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“one of Japanese old and famous shrine”

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
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Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens...
Ranked #13 of 1,320 things to do in Osaka
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design.
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 are many booths of foods and games like the night market like in other Asia countries..
except it, it's quiet and peaceful there and you'll see Japanese culture of visiting shrines.

Thank omikano
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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 been here several times - each time by bicycle (walking, cycling, and public transport access are all good). Most times were for the usual reasons that one would visit such a shrine - with local friends acting as guides (but also wanting, on their own, to visit the shrine at that time). One time was for a special programme, held in the shrine.

Of course, try to come here on a nice day - as much is outdoors, and photos also benefit from sunlight.

1  Thank EarthlingOnline
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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 didn't notice any English descriptions but the place was easy to find. If you had to choose between Shi-tennoji and Sumiyoshi Taisha for a cultural visit, I would definitely recommend the Taisha.

Thank cloudbear
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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 shrines. During the quiet season, you will encounter the occasional temple-goer or shrine maiden. Other than that it's really quiet. Do cross the main bridge, feed the sacred horse or ducks and see the many stone lion carvings.

3  Thank Hikaru H
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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
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