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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 4 days ago

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
Thank 7kyoto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love all details, the bridge, bricks walking paths, everything. Crowded with visitors and also local people.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MickLurat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrines here are quite plain with little or nothing inside any more, but the surrounding area is very pretty. Look out for the trees with the rope, twigs and white paper around the trunk. The rope represents the clouds, the twigs the rain and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank foxylady23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful shrine with the iconic red bridge. Just walk around, enjoy the peace and quiet. The place is easy to reach by subway.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DickZe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Shrine is very famous in Japan as one of main shrine that other name is called “ shrine of business luck especially trading”. When you walk into the shrine, you will see a big red bridge that the another name of it is called...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank onichan8yuki
Reviewed November 4, 2018

It was a nice stroll in the morning. Beautiful red bridge with koi, turtles and ducks. Further around the back were several shrines where locals pray and you can get fortune paper strips (O-mikuji). Shrine is free admission and accesible with prams. A short distance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyman L
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Loved this, it was really beautiful. Loved the bridge in the center. Also located close to the tram.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Blonde_Sue_x
Reviewed October 8, 2018

As everyone else is noting it is a peaceful place located in a small town. I went on a weekday around noon. Beautiful bright red wooden bridge, spacious courtyard, lots of smaller shrines. Sometimes you can see carp, ducks or turtles. The park was so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank davegras
Reviewed September 9, 2018

A very nice place to visit. Well worth the journey. I came on a weekday and there were very few people.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Matt K
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is one of my favourite places from my trip to Japan. It's a bit outside the city, but two urban trains stop right in front of it, so totally manageable by public transport. Inside there is a feeling of calm and serenity. The main...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank IzzysTravel
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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.
November 17, 2016|
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Response from JLOW111 | Reviewed this property |
Half an hour is plenty, there is very little to see.
November 13, 2015|
Response from pagesoftravel | Reviewed this property |
What type of luggage do you have? I don't remember there specifically being any lockers in the facility but there may be some in the Sumiyoshi Taisha station that is within walking distance! If you have a backpack you will... More
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