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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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Very beautiful in its simplicity. The bridge is made of wood with very small steps- interesting to visit and to exprience. In the back we saw baby tags hanging- I dont know if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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laguna, philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very beautiful in its simplicity. The bridge is made of wood with very small steps- interesting to visit and to exprience. In the back we saw baby tags hanging- I dont know if its to wish for a baby or to thank for a baby. A well to wash hands and mouth. Lots of turtles in pond.

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Baguio, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very peaceful, it is the best way to start the day. We went here while they were still opening it up and the place was so serene. Read full account here: https://jeffer.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/osaka-japan-2014-sumiyoshi-taisha/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

From Osaka station this takes about 20 minutes by train to get to. The area around the shrine is so beautiful and quiet. It is very different from the downtown Osaka area. The shrine itself is so well maintained and stunning. Such a quiet peaceful place. The buildings, statues, and of course the main arched bridge are lovely. Definitely our... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's the first place I went when I go to Osaka, it's about 15-20 minutes from Osaka station. The train station was just 5 mins walk to the Shrine but the tram station was just right in front of the Shrine. So for those who has Rail pass, I'd recommend to take the train. Sumiyoshi-Taisha is the old style shrine... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Yes, it's cold. Yes, it's crowded. But there is no better way to start the new year than by braving the crowds, climbing over Taikobashi (drum bridge), and tossing a coin into the main shrine. Then, there's the food. We love browsing all the yatai (food stalls). And there's nothing like a cup of hot amazake (a slightly sweet, low-alcohol,... More 

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Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nothing much here. But if you have time, visit it still. Nice bridge, nice food and nice people! You can allocate two hours of your vacation time if you visit this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine was our first stop in Osaka. It was a bit of a travel (see below for travel tips) because it seemed to be on the Southern part of Osaka where it seems to be quite provincial already. We went during SPRING TIME where the whether was around 15-16 deg C and the cherry blossoms were blooming. When we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

It was cold... We got a bit lost trying to find the right train line at Namba but it was really all worth it. The temple is full of people on New Year's Day with them following religious observances we didn't understand , money being thrown from a distance , people buying arrows and other items of good luck. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Indeed, worth a visit --- accessible via train, with a nearby (botanical?) park as well that you can do a side visit. The shrine is very peaceful, at least in the morning when we visited. Very few visitors, mostly kids, accompanied by their parents to pray (and donned in traditional japanese attires). At some point, you may have the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This shrine is located very close to the tram, or you can bike from Osaka city centre. At weekends, especially days marked "Taian", you may witness a traditional Japanese style wedding ceremony. In the property, the high arched wooden bridge comes into the view. The steps are kind of steep. I find myself that climbing up is much easier than... More 

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