Sumiyoshi Taisha's main feature is the ancient architectural style in which it is built, known as Sumiyoshi-zukuri, which predates the arrival of Budhism in Japan. The main hall, or Honden is the oldest example of this type of architecture and its is designated as National Treasure.
The bridge which leads the way to Sumiyoshi Taisha's entrance is known as the Taiko Bashi, or Drum Bridge, because of the look of its profile when reflected in the water.
HOW TO GET THERE
Sumiyoshi Taisha Nankai Main Line
Sumiyoshi Taisha is located a few steps away from Sumiyoshi Taisha train station.