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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5.03 weeks 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.

4.02 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.

5.0a week ago

A famous shrine that isn't as crowded as others u may find in Tokyo. You may be lucky to find a marriage ceremony taking place like me.

5.03 months 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

5.0a week ago

Nice place to see different architecture and beliefs, very interesting, very historic place, I was impressed with the free right in front, seems like it almost died on one side, but manage to struggle to live on another, and now still growing strong ;) try to visit if you have a chance.

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