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Suwa Shrine

18-15 Kami-Ni, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-824-0445
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The site of the one of Japan’s three most important festivals, the “Kunchi,” this famous Shinto shrine overlooking the city is frequented by people seeking special blessings and favors.
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18-15 Kami-Ni, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-824-0445

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Title says it all. There was some renovation working going on when I viisted - but it was still worth. Quite a grand entrance from the main road right down below. Liked the Torii gates. Shame the old teahouse was shut. Wasn't much information in...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I have been here for many times and last time I went here my fiancee proposed to me! So you can see that here is really nice place for history and day view. You can see Nagasaki from the top of the shrine.

Thank Charernkit T
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Despite difficulty in reaching here and climbing few steps we found this shrine quite a place to visit .Certainly not to be missed . Locals come here to pray and there is no tourist crowd here as elsewhere .So you can take your time to...More

Thank pilgrim_gsa
Reviewed 7 September 2016

At the entrance you will see quite a lot of steps to climb, but finally when we reached to top there was hardly anybody about just one other tourist and an old Japanese lady worshipping, until we saw a few other people in their formal...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Suwa Shrine is one of the most beautiful shrines I have been to in my time at Japan. When you climb up the stairs it is an incredible view. There are different little areas to explore within the shrine. If you go to Nagasaki this...More

1  Thank Morgan M
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Most beautiful little temple, with a very convienient transportation to the foot of it's stairs. Not that many visitors, so it had a quiet serene feel to it. It has a free attached zoo very close to the shrine.

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Free entry to this hill top location. The Shrine is an easy place to find and when you get there one can walk around freely although there are a few private places that are off-limits. Everything is in Japanese so if explanations are required then...More

1  Thank phshanks
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Mischievous looking fox guardians, red tori, plum tree, and moji snacks . Beautiful view of Nagasaki from the temple.

1  Thank jingjo j
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We chanced upon this shrine on the way to the Spectacles Bridge. It is near to street car and then a climb up some steps.Very peaceful and no tourists around. The views are amazing and it is fun to watch the worshippers. The only negative...More

2  Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Don't get me wrong, it is quite small and not particularly special. But it is very pleasant and extremely quiet. It is not as impressive as more famous shrines, but If you are looking for a shrine that feels and is peaceful and relaxing, this...More

Thank Jason-ASDF
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