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Yeah its a fair way up to the top, hope you like steps as you walk through a lot of tori gates and pass the komainu guardians stationed at various intervals. At the top as you pass through the gate the the main temple/shrine open...More
The Shrine sits on the top of a low hill. From the tramways level, there is a long climb over 300 to 400 steps to reach the Shrine. There is the other option of driving to a car park at a higher street level, but...More
This shrine is a beautiful place for some quiet reflection, and watching spectacular weddings if you are lucky. The shrine is popular for weddings, but also has significance as a maritime blessing site. A must for its beauty and peacefulness.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.