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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5.02 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.

5.02 months ago

On the day I visited ( 3 January) there is a huge New year festival. Ppl would come to prey and enjoy themselves. Lots of local Japanese food stand can be found. You will love it.

5.02 months ago

Happy New Year in Japan... MUST be celebrated first in this attraction. Sumiyoshi Taisha is known for its popularity rates every January 1st, and is also known for its genuineness in praying for certain aspects and fortune telling.

4.0a month ago

Relatively small area where the bridge is the primary attraction. Shrine are highly utilised for worship. I would recommend tourist to visit the bridge only on the West side.

5.02 months ago

Huge shrines that we spent half a day to go through every single one. Great architecture, lovely garden. And peaceful

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