By learning the traditions behind the wedding ceremony, the newlywed couple’s life together becomes enriched with meaning.
The shrine was founded some 1,800 years ago by empress-regent Jingu, who, with the blessing of Sumiyoshi no Mikoto, greatly enhanced the prestige of the country.
Later, Emperor Nintoku, the Empress’s grandson, moved the capital to Naniwa and opened a port in Sumiyoshi, which led to the development of Osaka and Sakai, which continues to this day. Since its foundation, the shrine has been highly respected for its status as the first shrine in Settsu.
Province, and until 1946 it was a government-affiliated shrine and the head shrine of some 2,300 Sumiyoshi shrines throughout Japan.
Many couples have pledged to commit to an eternal bond with pure hearts and their dignity at Sumiyoshi Taisha.
Sumiyoshi Taisha is a stunning location that blends nature with traditional Japanese design.
The shrine grounds are covered in greenery all year round. The bridal procession passes a Taikobashi and stone lanterns can be seen in the background. The scenery is so graceful that it resembles a historical picture scroll.
On the wedding day, the taiko drum signals the arrival of the Priests and Miko (Shrine Maidens), leading the groom, bride, relatives, and friends to the main shrine.
The sound of the cobblestones, as they are stepped on, will make you feel happy to experience a part of Japanese culture and tradition.
Wheelchair access is also available.
The Sumiyoshi Taisha offers an authentic Japanese wedding ceremony with tradition and solemnity.
There are three types of shrines to choose from, depending on the number of guests and the style of the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony is held in the main hall of Sumiyoshi Taisha, known as the Sumiyoshi-zukuri. One of the distinct features of our shrine is the opportunity to have a Shinto wedding ceremony in the national treasure Gohonden, which is typically off-limits to the public. The Gohonden’s simple yet dignified appearance, refreshing atmosphere, and sense of openness are truly captivating. This popular ceremony can be conveniently conducted immediately following the bridal procession.
The Kisshouden building is perfect for intimate and solemn ceremonies with a smaller number of guests. It is conveniently located near the reception area, making it easily accessible for elderly attendees. This option is recommended for couples who want a full-fledged Shinto wedding experience without the hassle of extensive travel.Furthermore, even if the wedding ceremony takes place in the Kisshouden, it is still possible to have a bridal procession to visit the main shrine, adding a traditional touch to the celebration.
The wedding reception is a moment for your loved ones to celebrate your marriage. We extend our warmest hospitality to those who have been and will continue to be a part of your life. We offer two venue options to suit your wedding requirements.
The Sumiyoshi Taisha Kisshoden combines a traditional Japanese architectural design on the outside with advanced movable walls on the inside. This allows for easy customization of the venue to accommodate different numbers of guests. Whether you prefer a Japanese or Western-style celebration, the Kisshoden can be flexibly arranged to fulfill your wedding preferences.
The Shinkan is a traditional building that serves as a tribute to an individual and is dedicated to a Shinto deity. In this case, it was constructed to honor Emperor Taisho’s ascension to the throne of Japan. This historical building, typically closed to the public, holds great significance.The Shinkan offers various attractions, including a captivating view of the stone garden from the corridor and the serene atmosphere surrounding a magnificent camphor tree, which has stood for over 1,000 years. This wooden structure was highly esteemed by the medieval aristocrats of Osaka.The inviting view of the stone garden from the corridor makes the Shinkan an exceptionally hospitable place to welcome guests.
The wedding dishes served to the guests are the expression of the greatest hospitality of the couple and their parents.
The basic course menu at Sumiyoshi Taisha features a variety of Japanese dishes prepared by chefs who have been trained in top restaurants. They are served with the seasonal colors that only Japanese cuisine can offer, as well as the sincerest of generosity shown towards the guests.
We take pride in providing high-quality traditional Japanese costumes, crafted with meticulous techniques like Sagara embroidery and Hikihaku, as well as unique designs created by local artisans. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is dedicated to assisting you and can offer helpful suggestions tailored to your preferences. Please feel free to rely on our team for all your kimono needs and modern sensibilities.
2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku,
3 minutes walk to the east from Nankai Main Line “Sumiyoshi Taisha Station”
5 minutes walk to the west from Nankai Koya Line “Sumiyoshi Higashi Station”
A short walk from Hankai Line “Sumiyoshi Torii-mae Station” (tramway).