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Sumiyoshi Taisha, Osaka

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For ages, the three enshrined Shinto gods at Sumiyoshi Taisha have protected the nation, people on sea voyages, and patrons of waka poetry. This grand Sumiyoshi-zukuri style shrine serves as headquarters of some 2,000 Sumiyoshi shrines scattered throughout Japan. Because of the three gods' purposes, the shrine is a pilgrimage site for students of military arts, mariners, and poets. Observe how locals swarm the place, especially during New Year's Eve, to make wishes and pray for prosperity. Examine the shrine's symbol--the vermilion-colored Taiko-bashi bridge--and simply relax in the serene ambience. To visit Sumiyoshi Taisha and other attractions in Osaka, use our Osaka vacation generator.
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  • Part of the cruise ship excursion was to go to this Shrine Park. This is actually a collection of several shrines, some founded in the year 211. A beautiful arched bridge, garden and architecture can ...  more »
  • I was convinced as we heard the name a few times, but no big deal to. Recommended visit is originally not interested to visit, but if you have time in Osaka.
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  • It is a guardian of the sea. As one born and raised in Osaka is the most nostalgic shrine. Light the fire instead of Lighthouse, defended the safety of the ship. And cultivated rape is converted to vegetable oil, lighted a fire. Electricity is recognized by 150 years ago, and, until it was in the 菜種abura. 6/14 is a rice-planting Festival. I seems that planting in June.
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  • The temple area close 5 PM. I'm not going in time. Hope you all get there before 5 PM. But out side having a Beautiful Red Brigde.
  • It is the early shrine of japanese traditional religion. It was for the water needed for rice cultivation. Its red bridge is so beautiful.
  • Very nice Taisha. Have been coming here for years. New Years eve is very busy but a must if you're in the area.
  • Enjoyed the river and bridge peaceful surroundings and shrines of blessing and Shinto. Many japanese wedding and ceremonies will be held here. A Must-visit place when you're in Osaka.
  • 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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