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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
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The headquarters of Sumiyoshi Shrine, with approximately 2,300 branches nationwide, has more than 1,800 years of history. It was built with a special method called ”Sumiyoshi-zukuri” (a type of straight roof characteristic of some Shinto shrines). This type of architecture is said to be the oldest in shrine architectural history, and is designated as a national treasure.
2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka
April - September: 6:00- 17:00October - March: 6:30- 17:00
Many festivals are held throughout the year. The spot is filled with local visitors especially on New Year's Day.
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