Osaka: Sumiyoshi-taisha

Of all the times I’ve been to Osaka, I can’t believe I’ve never been to Sumiyoshi-taisha. I have no idea why I’ve never checked it out until my trip last March, but better late than never, I guess?

The reason why I’m so surprised at myself is because Sumiyoshi-taisha is one of the oldest, most famous shrines in all of Japan. There are only two other shrines with the same architectural style in Japan, but people mostly know it for the Sorihashi Bridge or Taiko Bridge.

It’s really easy to get to Sumiyoshi-taisha.ย We just took a 10 minute local train ride from Nankai Namba Station to Sumiyoshi-taisha Station on the Nankai Main Line.