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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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  • 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 mai...  more »
  • 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 recommende...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Tangible darkness like an abyss.