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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. For Sumiyoshi Taisha and beyond, use our Osaka route website to get the most from your Osaka vacation.
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  • My first experience doing a Countdown in one of Osaka's well-known shrines. There were temporary stalls selling quick eats like Jap BBQ stuff, Jap noodles, mini cake balls etc along with trinkets & fu...  more »
  • Visited for the first time, the weather was good at GW, very nice. Sky all visited a couple of times and then again to visit and want to think of it, I realized that. Penis the train is running, by Nankai train just around the corner from the train station and had a taste. That is the first impression of the main and most famous arched bridge remains in the shrine of method, at the end there are intrigued, revisited. What a beautiful shoot wedded carriers hope safety of ships, aircraft and small were passing impressed a picture. I also nokyo Jinja shrine in ship-sho.
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  • The shrine was a great visit that lasted about an hour. The gardens were nice and the shrine as a whole is very well maintained. I enjoyed seeing locals coming to pray at the various buildings.
  • The temple has an old history. It is an interesting place to visit. Finding the stone 五大力 is a special experience.
  • It could maybe because it has been the first temple that I visited since I came to Japan, but you have to visit this beautiful shrine. It is one of the greatest shrines in Japan, immersed in nature: you just have to enter the shrine to forget about the city's noise.
  • Beautiful place. You can get blessings in the shrine and buy amulets here.
  • The shrine is quite beautiful, the best part is the bridge over the river to get to the shrine.

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