Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (住吉大社) – Roam Experience – Photo Gallery

Travel to me is a means of an escape from the hustle and bustle of normal life and general human interactions – and whilst visiting markets, restaurants and flying normally involves visiting places where they are packed with locals and tourists – outside those activities, the natural introvert screams for tranquility, which is why Shrines are always such great places in my mind.

Being armed with a car on our latest trip in Osaka because Mama Buddha is joining us, Ms. Buddha and I decide to visit an area slightly further out from central Osaka – the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (住吉大社). (There is the Sumiyoshitaisha station next to it if you don’t have a car)

2 Chome-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 558-0045, Japan | Tel: +81 6-6672-0753

Built during the year 211, the shrine was designated as one of the “Kanpei-Taisha” which meant that it stood first rank of Government’s supported shrines.

Parking is a few hundred yen (appropriate contribution for general upkeep) – and when we got out, we were able to enjoy a very tranquil environment that is sadly too rare in central Osaka and Hong Kong. Not far from the entrance, you reach a very cool (but steep) bridge.

Mama Buddha took about 50 photos here!

The shrine itself is pretty amazing in that there are several sections to it – each with their distinct design.

If you do get a chance to visit Osaka – this is well worth it.

Entrance – bridge hiding in the back
Bunny Fountain: Wash hands, wash mouth then go and pray
So many wishes…
Just stunning
There’s a cat srhine


I see animals and I freeze and watch…
Real or not – animals should be kept warm


A marble bunny

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