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The style of one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines

DESCRIPTION

Sumiyoshi Taisha

Free 6:00 - 17:00

Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of Japan's oldest Shinto Shrines. Its construction dates from the 3rd century and it's considered the main Shrine of all the Sumiyoshi Shrines in Japan. Enshrined in Sumiyoshi Taisha are a group of deities known as the Sumiyoshi Okami, or the Sumiyoshi great Gods, who are said to protect sailors.

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

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Sumiyoshi Taisha is located a few steps away from Sumiyoshi Taisha train station.

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