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Suwa Shrine

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Address: 1 Nakasu, Suwa 392-0015, Nagano Prefecture
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+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 the forest, and the overall feeling is one of peace and serenity. There are... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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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 size with his hand's outline on the sign!) Its a beautiful shrine, and well worth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 chef kneading well with burning oak. This is the best Japanese sweets in my opinion.... More 

Thank Sachi F
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 wrestler "Raiden" who born in this area.There are some souvenir shop and cafe close to... More 

Thank GAIDA2014
Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 share my experience. This shrine is divided into 4 parts as below, 1. 上社本宮 2.... More 

Thank edmundduck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

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

Thank Louise D
Dayton, OH
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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 will see the tree on the left as you enter. There are several buildings to... More 

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