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Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine

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Address: 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 6-6672-0753
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of...

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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Sumiyoshi Taisha

Sumiyoshi taisha shrine is an ancient, beautiful shrine not far from central of Osaka. Can easy go there with local train.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's very interesting to find something of their historical culture in the middle of the city. The shrine was very quiet and peaceful and is architectural beautiful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No harm visiting if you are around the corner. It is free admission anyway. See the beautiful vermillion bridge, which is called "Taiko bashi" or drum bridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sumiyoshi taisha shrine is an ancient, beautiful shrine not far from central of Osaka. Can easy go there with local train.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main reason you should visit this shrine is for its very beautiful vermillion arch-shaped bridge over a stream or small river (and its reflection below the water!) between the entrance-side grounds and the inner area on the other side where there are a number of temple buildings; and yes just as at the other two Taisha shrines that I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the first shrine I visited when I went to Japan, so it was definitely interesting. That said, in comparison with the numerous shrines I then went on to visit in the following days in both Osaka and Kyoto, I would say Sumiyoshi-taisha is average. It was a lot quieter than many other shrines I visited, and if you... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of the city was this oasis of nature an Shinto Shrine. Our guide brought us here and gave us a complete explanation of Shinto beliefs and we walked the quiet serene grounds and watched the Japanese come to pay their respects and one family that brought a new born to offer thanks. It was a great experience... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This shrine is not on the main tourist trail so is better for that. It is much more quiet and seemed mainly for locals. Different construction and roof style from those we had seen elsewhere including Kyoto. A peaceful area to visit in a busy City.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I took the Nanki (red) line from Namba Station to the Sumiyoshi Tasha Station, the shrine is just down the block and across the street; no admission fee. This seems to be more of a shrine for locals, where there are no English displays at all, than a tourist attraction. The grounds are simple and you can stop to offer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Another one of the famous shrines in Osaka. A definite visit if you planned to see shrines during your visit. You also get to cross the Sorihashi bridge leading to the entrance.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy shrine but can't be compared to the great shrines of Kyoto. The back part of the shrine closes 1 hour before the closing time.

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