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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 18 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a must. No entry fee to explore the stunning bridge and temples. Quite a large area to roam and explore. We came on a day when there was a rice festival. It was incredible to see so many people in the one...More

1  Thank Nichole H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This shrine is very popular in the Kansai region, it is said that the number of visitors on New Year day is the second largest in Kansai. Four gods are enshrined in this shrine, and there are four main pavilions for each gods. Those architectures...More

Thank mat_mak
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This temple was a hidden gem near a neighborhood in Osaka. I went there by taxi so I couldn't tell the station names. The photo opportunities are so many that you can't miss. This is highly recommended if you want some time away from the...More

Thank Mohammed1412
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Japan is a country with millions of people however every now and again you can find a pocket of peach and tranquility..... this is one. A Shinto shrine with a beautiful footbridge leading to its entry is one of the main draw points and photo...More

Thank glenellis16
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was a really interesting and beautiful place on the outskirts of Osaka. We went on a rainy and cloudy day and immediately saw the entry bridge which was my favorite part. The temple was an interesting mix of Shinto and Buddhist influence together. It...More

Thank justinballetta
Reviewed 20 April 2017

No entrance fee. This was very peaceful, not tons of tourists. Best part was the bridge, pretty views on each side. Worth a quick stop if you're in the area. If short on time, this was not a must see.

Thank ncjc2013
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I used the tram to reach this temple (210¥) from near Abeno Station. It has nice views and the temple is quite beautiful. No english writings whatsoever though, but it's free and not very crowded.

Thank aloysiusp394
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine is just few meters away from the equally beautiful Sumiyoshi Park. The shrine is old but was preserved nonetheless. At the time of my visit there are too many banners hanging around with kanjis. Most of us doesn't know about these banners...More

1  Thank Hethler
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I first went to Kyoto about 25 years ago. Back then then the temples were busy but the majority of visitors were Japanese. That means orderly and quiet. The temples in Kyoto are still beautiful but the explosion of foreign tourists particularly loud obnoxious ones...More

Thank chrisnpg
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The park and the temples are beautiful! I am surprised that there are only few visitors when we came, but it was also a good thing to be away from the crowds. The red bridge is stunning! Just be careful crossing it. It is made...More

Thank jordan2487
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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