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Suwa Shrine

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Address: 18-15 Kami-Ni, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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+81 95-824-0445

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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Hidden Gem of Nagasaki

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India
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339 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 walk around and look out at Nagasaki's landscape . Be aware of monkeys lurking around... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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

1 Thank John E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Morgan M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank phshanks
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
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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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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