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 weeks ago

The temple compound was large and pleasant. The temple grounds were kept very clean and the drum bridge especially was very attractive. The shrines inside were beautifully made and their design was unique compared to the other Japanese shrines. The garden was also well kept and neat. This place is a great place to visit since it takes you on a world of its own with a peaceful serene atmosphere in the middle of the city. I highly recommend visiting this location especially on festivals and the new year.

5.0a month ago

Really beautiful place. It's even better that is far from tourist sites. Come here later in the evening before it closes, around 4pm and stay behind till it's close. Enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the shrine alone or at least not crowded. Can take awesome shots of the place and the famous bridge. Take your time to stroll through the compound

5.0in the last week

Amazing place to visit if you are spending some time in Osaka. Tiny bit out of the way, but definitely worth the trip.

5.0a month ago

humbling experience to see this place and the Japanese practice their religion. 10/10 recommend visiting. Not crowded too.

4.02 months ago

This is a nice and peaceful place and we enjoyed it. Just a heads-up for those who are travelling on a one or two day Osaka travel pass cause this place is outside the Osaka city area and your cards can't be used.

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