About Sumiyoshi-taisha(住吉大社)

Sumiyoshi Taisha, located in Osaka, is celebrated as the city's most potent power spot, attracting a large number of visitors from the Kansai region, especially during the New Year's first visit to a shrine.

This sacred site is renowned for its numerous buildings and treasures designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, reflecting Japan's rich cultural heritage.

The shrine's precincts feature a tranquil grove and a distinctive arched bridge, known as Taiko-bashi, which are rare green spaces in the urban landscape of Osaka and have been selected as part of Osaka Prefecture's top 100 green spaces.

These natural elements offer a peaceful retreat from the bustling city life.

Visiting Sumiyoshi Taisha presents an excellent opportunity to experience the traditional and natural beauty of Japan.

It's an ideal destination for those seeking to calm their minds and spiritually recharge in Osaka. As a symbol of the heart and soul of Osaka, Sumiyoshi Taisha awaits your visit.


The blessings of Sumiyoshi-taisha

  • Family Safety: A guardian deity for those praying for their family’s health and wellbeing.
  • Business Prosperity: A benefactor deity for entrepreneurs seeking success and growth.
  • Matchmaking: A powerful spot for those seeking successful relationships and friendships.


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