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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5.0in the last week

Japan has a lot of shrines... You can't visit all of them.... This one is worth to be visited... The bridge at the entrance is one of a kind...

5.02 months 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 month ago

Nice place, there is a pond and a nice bridge over it. Two, actually. Whole complex is not so small. And on the other side of the station there is a nice park which is worth to visit as well.

5.02 months ago

A peaceful and tranquil place to spend a bit of time. Not too many tourists, so it's pretty quiet and you can enjoy the serenity.

5.02 months 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.

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