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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka

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For ages, the three enshrined Shinto gods at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine 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 Shrine and beyond, use our Osaka route website to get the most from your Osaka vacation.
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  • I really loved visiting this shrine this morning. The bridges, buildings, flags, statues and gates here are all stunning. Definitely worth riding the cute little tram down from central Osaka (which... 
    I really loved visiting this shrine this morning. The bridges, buildings, flags, statues and gates here are all stunning. Definitely worth riding the cute little tram down from central Osaka (which...  more »
  • This attractive spot is really gorgeous. It is a very old shrine, which was already mentioned in Nihonshoki. You can see the red bridge and took photo from this bridge. 
    This attractive spot is really gorgeous. It is a very old shrine, which was already mentioned in Nihonshoki. You can see the red bridge and took photo from this bridge.  more »
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  • We arrived one day before the 7 5 3 festival. There were a lot of people in beautiful kimonos that made our experience that much better. This Temple is beautiful and amazingly maintained considering it is from 3rd century. Must see if you have the time!
  • What a site a amazing Shinto Temple! Really well shaded with lots of trees pretty amazing buildings with a really cool bridge. Lots of history there and QR codes to scan to get the english descriptions of what you are looking at. We had ro take a Train and then a Tram to get there but not to difficult and the Japanese people are always very helpful with directions.

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