shrine just... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a new year eve (i.e. 31 Dec 15/ 1 Jan 2016). First time going to Osaka and visiting a Japanese Shrine on a new year eve. Never know what to expect.... When we reach there by train, it is already 1230am in the morning. There was already a very long queue by the locals to enter inside... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is quite,and I've learn the gesture of praying, you have to throw a coins in the aluminum Bo's front of the hanging bell, try to swang it up to the time it may cling they clap your hands before praying, then after that you vow....one bridge there is one of the attraction, ORAGE in color....nice place to take... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This shrine is one of the oldest in Japan. It has a very unique architecture and it is a must see in Osaka. The bridge at the entrance of the shrine is something you don't see every day. It is free of charge and it isn't crowded at all. Note: Although the temple's closing time is at 17:00, we were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Visited the shrine on 2nd January. Really pretty shrine in general. Love the hatsumode experience over there. Did not wait very long before it was our turn to have our prayers. The makeshift stalls set up along the path is the reason why I love hatsumode visits, and these stalls at sumiyoshi-taisha this year were really good. Huge variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This shrine is often overlooked by foreign visitors because Osaka is not as famous for shrines and temples as Kyoto. But this one is well worth visiting. It is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and has quite extensive grounds. Not a lot of people, even Japanese, which means that this is a center of serenity in an otherwise... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

we enjoyed the peace of the garden, some great photos to be had and enjoyed the scenery. It is a wonderful walk in the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a weekday noon. It is in a sleepy neighbourhood with few visitors. What you get are elderly residents passing through or sitting around. Some parents bring their little ones decked out in colourful kimono/hakata for blessings. A shrine for everybody. I enjoyed little joys the shrine has to offer here and there. It is really up to one... More 

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