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Sumiyoshi Taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine)住吉大社


Known affectionately as “Sumiyossan,” the Sumiyoshi Taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine) is a Shinto Shrine located in the Sumiyoshi Ward of Osaka City, in Osaka Prefecture. It is the head shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan, of which there are around 2,300 in total. The Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of the most popular shrines in the Kinki region for the Hatsumode (the first visit to a shrine in the New Year), and it is thronged with worshippers every January. The founding of the Sumiyoshi Taisha is recorded in the Nihon Shoki (“Chronicles of Japan”), which notes that the Empress Jingu ordered the construction of the shrine to worship Sumiyoshi no Ohkami. Sumiyoshi no Ohkami (which is actually three Shinto deities in one) is renowned as the god of the sea and the god of exorcism. The four halls that make up the Hon-den (main hall) of the Sumiyoshi Taisha are built in the architectural style known as Sumiyoshi-zukuri; all four have been designated as National Treasures.


Osaka Osakashi Sumiyoshi-ku Sumiyoshi 2-9-89 (Uehonmachi / Tennoji / Southern Osaka CityArea)

phone 0666720753

[Gates open Hours]6:00(Oct.-Mar. is 6:30)
[Gates shut Hours] Outer Gate 16:00/Migaki 17:00

Review of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/23 A shrine without the crowds
The shrine is a short walk from a train station. A nice quiet place, without the tourist crowd. You can see the red bridge at the entrance.
This place feels like a shrine. It feels real and not...
Reviewed:2019/12/01 Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine Bridge
Ths is place brings calm and peace, the bridge is beautiful. The steps on the bridge are deceptively steep but when you walk on them they are just like ordinary stairs, amazing architectural design...
Reviewed:2019/11/24 The Shrine close to harbor & the Red Bridge
Travelers understand that all shrines are places where Torii red pillars are located and people come to pray for sacred things. This place where the kami (Shinto gods) who protect travelers...

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Osaka Osakashi Sumiyoshi-ku Sumiyoshi 2-9-89 [ map ]
Uehonmachi / Tennoji / Southern Osaka CityArea
[Gates open Hours]6:00(Oct.-Mar. is 6:30)
[Gates shut Hours] Outer Gate 16:00/Migaki 17:00
open everyday
Worship Free
Parking Lot
*However, closed during New Year's Holiday/summer festival (traffic regulation Available)
Credit Card
Not available
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 22, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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