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)

map-6-66720753
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.

20160708_152316-resized-1024
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.

20160708_152207-resized-1024
Entrance – bridge hiding in the back
20160708_152427-resized-1024
Bunny Fountain: Wash hands, wash mouth then go and pray
20160708_152700-resized-1024
So many wishes…
20160708_152728-resized-1024
Just stunning
20160708_153529-resized-1024
There’s a cat srhine

20160708_152844-resized-102420160708_153120-resized-102420160708_153709-resized-1024

20160708_153241-resized-1024
I see animals and I freeze and watch…
20160708_153715-resized-1024
Real or not – animals should be kept warm

20160708_153923-resized-102420160708_154024-resized-1024

20160708_154526-resized-1024
A marble bunny

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s