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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
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US$285.00*
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Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens...
Ranked #13 of 1,309 things to do in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design.
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 covered shopping arcade adjacent the station where some great lunch items can be bought and eaten in the park on the opposite side to the shrine too. But back to the main course!
Large stone "lantern like" structures adorn the perimeter, and indeed to interior also. The main Temple has a large courtyard, which opens out into various paths to other shrines. At thr front entrance thoufg, is that bright red wooden bridge, arching over a stream of carp. Ducks and turtles also inhabit these waters.
Stroll around and absorb the Zen......you'll feel refreshed and maybe even enlightened!
We were there on 20th April and witnessed a Shinto Wedding....absolutely lovely.

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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 so many beautiful buildings and trees. Entry is free.

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. About 2 blocks from the Sumiyoshi Train stop to the Shrine and Arched Bridge.
I was also lucky to see a traditional Japanese wedding while there. If you go be sure to walk around the grounds as there are a number of other shrines, stone lantern and buildings worth seeing. Of cource walk over the arched bridge as well.

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 along the garden. There is a small river that crosses the garden with two beautiful bridges. One wooden-red bridge and one made of stone.

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