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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrine has neen well known for its good luck charm to engance good business and fortune. The lucky cat figurines are available in 3 sizes, large, medium, and small, the latter of which is only available for purchase. A medium one can only be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank NipponVisit
Reviewed February 26, 2019

spent a most pleasant afternoon. it is as picturesque as the tourist brochures says. it is a beautiful place and i did not regret taking the time to visit. some things i did that made the journey out better. try taking the Hankai Tramway. it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kct0505
Reviewed February 12, 2019

It was the New Year and the whole place was alive with [eople, vendors and special displays. Of course all very well managed and people well behaved. We don't usually associate Osaka with great traditional architecture, this is a hidden gem.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brysc01
Reviewed January 14, 2019

More than a thousand year-old Shinto Shrine a short subway ride from the centre of Osaka. I was there during the annual coming-of-age ceremonies in Japan so it was quite crowded. There were a lot of families with small children. It is one of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank wearethe801
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Least touristy place and abit far as it requires to take a tram. Nothing spectacular but not bad going there if you have the time or hate the crowded touristy places.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Defelio
Reviewed December 27, 2018

This place was one stop out of several on a cruise ship tour. I wasn't that impressed with the place, and I think that had much to do with having a dud for a tour guide. He led a group of us around the grounds,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

There were many small children dressed in traditional clothes the day we visited the shrine. It was during the week that parents take children aged 3, 4 and 5 years of age (I think) to be blessed by priests. The small girls were like dolls....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

The shrine is direct access by the Hankai Tramway from Tennoji Station. The tram station is just directly outside the shrine. Other than praying at the main shrine, there is a small area with many small pebbles. One can search through the pebbles to gather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank swloo_sg
Reviewed December 15, 2018

The shrine can be reached by taking the local train on the Nankai main line to Sumiyoshitaisha station and once out of the station you can actually see the entrance to the stone torii gate with the vermilion colored arched bridge behind it. My hotel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Lovely scenery, calm when you immersed yourself with the nature of it. The bridges, walking paths and everything around makes you want to indulge in the serenity and brings out calmness in yourself. Lucky locals who can visit it so frequently.

Date of experience: December 2018
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February 16, 2019|
Response from SurfingWild | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Firstly, you can avoid the arched bridge by taking another flatter bridge about 100m to the left of the arched bridge, and then walking up a slope the the entrance. Inside the grounds much of it is a bit gravelly... More
Vanessa S
June 5, 2017|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This shrine is not strict to shoot pics.
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Response from JLOW111 | Reviewed this property |
Half an hour is plenty, there is very little to see.