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“Peaceful and quiet shrine in the morning”

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
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Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs
Ranked #10 of 1,170 things to do in Osaka
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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 8 May 2014

There are several shrines in the Osaka areas and we were deciding which ones to go. Glad that we checked out TA and saw the recommendation from the fellow reviewers. This attraction certainly doesn't disappoint and there is no admission fee as well. It is also pretty easy to get to.

We went in the morning and the shrine is very quiet and you can roam around freely. We see locals riding the bikes across the park. There are benches in the park. We grabbed some coffee and goodie from the vending machines and had our breakfast. We ended up spending almost 2 hours there. There is tons of photos opportunity including the iconic red bridge.

9  Thank Gracie-Oreo
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We read that this shrine is a very important in Osaka with very rich and long history. We took the Hankai Tramway (阪堺電気軌道) Uemachi Line from Tennoji Station and alight at Sumiyoshikoen Station (HN11, 200 yen). This is just at the doorstep of the shrine.

One could easily spent an hour or more to explore the entire premises, which was bigger than what we expected. The additional plus point is that there is not much touristy crowd so one can spend idyllic time exploring the grounds and taking photogenic shots [we were here during cherry bloosm.. :>]
The premise is a large complex with many individual shrines. The main shrine is registered as a National Treasure and the iconic symbol is the bright-red arched Taiko-bashi Bridge just in front of the main shrine. It is almost half a circle, and very steep too...making it a very photographic background. Being one of the oldest shrines in Osaka the architecture of the shrines is slight different too – it has straight edges rooftop
As with typical Japanese shrines, you can ring the bell and pray for good luck, and on auspicious days you can see some wedding procession too!

Just after leaving the premise one may also find pleasure wandering around the very laid-back neighbourhood that surrounds it. The Temple is also close to Sumiyoshi Taisha Station on the Nankai Main Line.

15  Thank J&S_Singapore
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Spent nearly an.hour walking round here. Very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful bridge and plenty ducks, turtles and fish.ti see in water below. Good to see some brand new buildings amongst the older ones. Great place to take some excellent photos. Very picturesque.

1  Thank alibroon
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

If you combine this with the tramway to get there then the whole experience is very good. We had the bonus of a traditional wedding at the shrine and the cherry blossoms which made it very good for us but taken in isolation may be rated average.

2  Thank Francois3579
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

It is kinda hard to go here because, it is on a local train, especially if you came from the city, the Rainbow bridge, I think was called Rainbow bridge, because of the reflecting shadow of the bridge or because it was a curved shaped bridge, the bridge, has stairs to climb on, because without, the stairs, the person who is going down will easily fall, from Sumiyoshi Taisha Station, exit at the East Exit, if you go to the West, you will find the Sumiyoshi park in front of you with lots of flowers, and many Sakuras! So when you get out of the East, just walk straight and you will reach the doorstep of the shrine, but take notice of the tram's way (the mini train), before climbing the Rainbow Bridge, you will smell something delicious! Well, you might wanna try it because it is in fact, delicious! It came from Awajidou! As I can remember, it only costed 12 pieces for ¥300!

3  Thank Miss Traveller A
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