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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Open Now: 06:30 - 17:00
Open today: 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 6 January 2018 via mobile

My first experience doing a Countdown in one of Osaka's well-known shrines. There were temporary stalls selling quick eats like Jap BBQ stuff, Jap noodles, mini cake balls etc along with trinkets & fun fair games where you can have a bit of fun n...More

Thank May Ping C
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Serene surroundings though it was drizzling with umbrellas all over the grounds. Seeing that we are only into the first week of the New Year, it makes sense. We made our prayers and I got a fortune slip but I have absolutely no idea what...More

Thank grainsofsalt
Reviewed 2 January 2018

before going here I will suggest (if you don't have the info) to read about the shrine in Japan, then you can understand and be part of something very pleasant. you will find believers praying to their spirits, you will find locals wearing kimonos for...More

Thank veronica a
Reviewed 17 December 2017

One of osaka's most known locations. Although a little difficult to access by transportations (got a little disturbed by local train access), bu worth a short visit. You can spend there 30 min to an hour.

1  Thank Mohammed O
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The beautiful red bridge (Sorihasi Bridge) is the main reason i visited Sumiyoshi Taisha. Visited on Saturday, not much crowd and witnessed wedding carried on the main sanctuary (Daiichihongu). Having fun finding stones with my daughter at Godairiki, found not only one, but 5 sets...More

1  Thank Chiang E
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the shrine after lunch at around 12pm on a Saturday. The shrine was not crowded and felt very authentic as there were little to no tourists around. The red bridge was the main attraction at this shrine, along with the other smaller temples...More

Thank Bryan T
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Must cross this bridge. We visit at night, and it was lit up beautifully. You must visit Izumoya- unagi restaurant near by.

Thank Drttavel
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday. Many families celebrating childhood milestones and witnessed a traditional wedding being performed in the open space and also in the central shrine. The red arched bridge is gorgeous and there are lots of quiet places also.

1  Thank Elise W
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This beautiful Shrine is not far from downtown. You can go by subway and transfer to Classic Tram to reach there. Stop at station no.12 will be at the main entrance of this Shrine. Big Red Bridge is the beautiful landmark of this Shrine.

Thank IttoWasok
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The whole area is very interesting. The neighborhood is a bit off the busy, modern district and has more suburban flair. The shrine is quite big and you can experience ceremonies and families in traditional clothing. The shrine represents a beautiful symbiosis between culture and...More

1  Thank Tomdrummer
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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