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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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  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
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  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

It is kinda hard to go here because, it is on a local train, especially if you came from the city, the Rainbow bridge, I think was called Rainbow bridge, because of the reflecting shadow of the bridge or because it was a curved shaped...More

3  Thank Miss Traveller A
Reviewed March 26, 2014

The shrine is rightly famous and very nice. If you are interested in Japanese shrines, I suggest you put this one high on your list of things to see when you are in Osaka.

2  Thank StefanHaeger
Reviewed February 26, 2014

So there was a rave over this temple because it is an important shrine in Osaka for the past history. However, when I was there, there was nothing interesting. We spent probably 20mins or less and left the place. The only plus point is that...More

3  Thank sharonleesm
Reviewed February 9, 2014

有名どころ。太鼓橋で記念撮影を。 南海電車や路面電車でアクセス便利。近くの商店街も昔ながらで楽しい。 夏祭りや初詣は大賑わいだが、それ以外はとても静か。 many people visit here. you'll say "beautiful" when you enter. there is a famous bridge calld "Taiko bashi" Taiko means a dram and bashi means a bridge. during Summer festival around 1st August, New years festival 1/1~1/3, it's so crowded since there...More

Thank omikano
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Kyoto may have more shrines, but Osaka has this one. Historic, important, spacious, in a pleasant neighbourhood. For diverse reasons. For photography, to see how others use the shrine, to meditate, etc. One may also wander around the neighbourhood that surrounds it. I have now...More

1  Thank EarthlingOnline
Reviewed January 31, 2014

The good thing about this area is that it is free. As with typical Japanese shrines, you can ring the bell and pray for good luck. As this is one of the oldest shrines in Osaka, the architecture of the shrines are slight different. I...More

Thank cloudbear
Reviewed January 26, 2014

This temple is a real gem which I recommend you to visit. Firstly, take the tram to Sumiyoshitoriimae Station. The experience will be really quaint for those who rarely have the opportunity to take trams. The temple itself is a large complex with many individual...More

3  Thank Hikaru H
Reviewed January 12, 2014

One of the oldest in Japan, this shrine is beautiful and peaceful. A nice change from the hustle and bustle of Osaka city center.

Thank Buriti
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is lovely little shrine area, just a few stations south of the Nankai train terminus in Namba. We went on a Sunday, and many families were bringing their young ones in beautiful traditional dress to receive blessings. It was really a joyful place.

1  Thank wobbs1
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I went! I saw! It's not really touristy! There weren't a lot of people! But in my opinion, it's really not a MUST see. Some of it was interesting....but I don't know....nothing really struck me as I MUST COME! about this shrine. It's not a...More

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Vanessa S
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This shrine is not strict to shoot pics.
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.
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