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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4.02 months ago

Beautiful shrine with unique bridge. Easy access (very close to the train station). It would be nice if there is a sign or explanation in English. This shrine Getting popular among the tourists. Nothing much around the area.

5.03 weeks ago

Very big and with many interesting locations. You can also feel a chilling atmosphere in here. The best are some old tradional Japanese wood art that you can find, very interesting. It worths a look.

5.09 months ago

One of the highlights of Osaka is this beautiful, old temple complex with several shrines within it. The old red bridge is the temple’s defining feature and is both beautiful and architecturally unique. The bridge is steep and a bit challenging to climb up and down, so go slowly and watch where you place your feet. The complex itself is quite large and hosts many festivals. There is a beautiful old tree that is actually part of a shrine at the back of the complex. There are two go-shuin available at this temple to mark the visit.

5.09 months ago

We were at Sumiyoshi Taisha only for the New Year’s Eve and Day festival on 12/31/19 through the wee hours of 01/01/20. Arrived around 5:00 AM with my expat son who wasn’t even aware of the festivities. There were still hundreds of people enjoying the offerings at food stands, games, drinks, etc, although they all seemed to be in their 20s and 30s, as the older folks and the little ones were probably safely in bed after coming by earlier in the evening.

We stayed about an hour or two strolling and partaking of the fun-especially my son who had a blast at the rifle game! Unfortunately I didn’t have an opportunity to return and see Sumiyoshi Taisha in the daytime but what I saw at night was lovely.

5.0a week ago

i loved this shrine. many interesting things to see and photograph

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