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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This whole site was wonderful not only to see but experience. There certainly wasn't a crowd there but enough worshippers to see various rituals 'displayed' and get a feeling for how the shrine is important and integrated into everyday life. We were lucky and had...More

16  Thank paul g
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I got to the shrine on the Hankai tramline which adds to the trip out. Turn left out of the station and the shrine is about 200m away. There are a few unique features at this shrine, the main one being the very photographed bridge....More

3  Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This shrine was a pleasant surprise. I was amazed by its beauty, and I was lucky to visit this place without so many people around. The view of this place is just beautiful. Easy access from the train station (literally a 30-second walk). I would...More

1  Thank terramurie
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Founded in 211, it enshrines three gods. A must place to go and see but I struck it lucky one day of the year they have a big ceramony and I was there but apart from that, a great place which is surrounded by 600...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We came to Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine on 1st Jan 2017 and 1st Jan 2018 for hatsumode and to participate in the most important holiday of the year. Although the crowd was intense, but crowd-control was great and everyone was very polite and calm - no...More

Thank keljinc
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.

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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