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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5.03 weeks ago

Beautiful garden complex. The garden is quite big. I got here by taking tram from one station (forgot the name) and it's beautiful to see the transition from a busy business city to a quite rural area..

5.0a week ago

It was worth visiting. After getting out of the shrine, I went to the shops at the Nankai line station and found a local market near by. I really liked the market too because it was like an authentic place with real local foods and local lives. I went to Kuromon Market in the city but I didn't like it much. I liked this market near the shrine much much better.

5.03 months ago

This is the most beautiful shrine we've visited so far. Well worth the trip! Greenery and serenity like no other shrine, and the surrounding area is also very neat. A must if you are in Osaka!

3.03 months ago

It's a shrine. I thought it was comparatively a little bit boring. It is a place of worship, so please be aware of that, when you come there. The area is kind of interesting. The park close to Sumiyoshi Station is good to just chill for a bit.

5.0a month ago

It's a great example of an ancient working shrine that is also very attractive and pleasant to spend a couple of hours at. Recommend.

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