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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.
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  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Thank Tomdrummer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came back to Osaka, the first time we visited the weather was awful, rainny, windy, so we didn't feel like looking here around, but we came back in a sunny day, and it was perfect. Quiet place, not a lot o f tourist, we...More

Thank Pepusina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this shrine after spending a couple of hours shopping in Dotonobri. What a peaceful place! I really liked the bridge and all the flags & lanterns. It was a lovely area to photograph. There are a few souvenirs for sale near the entrance.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Apparently, this shrine is less crowded than other we visited. The Big Orange Bridge in the shrine seem like the icon of this shrine. Beautifully arched and the reflection is just awesome ! We were supposed to come to this shrine in the evening to...More

Thank vinerlies
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Each shrine in Japan has its own character and beauty. Another wonderful experience with our heritage.

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Another peaceful shrine basically located in the middle of a huge city. A perfect escape to unwind and relax in the peace and tranquility of the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Big orange bridge is the centre piece with beautiful picture opportunities. A lovely place to calmly...More

Thank glenellis16
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this shrine in end July. There were some ceremonies on going when we got there. There were also many food and game stalls. It was a wonderful experience to get to know more about Japanese culture. Worth a visit.

Thank vwyfung
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We enjoyed celebrating new year with the local Japanese in this Shrine. We arrived around 10pm and joined a big crowd of people strolling around the stalls selling food and authentic Japanese stall game. I enjoyed catching the fishes with a tissue net and picking...More

Thank vtshai
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This shrine is within a short walk from the station by the same name. And is almost visible from the station! The arch bridge curving over a long pond is beautiful. The best spot for a picture of thos bridge is not on the bridge,...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.
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.
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