Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Sightseeing information about Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine in Japan.

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This Shinto shrine in the south of Osaka City was founded in the 3rd century. It is considered the headquarters for thousands of Sumiyoshi shrines all over the country that are dedicated to the gods who protect fishermen and sea travelers. In ancient times this shrine stood just by the sea, and today's surrounding areas have been gradually reclaimed for many centuries.

During New Year’s days, Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of the most visited shrines in Japan. The architecture has an originally Japanese style and the god-trees are very fascinating. The precincts are a perfect mix of nature and man-made beauty. It is worth a 10-minute train ride from Namba.

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4.03 weeks ago

A nice little temple. There is a small canal in front of the template with an arch bridge. I was told if you walk across the bridge to the temple, you will leave behind all the bad things and when you cross the bridge again when leaving the temple, you will bring with you the power of divine. And in the temple, there is a stone rabbit statue, which its called divine rabbit. Touching the stone rabbit will give you good luck. Give it a try when you are visiting. You never know.

5.0a month ago

We really enjoyed our visit at the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. The place is stunning and so peaceful. My personal favourite was the bridge near the entrance. It is really easy to get to the Shrine from the station and is about 10min train ride from Namba station. We walked there for about an 1h and we did not need to pay for anything.

5.0in the last week

Claim and peaceful place to visit. This place has been established more than 1,000 years ago. It located at Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan. Free to entrance and the staff was nice here. If you plan to visit in weekdays, the peoples aren’t very crowded here.

4.0a month ago

Shinto shrine with red drum bridge which you can walk over. Very quiet on the day we visited as it was raining hard. We were lucky and managed to see a ceremony with priests and shrine maidens.

5.02 months ago

First shrine in the Kansai region. Visited in the very early morning. Was cloudy but still enjoyed the tranquility and even got some pretty great shots for the gram.

The security guard was very kind to me as I asked if I can enter. He barely understood me but I am happy to see he was welcoming all the same.

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