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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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  • October 2, 2017
    My opinion is: it could be better, one of temples more ancient Japan is somewhat neglected, in a humble residential area a little ugly, and not put great care to preserve the peripheral from the outside area... Mini ancient shrines if they are very careful, I guess that they are the soul of the complex. Even so you should visit the place, the bridge is good.
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  • October 1, 2017
    It is an intense red traditional bridge which can be seen from afar and belongs to a sanctuary. All super quiet and recommended. The classic style Japanese Park.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Take a look at the shrine to represent Osaka, Sumiyoshi-Taisha Shrine moves using hankai line. Tram from tennoji (Chin Chin train), also in the train and with views toward good or what.
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  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • March 7, 2017
    It is the early shrine of japanese traditional religion. It was for the water needed for rice cultivation. Its red bridge is so beautiful.
  • November 13, 2016
    Very nice Taisha. Have been coming here for years. New Years eve is very busy but a must if you're in the area.
  • May 11, 2016
    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.
  • April 19, 2016
    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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