Sumiyoshi-taisha (住吉大社), also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is the main shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan. However, the oldest shrine that enshrines the Sumiyoshi sanjin, the three Sumiyoshi kami, is the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Hakata.
It is called Sumiyoshi-san or Sumiyossan by the locals, and is famous for the large crowds that come to the shrine on New Year's Day for hatsumōde.
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Tara Chan | Feb 4, 2018
This shrine was a pleasant surprise. I was amazed by its beauty, and I was lucky to visit this place without so many people around. The view of this place is just beautiful. Easy access from the train station (literally a 30-second walk). I would highly recommend this shrine if you're in Osaka.
Alex small | Feb 16, 2018
beautiful shrine, would reccomend, any sightseeing trip to osaka should include sumiyoshi taisho.
David Richards | Oct 31, 2017
The shrine was a great visit that lasted about an hour. The gardens were nice and the shrine as a whole is very well maintained. I enjoyed seeing locals coming to pray at the various buildings.
Victoria Morales | Jan 7, 2018
Absolutely amazing shrine situated in a green area that seems to capsule it from the rest of the grey city. We visited the second day of hatsumode and it was crowded as we never seen before! Anyway it was stunning to see the rituals and the beautiful new year decorations, as well as the hundreds of small fair stalls. We had caramelized apples, clementines and strawberries, otonomiyaki, omusoba, tayaki, castella waffles... I recommend it a lot for having the first hatsumode experience!
Erna Sanjaya | Jan 16, 2018
Enjoyed the hatsumode in this shrine, where you can find lots of food stalls and game outlets while visiting the shrine.
Rey Lagadlad | May 7, 2018
If you are having a city tour within Osaka City, you better drop your feet into this enormous shrine. Accessible, free, INSTAGRAMable spots are everywhere esp the bridge that makes this place extra special.
Audrey Blancart | Apr 17, 2018
An amazing germ in Osaka. It’s peaceful and quiet. Serenity is the word to describe my experience there!! Loved it
Atsushi Yamane | May 2, 2018
There're many interesting power spots. And 'Omokaru-ishi' and 'Go-dai-riki' are interesting divination.
Dr HP Tan | Apr 9, 2018
Nice temple and easily accessible by train. Not a bad place to spend a few hours.
Kojiro TANI | Jun 8, 2018
one of the most important japanese shrine. it is the first class shrine of Settsu-koku, old name of Osaka. also, is the head shrine about sea and sailing in japan, which has dozens of sister shrine with names prefixed Sumiyoshi all over Japan. there are a lot of beautiful and traditional japanese style architectures, such as the main shrine, bridge, and Torii gates. the most recommended sightseeing spot in Osaka.
Ivan Chua | May 22, 2018
Osaka's Sumiyoshi Taisha (住吉大社, "Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine") is one of Japan's oldest shrines. Founded in the 3rd century before the introduction of Buddhism, it displays a unique style of shrine architecture, called Sumiyoshi-zukuri, that is free of influence from the Asian mainland. Only two other shrine architecture styles are also considered purely Japanese: Shinmei-zukuri as seen at the Ise Shrines and Taisha-zukuri as seen at Izumo Taisha.
Neo Jing En | Jul 1, 2018
Beautiful place with traditional shrines. Great place for foreigners too, u can have your fortune and request for an English version. The shrines are georgous, worth visiting.
Glenn Manalastas | Jul 13, 2018
A perfect place to visit if you wish to find some serene, breezy place to pray and say your wishes.. great architecture and scenery.
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