Sumiyoshi Taisha ❷ (Torii)

Sorihashi Bridge (Taikobashi) – got off the bridge

Sumiyoshi Taisha’s Torii


A torii is a symbolic Shinto shrine gate which consists of two upright pillars connected by two horizontal beams on top. It marks the entrance to a sacred area. Torii literally means “a perch for birds.” It is said that they were originally perches for the roosters people offered to shrines.

Through the torii

Souvenir shop

Information on Sumiyoshi Taisha

2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045
Entrance is free.
April to September 6:00 to 17:00
October to March   6:30 to 17:00
(The souvenir shop is open from 9:00 to 17:00. No fixed holidays.)
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Official website
ENGLISH: Sumiyoshi Taisha
JAPANESE: Sumiyoshi Taisha
※The Japanese version of the web has a lot of information.