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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“red bridge” (13 reviews)
“main line” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6672-0753
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"red bridge"
in 13 reviews
"stone lanterns"
in 7 reviews
"main line"
in 5 reviews
"tram line"
in 4 reviews
"traditional wedding"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful bridge"
in 3 reviews
"old trees"
in 3 reviews
"moon festival"
in 2 reviews
"seasonal thing"
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"shinto wedding"
in 2 reviews
"large stone"
in 2 reviews
"traditional dress"
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"nankai train"
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"game stalls"
in 2 reviews
"picture opportunities"
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"unique architecture"
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"small river"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

3  Thank mikef888au
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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

Thank platypus150
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I decided on coming here while my wife went to a different area for shopping. I took the subway to Namba Station and transferred to the JR Train to the Shrine so it was very easy to get there from the Osaka Train Station area....More

Thank wacotom
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My first exposure to Shinto faith The shrine is impressive and our guide was knowledgeable and explained a lot about the Shinto faith

Thank Mostafa A
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Easy to access by subway (same name), you arrive at a large garden that contains a big shrine and a temple. This Shinto shrine greets you with a big Torri gate and stone lions guarding the entrance. Long rows of stone lanterns are escorting you...More

Thank good-living-montreal
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The temple is gorgeous. I was lucky enough to see a Japanese traditional wedding happening while I was there. So peaceful and beautiful. There is a beautiful garden called Sumiyoshi park is opposite the temple ( if you turn left from the station to get...More

1  Thank DaffyT55
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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.
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Chin Y
17 November 2016|
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Response from JLOW111 | Reviewed this property |
Half an hour is plenty, there is very little to see.
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marnijacobson
13 November 2015|
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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
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