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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5.0a week 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.

5.0a month ago

First shrine in the Kansai region. Visited in the very early morning. Was cloudy but still enjoyed the tranquility and even got some pretty great shots for the gram.

The security guard was very kind to me as I asked if I can enter. He barely understood me but I am happy to see he was welcoming all the same.

4.0in the last week

Shinto shrine with red drum bridge which you can walk over. Very quiet on the day we visited as it was raining hard. We were lucky and managed to see a ceremony with priests and shrine maidens.

5.04 months ago

I'm a little hesitant to write a review of Sumiyoshi Taisha. i feel like it's a hidden gem in that there are very little tourists that come through here. But, on the other hand I want to share what a great shrine this is. Despite how close this neighborhood is to the more bustling areas of Osaka, this area is calm and has a small town feel. Likewise, my visit to the shrine was peaceful and calm as there weren't very many people around.

The grounds are also beautiful and impeccably manicured. I liked that you have the option of crossing that very steep arched bridge or stone bridges over the water way. The combination of water, trees, and light really make this place feel mystical.

4.06 months 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.

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