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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Originally next to the water, the shrine is now about five miles inland! There are a number of main buildings, plenty of space, a hump backed bridge over the lake with turtles in it. Also a rice paddy. Well kept and peaceful, with the tram line running past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went here early afternoon on a weekday and was lucky to witness an archery event taking place. It's a nice place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, with lots of big green trees. The bridge makes for a nice photograph, and I noticed lots of turtles in the pond below. The small stores set up sell... More 

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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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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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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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Address: 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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