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Suwa Shrine

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Address: 18-15 Kami-Ni, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 95-824-0445
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The site of the one of Japan’s three most important festivals, the...

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 March 2016
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 dress as this shrine is a 'working one'. Lots to see. So Tranquil

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is the shrine to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 take a guide.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is an animal park next to it - very cramped for the poor creatures...

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is a good pic

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

There were only very few tourists here as I visited; I am unsure if it is because I came here on the very first day of Japan's new year holidays. However, this is a very big shrine. Before the shrine, there were hundreds of stairs. The shrine consists of several buildings, a guest room (where the emperor stays as he... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

After a small amount of climbing you get to the main entrance to the shrine. We were fortunate enough to see a wedding and many little kids dressed in the traditional outfit. Most things didn't have English translation, but the important thing, not to offend the local worshippers, is to wash your hands with the water from a stone basin.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We were here on our port day on a cruise. The tram was jam packed with cruise passengers and they were all heading to the Peace Park. Instead of fighting to get on the transfer tram, we just took that tram all the way to Suwa Shrine, after the visit took another tram backward that goes to the Peace Park... More 

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