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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine is dedicated to Shinto deities associated with the sea and sea travel, in commemoration of a safe passage to Korea by Empress Jingu in 200. Later, the empress herself also became enshrined as a god here. This shrine is the head shrine of over 2,300 Sumiyoshi-jinja shrines all over Japan.
Having survived the bombing in the World War II, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine actually has a couple of buildings that date back to 1810. The shrine was originally founded in 211 and the present buildings are faithful replicas of the originals. They offer a rare opportunity to see a Shinto shrine that predates the influences of Chinese Buddhist architectural styles.
The shrine's main buildings are roofed with a kind of thatch rather than the tiles on most later shrines. Other interesting features are the old style Torii gate called "Kaku-Torii" with its square pillars, a collection of more than 600 stone lanterns donated by seafarers and business people, a stone stage for Bugaku (court music and dance) performances donated by Toyotomi Hideyori (a son of Toyotomi Hideyoshi) and the attractive Taiko-bashi Bridge, an arched bridge donated by Yodogimi (a wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi) with park surroundings.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from Sumiyoshitaisha Station on the Nankai Electric Railway Nankai Main Line (NK08)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-9-89, Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 558-0045

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EM 🇯🇵 1/2 - 2/7 @nijiirodreamer - 2020-01-05
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💕EM💕 🇯🇵 1/2-2/7 @nijiirodreamer - 2020-01-05
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Beautiful Day @therudewind - 2020-01-02
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Carol Homco @CarolHomco - 2019-12-31
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Col @countcol - 2019-12-31
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猴爺亂步☠️人生苦短 @jyencc - 2019-12-31
A small cat shrine?! 招財貓神社?
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Never Stop Building @jasonrobertfox - 2019-12-28
Carving detail at Sumiyoshi Taisha gate. It seems the carved parts are left to darken as exposed wood, an interesti… https://t.co/U54DEy5rPm
Never Stop Building @jasonrobertfox - 2019-12-24
A rope to mark the importance of this massive couple tree at Sumiyoshi Taisha. Research indicates these camphor tre… https://t.co/IRLyYHAmxg
Never Stop Building @jasonrobertfox - 2019-12-10
Large inset frame and panel on this door at Sumiyoshi Taisha. Beautiful weathering.⁠
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Never Stop Building @jasonrobertfox - 2019-12-09
Sumiyoshi Taisha has an older looking building design, it reminds me of Ise shrine. I like the unadorned wood. ⁠
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🍁日本の恋人🍁 @jappangaijin - 2019-11-24
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Jonny L.A. @JonnyLA311 - 2019-11-22
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GwenQuynh Thi Nguyen @quynhthi1 - 2019-11-13
day 2 we went to sumiyoshi taisha first thing in the morning. they have an entire CAT SHRINE near the back and you… https://t.co/hQtVxLsS9w
GwenQuynh Thi Nguyen @quynhthi1 - 2019-11-13
day 2!!!! we went to sumiyoshi taisha first thing in the morning. they have an entire CAT SHRINE near the back and… https://t.co/4Fb9SLxp5a
thewanderingwelsh @wanderinwelsh - 2019-10-17
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Ron Rearte @roneholic - 2019-10-09
Osaka's Sumiyoshi Taisha (住吉大社, 'Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine') is one of Japan's oldest shrines. Founded in the 3rd cent… https://t.co/TEs6KZYHPC
Rei Niwa @ephthalite - 2019-09-28
I am always exhibiting my works about Otaue (Rice planting) Shinto Ritual at Inner shrine of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrin… https://t.co/zBbqEBgR0I
OsakaBob_Official @Bob_OGTB - 2019-09-24
Sumiyoshi Taisha’s votive plaques (ema) come in so many designs & they’re designed for different prayers. Simply wr… https://t.co/YS6eGkbLqt

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