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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Closed Now: 06:30 - 17:00
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Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As everyone else is noting it is a peaceful place located in a small town. I went on a weekday around noon. Beautiful bright red wooden bridge, spacious courtyard, lots of smaller shrines. Sometimes you can see carp, ducks or turtles. The park was so...More

Thank davegras
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A very nice place to visit. Well worth the journey. I came on a weekday and there were very few people.

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is one of my favourite places from my trip to Japan. It's a bit outside the city, but two urban trains stop right in front of it, so totally manageable by public transport. Inside there is a feeling of calm and serenity. The main...More

2  Thank Zelda_of_Arel
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Peaceful and quiet place for your days off, not too crowded even we been there on Saturday. Bring your umbrella in case to avoid sun light and hard rain

Thank MickLurat
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Beautifully landscaped gardens, with many tall trees, bushes, colorful flowers, a small lake, and a beautiful red, arched bridge led to the gated area where the Shinto shrines were located. The pathway approaching the phenomenal bridge had hundreds of tall carved rock lanterns, which they...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Went to the shrine on a weekday and not many people. The shrine has a beautiful bridge leading to the entrance of the main shrine grounds. A couple of other small shrines nearby. Worth a visit for a couple of hours. Easy access via Nankai...More

Thank onedozen
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

After relaxing in another park in this town, next i am going to this park, this park were so beautiful like another park in this town, in this park have a Cherry blossom tree and biside of a river, but they have one thing that...More

Thank DimasLaksani
Reviewed 19 May 2018

I thought it was quite pretty. I went during the fall colors, which always adds to the experience, of course.

Thank ruthrh
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Absolutely lovely temple, shrines and gardens, and the now famous bridge. Everything about this place is wonderful. About 35 min from Shin Osaka Station along the Nankai Line, getting off at Sumiyoshitaisha Station. Yep it's a mouthful, but worth the effort. There's a lovely old...More

4  Thank mikef888au
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I saw it from a Hankai Tram and resolved to return. This was a good choice. I came on a rainy day, getting oiff the tram right at the gate. There were few people were about and I wandered through the various shrines. There were...More

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Vanessa S
6 June 2017|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This shrine is not strict to shoot pics.
17 November 2016|
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Response from JLOW111 | Reviewed this property |
Half an hour is plenty, there is very little to see.
13 November 2015|
Response from PagesofTravel | Reviewed this property |
What type of luggage do you have? I don't remember there specifically being any lockers in the facility but there may be some in the Sumiyoshi Taisha station that is within walking distance! If you have a backpack you will... More