Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

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Osaka | Main Sumiyoshi Shrine of Over 2,000

Osaka | Main Sumiyoshi Shrine of Over 2,000

Sumiyoshi Taisha, also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Taisha, is one of Japan's oldest shrines. It was founded by Tamomi no Sukuna in the year 211 and is the main shrine of the over 2,000 Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan. Its unique structure gave its name to Sumiyoshi-zukuri which can be seen in some other shrines as well. The architecture consists of straight roofs and horizontal billets. Guests will see the Sorihashi Bridge, a beautiful bridge arching over a pond, leading to the entrance.

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