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Suwa Shrine

1 Nakasu Miyayama, Suwa 392-0015, Nagano Prefecture
+81 266-52-1919
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Beautiful

We really enjoyed our visit to this famous shrine. The history is incredible and the information on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EmilyHeatherMaher
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London, United Kingdom
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Seemingly in harmony with the grand, towering trees that surround it

We enjoyed this shrine very much, tranquilly located on the edge of a forest and seemingly in... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
venividivice
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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2 weeks ago
“Beautiful”
Jun 6, 2018
“Seemingly in harmony with the grand, towering trees that surround it”
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1 Nakasu Miyayama, Suwa 392-0015, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this famous shrine. The history is incredible and the information on the cedars and sumo history was interesting. We even saw the priest and a priestess performing special prayers.

Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

We enjoyed this shrine very much, tranquilly located on the edge of a forest and seemingly in harmony with the grand, towering trees that surround it. It is hard to appreciate Shinto shrines if you are not Japanese, or don't have a cultural and aesthetic...More

Thank venividivice
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Reviewed February 20, 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

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Reviewed January 14, 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
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Reviewed September 26, 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

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Reviewed March 29, 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

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Reviewed September 2, 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.

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Reviewed April 21, 2015

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

Thank Louise D
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Reviewed July 15, 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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