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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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  • I went and bought amulets. Happened that time at the time of the 753 is families with children was full I was. There is he taking pictures here, did not pray slowly. Also I would like to go.
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  • I visited this shrine after spending a couple of hours shopping in Dotonobri. What a peaceful place! I really liked the bridge and all the flags & lanterns. It was a lovely area to photograph. There a...  more »
  • After wrote and wanted nokyo-sho you really feel bad for eyes even snap passed to throw. Until now in these places now feel bad just felt I didn't have a thing, but I wonder if I had to say so I think anyone can see that everyone went along, so I was terrible and sad. Long-awaited visit to shrine will go home in a bad mood was only, sorry. I would never go again.
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  • 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.
  • It is the early shrine of japanese traditional religion. It was for the water needed for rice cultivation. Its red bridge is so beautiful.
  • Very nice Taisha. Have been coming here for years. New Years eve is very busy but a must if you're in the area.
  • 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.
  • 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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