Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
4.5
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mark W
    Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Shrine with wonderful gardens
    Not an overly busy place, but my family went here with a guided tour and thought it was a nice out of the way spot. The gardens are sensational and wonderful insta spot (if your into that). My kids just loved all the turtles but the entire area is a wonderful location
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Norm the Nomad
    Australia1,224 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good - worth a visit.
    Time to ‘go off the beaten track’ … so today we headed off into the outer suburbs to visit Sumiyoshi Taisha; a Shinto shrine and its surrounding gardens, which date back to the 3rd century. It is also well known for its ‘red bridge’. With google maps in hand, we navigated our way through multiple metro line changes; some walking; and even local tram rides - occasionally seeking directions via a combination of sign langauge and pigeon English. It was good fun and worth the effort. The shrine, whilst ancient, was clearly well frequented - and it was interesting watching the local visitors praying to the various entities. When it was time to head back we simply did it all over again - but in reverse. :)
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • rememr
    Singapore, Singapore1,064 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Less touristy shrine that is not too far from Osaka City
    If you are looking for a shrine/temple that is near Osaka city, that is not located in the outskirts or in Kyoto, consider Sumiyoshi Taisha. I took about 30min to travel here from my hotel via metro and tram. Very quiet, has many locals visiting to pray and covers quite a huge space with different dedicated areas: the three temples, fortune cat house, stone talisman making area (forgive me I'm not sure of the actual name), pond, talisman shop. There are also some food carts located right at the entrance of the Taisha. I spent about an hour here slowly walking around and stopping at times.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 March 2024
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Kristin
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If you want to visit a beautiful temple without the nightmare of tourist crowds, Sumiyoshi Taisha is the one. It's just about 20 min train ride from Namba and it has plenty of things to do. You can walk on the iconic red bridge, learn about the god of sea that this shrine worships. Make sure to stroll around and just immerse in the atmosphere. Really glad we came here.
Written 19 May 2024
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639abbie
Canberra, Australia1,392 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
A quiet area demanding respect and an absolute calming effect. The architecture and experience was inspiring and is recommended for a restful 30 minutes absorbing the area
Written 7 May 2024
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l0vet0travel4ever
Mississauga, Canada127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Beautiful peaceful place!!! I liked how it was not crowded. My most favorite!! Can’t be missed. Enjoyed my visit here. Highly recommended
Written 10 April 2024
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Yes, another shrine or temple, but iconic bridge and area around it are worth a stop. The bridge is quite steep to climb and even more challenging to descend.
Written 20 March 2024
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rememr
Singapore, Singapore1,064 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
If you are looking for a shrine/temple that is near Osaka city, that is not located in the outskirts or in Kyoto, consider Sumiyoshi Taisha. I took about 30min to travel here from my hotel via metro and tram. Very quiet, has many locals visiting to pray and covers quite a huge space with different dedicated areas: the three temples, fortune cat house, stone talisman making area (forgive me I'm not sure of the actual name), pond, talisman shop. There are also some food carts located right at the entrance of the Taisha. I spent about an hour here slowly walking around and stopping at times.
Written 9 March 2024
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Pauline D
Texas2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Full of cultures and authentic history. Amazing place to be travel with loved one. Nice weather and ambience.
Written 31 October 2023
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Norm the Nomad
Australia1,224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Time to ‘go off the beaten track’ … so today we headed off into the outer suburbs to visit Sumiyoshi Taisha; a Shinto shrine and its surrounding gardens, which date back to the 3rd century. It is also well known for its ‘red bridge’.
With google maps in hand, we navigated our way through multiple metro line changes; some walking; and even local tram rides - occasionally seeking directions via a combination of sign langauge and pigeon English.
It was good fun and worth the effort. The shrine, whilst ancient, was clearly well frequented - and it was interesting watching the local visitors praying to the various entities. When it was time to head back we simply did it all over again - but in reverse. :)
Written 23 October 2023
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Mark W
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Not an overly busy place, but my family went here with a guided tour and thought it was a nice out of the way spot. The gardens are sensational and wonderful insta spot (if your into that). My kids just loved all the turtles but the entire area is a wonderful location
Written 16 October 2023
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Tom H
Santa Cruz, CA369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We visited this famous shrine by taking a local train from Osaka. The entrance to the shrine features a steeply curved bridge that spans a rushing creek. Inside there are interesting buildings to look at, charms to consider buying, and colorful flags in abundance. There is an adjacent smaller shrine that you can find by looking at the provided map, that has a small shrine with a very cool feature. To the left of the shrine are three heavy stones. We were told to stand in front of the rocks, clap our hands three times, then lift and set the rock down. Then to step back, clap three times again, caress the rock and make one wish followed by lifting the heavy rock again – if the rock felt lighter than the first time you picked it up then the wish will come true. Back at the main facilities we were impressed by some huge cedar trees and other features.
Written 9 May 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is the answer to experience historic Osaka without the nightmarish tourist crowd. Sumiyoshi Taisha, around twenty-minute train ride from Namba, is a picturesque Shinto shrine to commemorate the god of sea. While the iconic red bridge needs no further introduction, the structure itself is pretty impressive too. Do devote enough time here to stroll around and feel the inner spiritual sublimation.
Written 22 April 2023
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