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Sumiyoshi-taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine) Tours

Sumiyoshi-taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine)
Built to protect fisherman and sailors, the 3rd-century Sumiyoshi-taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine) is Osaka’s most famous shrine. Renowned for its classic Japanese architecture and vivid red-and-white colour, the shrine

The Basics 
The most recognizable part of Sumiyoshi-taisha is the Taiko-bashi Bridge; the red, arched bridge provides spans a lily-pad pond that leads to the shrine. As a designated National Treasure in Japan, the shrine is a staple of Osaka sightseeing tours, which let you explore the city on foot, by bike, or in a vehicle. Most introductory tours combine a guided visit to the shrine with stop at top sights such as the 6th-century Shiennoji Temple and the iconic Osaka Castle. 

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • As one of the Japan’s oldest shrines, Sumiyoshi-taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine) is a must-visit for history buffs. 
  • The route leading up to the shrine is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible however the gravel surrounding the main buildings may make for a bit of a bumpy ride. 
  • The shrine is a sacred place for worshippers so ensure that you dress appropriately and try to keep noise to a minimum. 
  • There is no admission fee to enter the shrine. 

How to Get There
The shrine is located in southern Osaka and is easily reachable by public transport; from Namba station, you can take the Nankai Mainline line to Sumiyoshi Taisha station, from which the shrine is merely steps away. 

When to Get There 
Sumiyoshi-taisha is open daily from sunrise until early evening. The historical significance of the shrine means that it draws large crowds, so try to arrive as close to opening as possible to soak up its tranquil atmosphere. 

Top Temples in Osaka 
Though most famous for its food, Osaka also has a plethora of historic temples. Must-sees include the the 15th-century Hozen-ji Temple, where Osakans come to worship a moss-covered statue that depicts one of five Buddhist Wisdom Kings, and Shitenno-ji Temple, a complex that encompasses more than 1,400 years of history.  
Address: 2 Chome Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka 9-89, Japan
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