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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine: Tours & Tickets

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Open today: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Built prior to the influx of Buddhist architecture, this shrine - one of the oldest in Japan - exemplifies a purely Japanese style design.
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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6672-0753
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First time I saw and fortunated to witness Japan Traditional wedding ceremony in this temple The red Soribashi arch bridge is a link between outside area and inside of the temple. This arch bridge become one of the best photo spot in Kansai. There are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ranijapantraveller
Reviewed 23 June 2019

I visited the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine On June 11th with my two adult sons and my daughter-in-law and I really enjoyed viewing buildings with a different arechitectural design. The structures at this shrine were siad to be built prior to influence from China, and one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Cavalierjim
Reviewed 19 June 2019

This shrine has expansive grounds with lots of buildings and pretty pine trees. The bridge in the photo is really impressive in person and a great photo spot! You can get goshuin here as well if you collect those!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

As we have been to the shrines in Kyoto, we were not impressed with this one. The red arching bridge is the only highlight. Do make day trips out to Kyoto if you like to visit more beautiful shrines and grounds.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank angeliaw271
Reviewed 7 June 2019

Of the shrines and temples we came to see in Osaka, this one was by far my favorite. Not only is the classic image of the steep bridge beautiful and fun to walk on and experience, but the grounds themselves are absolutely mesmerizing and so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank larryjman
Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

Whilst , for me , the arched bridge was the most memorable image from our visit , I found the shrine to be a tranquil , relaxing and exquisite setting. If you get the opportunity to visit , you should definitely do so - you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank streetdragon
Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

If you only have time to visit 1 shrine, I would recommend this place. This place is huge and good for pictures. We went during spring and the Sakura were in bloom. It was also not crowded.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank donutstravels
Reviewed 9 May 2019

A nice little temple. There is a small canal in front of the template with an arch bridge. I was told if you walk across the bridge to the temple, you will leave behind all the bad things and when you cross the bridge again...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank JSeng
Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

A very beautiful and peaceful place, with a stunning red/orange bridge, ancient trees and stone lanterns. There are several unique areas for special prayers. And a cat shrine as well. Recommended for photography but also to connect with the various aspects of Shitoism. A lovely...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Camille Q
Reviewed 21 April 2019

We visited in the early afternoon on a Sunday and were fortunate to witness a wedding ceremony in the extensive grounds. A gorgeous setting with beautiful trees and gardens. The red bridge is picturesque and makes for great photos. The various stone carved figurines and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Randall K
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17 February 2019|
Response from SurfingWild | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Firstly, you can avoid the arched bridge by taking another flatter bridge about 100m to the left of the arched bridge, and then walking up a slope the the entrance. Inside the grounds much of it is a bit gravelly... More
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6 June 2017|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This shrine is not strict to shoot pics.
17 November 2016|
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Response from JLOW111 | Reviewed this property |
Half an hour is plenty, there is very little to see.