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Suwa Shrine, Suwa

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Sited at the foot of a mountain, Suwa Shrine remains one of the oldest houses of worship in Japan. Pay special attention to the gate resting on four pillars made from firs, replaced every seven years during the Onbashira Festival. The six buildings on the shrine grounds are designated important cultural property, while the complex's repository exhibits historical treasures, such as various written documents from the imperial family and major military commanders. Plan your visit to Suwa Shrine and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Suwa sightseeing website .
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  • I went there for the first time, but there seems to be four pillars, but I gave up to look for the next in the second, and the autumn leaves are beautiful, and the mountain road feels a little cold, and the parking lot is free and I write it properly of the seal.
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  • Suwa Taisha is the main event of Suwa sightseeing. It is a splendid stance. I also received a seal. It was very beautiful in the autumn leaves. I wanted to come back again.
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  • A very peaceful place which is less commercial. There's also a tiny zoo beside the shrine, pretty lovely.
  • It is best to experience this place in New Year's Eve. It runs 24 hours for a few days with street food, sake, and games. A historical side note, it is relatively large for a city of this size. That is because it was commissioned to combat Catholicism doing the Tokugawa period when Catholicism was banned in Japan
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