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Namba Yasaka Shrine

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Namba Yasaka Shrine

-One of the most unique and photo-worthy shrines in Osaka-

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Namba Yasaka Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Namba district of Osaka. You will be amazed by its enormous lion head-shaped building! It’s very close from the Namba main station, so why don’t you give it a try visiting it?

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What it is like?

The current shrine buildings are post-war reconstructions. This outstanding establishment features an enormous lion head-shaped building, measuring 12 meters high and 11 meters wide. Moreover, every year on the third Sunday of January, a Tug-of-War Ritual takes place in the shrine. In 2001, this ritual was designated Osaka City’s first intangible folk cultural property.

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What you can see?

What makes the shrine unique and photo-worthy is, of course, the enormous lion-shaped stage called “Shishi Den”. It is an almost entire concrete building, but some parts inside are made of wood. The eyes are lights and the nose is a loud speaker! The sanctruary inside enshrines the powerful and brave soul of Susanoo-no-Mikoto who is one of the dities protecting the local area.

Access to Dotonbori

From Namba station (Osaka Metro) → 6 minutes walk

From Namba station (Nankai Line) → 6 minutes walk

From Daikokucho station (Osaka Metro) → 7 minutes walk

***Namba Yasaka Shrine Official Website***

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〒 542-0076 Nankai Terminal Building 1F 5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Opened: 9:00am ~ 8:00pm

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