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Suwa Shrine

1 Nakasu, Suwa 392-0015, Nagano Prefecture
+81 266-52-1919
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Amazing trees.

Suwa Taisha has some remarkable trees that ornament the beautiful grounds. The buildings nestle in... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Fairfield, California
Inspiring and awesome place!

You feel so peaceful visiting 4 shrines in Suwa. I would advise visiting 4 and collect 4 shrine... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Sachi F
London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Nakasu, Suwa 392-0015, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Suwa Taisha has some remarkable trees that ornament the beautiful grounds. The buildings nestle in the forest, and the overall feeling is one of peace and serenity. There are lots of interesting spots, such as the memorial garden for a sumo wrestler (compare your hand...More

Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed 15 January 2017

You feel so peaceful visiting 4 shrines in Suwa. I would advise visiting 4 and collect 4 shrine stamps (go-shu-in). Do not forget to visit "Shintsuru Honten" which is the famous long-established Japanese confectioners since 1873. Their "Shio-Yokan"(salty Yokan) is made by superior Japanese pastry...More

Thank Sachi F
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It is far from the railway station so you have to take a taxi .But the shrine is very nice place.You can see a big lumber used for the "Onbashira" festival which held in every 7 years.You can also see a statue of famous Sumo...More

Thank GAIDA2014
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I visited many Japanese shrines. This Suwa Shrine (諏訪大社) was definitely an amazing and inspiring one comparing to others. I certainly enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere there, however I wanted to visit all 4 of them within 1 day, so it became kinda rush. Let me...More

Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 3 September 2015

You can feel natural power. It is close to Suwa city. You can enjoy a day trip by visiting other spots such as Suwa lake.

Thank arimasa
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Attended a traditional Shinto wedding ceremony. Scenery and serenity were wonderful despite a rainy day.

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 16 July 2012 via mobile

This is a beautiful, traditional Shinto shrine dating back 1200 years. It is famous for it's festival every 8 years where hundreds of worshipers cut down a tree ride and ride it down the side of a mountain (yes, people have died doing this). You...More

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