Sumiyoshi Taisha 住吉大社

Sumiyoshi Taisha, in southern Osaka, is claimed to be one of the oldest shrines in Japan. It is said to date back to 211 AD, when legend has it the shrine was built to give thanks to the gods of the sea for the safe return of the Empress Jingu on a voyage to Korea.


Address, timetable & access

Sumiyoshi Taisha

  • Address

    2 Chome-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi Ward

    558-0045

    Japan

  • Phone

    +81 (0)6 6672 0753
  • Timetable

    Daily - 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Price

    Free
  • Access

    Sumiyoshi can be reached in about 15 minutes by the Hankai Tramway Uemachi Line from Tennoji Station to Sumiyoshi or Sumiyoshikoen (200 yen).

    Alternatively take a Nankai train from Namba Station to Sumiyoshi Taisha Station (210 yen; 10 minutes) on the west side of the shrine or to Sumiyoshi-higashi Station on the Nankai Koya Line on the east side.
  • Website

    http://www.sumiyoshitaisha.net/

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