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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3.0a month 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

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!

5.02 weeks ago

I greatly enjoyed my visit to the shrine and it is bigger than I thought and it was a great experience walking through the area, starting from the impressive entrance flanked by pillars.
The taisha has a beautiful bridge that makes for great pictures, multiple buildings for prayers and the shops selling a wide range of amulets for anyone interested in them.
There are also many trees tied with shimenawa strings interspersed at various junctions that add to the entire experience.

4.03 months 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.

5.03 months 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.

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