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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine - Osaka, Japan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Osaka, Japan 558-0045Map
Sumiyoshi-ku
+81 6 6672 0753
Neighborhood: Sumiyoshi-ku
Overview

Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of the most famous shrines in Japan—so much so that shrines with similar names can be found all over the country. This shrine has a very long history and is widely venerated as the home of the guardian deity of sailors. Passing under the enormous archway gate, you come to the taiko bashi, or "drum bridge," for which the shrine is especially renowned. The bridge gets packed with masses of people on New Year's Day and other celebrations. Events are staged at the shrine all year round; New Year's and summer festivals are the most important ones.

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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Sumiyoshi Taisha Station
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