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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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  • August 15, 2017
    Sumiyoshi-Taisha Shrine is in Japan in the country surrounded by sea on all sides, and enshrined to the God of the sea. In my home town, is known under the name of "Sumiyoshi-San". To visit the sanctuary is more common shrine and is a little different, so look at worship, the experience that I think.
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  • August 8, 2017
    We visited this shrine in end July. There were some ceremonies on going when we got there. There were also many food and game stalls. It was a wonderful experience to get to know more about Japanese c...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    New year's Eve each year spend at Sumiyoshi Taisha. Many stalls, every year is a big upsurge. Reputation as a shrine, is a popular tourist destination as well.
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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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