open9:00 - 17:00 open to visitors during shrine office hours
With three deities enshrined here, including Ameterasu Omikami, Sanko Shrine is historically known to ward off the effects of a stroke, such as paralysis. It also holds an annual festival, Chubu-yoke, from June 1st to 7th to pray for protection against such ailments.With the god of long life Takeshiuchi-no-Sukune enshrined at its auxiliary shrine, Sanko Shrine is very popular with worshippers. Takeshiuchi-no-Sukune is also known as Jurojin, one of the "Shichi-Fukujin" or Seven Lucky Gods.Although the shrine was burned down completely during the air raids of World War II, it was rebuilt post-war thanks to the efforts of its parishioners.It is believed that a portion of the Sanada Maru, a fortification defended by the Toyotomi clan during siege of Osaka, is on the shrine grounds. Also on the grounds is the opening of a tunnel, the "Sanada-no Nuke-ana" or "Sanada's escape tunnel," an underground passageway said to connect the shrine to Osaka castle. Signs of the tunnel can still be see today, but entrance has been sealed off.Sanada Yukimura's statue was constructed in 1987.The base of the statue is the "Sanada Ishi" (stone) brought from the Sanada family temple.
address14-90 Tamatsukurihonmachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, 543-0013
transport2-minute walk from Tamatsukuri Station on the Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
5-minute walk from Tamatsukuri Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line