Sumiyoshi Shrine

Sumiyoshi Shrine

Sumiyoshi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Osaka prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Sumiyoshi Sanjin ( the three Shinto gods Sokotsutsu no O no Mikoto, Nakatsutsu no O no Mikoto, and Uwatsutsu no O no Mikoto ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Sumiyoshi Shrine
"住吉大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2-9-89, Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
"大阪府大阪市住吉区住吉2-9-89" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 3-minute drive from the Tamade I.C. on the Hanshin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 06-6672-0753

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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