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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6672-0753
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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...More

3  Thank Liars N F
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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.

1  Thank stephenavenue
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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...More

3  Thank femmemme
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is one of the oldest shrines in Japan . The shrine was founded in the 3rd century before the introduction of Buddhism . The architecture is purely Japanese and is called Sumiyoshi-zukuri. This shrine is the main and most famous of over two thousand...More

1  Thank Pravine
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

This shrine is slightly off the tourist track. It is approached by a beautiful bridge. We were lucky as we went there on a day there was a festival so it was lively. On normal days I would expect it to be rather quiet and...More

Thank TravelandEatAsYouGo
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is one of the most picturesque sites in this area. There are so many stone lanterns in varying sizes that have been donated by the sailors to their guardian deity -Sumiyoshi-taisha. There are many Shrines at this site as well as a beautiful vermillion...More

1  Thank Jackie R
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Reviewed October 2, 2015

An amazing place! Stunning gardens and landscape surround the beautiful architecture, shrines and temples, all within Osaka Prefecture. We arrived later in the afternoon and it was nice n quiet with very little visitors at the time. An absolute must see if visiting Kansai region.

Thank Robin O
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

Sumiyoshi-Taisha is located in southern Osaka and can be reached by the Nankai Railway Line from Namba Station and the Hanwa tram Line from Tennoji Station to Sumiyoshi. It is a collection of intricately wooden-built shrines set in spacious gravel yards. An extraordinary sight is...More

2  Thank Ralf T
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is our first stop in japan. We really had a great time visiting this place, aside that it's not crowded we find this place so beautiful It's a picture perfect place and it is very clean (well maintained). It's very near to train station...More

2  Thank RinnaPuno
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

Having spent two weeks in Osaka, this was definitely my highlight. Being very interested in Buddhist culture, this shire was wonderful. It was very peaceful and away from the tourists. Although walking round the shrine only takes about an hour, it really does inspire you....More

Thank Sarah S
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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.
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Chin Y
November 17, 2016|
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Response from JLOW111 | Reviewed this property |
Half an hour is plenty, there is very little to see.
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marnijacobson
November 13, 2015|
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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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