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Shrine Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • Chinzei Grand Shrine  Suwa Shrine
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kaminishiyamamachi 18-15
    The head shrine of Nagasaki commonly known as the Chinzei-taisha. The shrine is actually comprised of three shrines—Suwa, Morisaki, and Sumiyoshi. The shrine is revered for warding against misfortune, bringing luck in marriage, and providing protection at sea. Each year from October 7 to 9, the shrine holds the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival, a nationally designated Important Intangible Folk Culture Property and also considered one of the biggest three festivals in Japan. An underground tunnel connects directly to the shrine from the road approaching the shrine near the Suwajinjamae stop on the tramway.
  • Wakamiya Inari-jinja Shrine
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Irabayashi 2-10-2
    Wakamiya Inari-jinja Shrine is known as the “old shrine of Wakamiya.” Its origin is said to be when the deity of Kusunoki Masashige, the harvest god “Inari” in the Nanboku-cho period, was enshrined in its current location in 1673. It is famous as a place where many patriots came to visit in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate, including Sakamoto Ryoma. During the grand festival held on the 14 and 15 of October, young men wearing masks of white foxes perform acrobatics unassisted atop 10-meter-tall bamboo in a show known as “Takengei” (bamboo performance).

    Was originally looking for the statue of Ryoma Sakamoto's Boots, which is on the same hillside. Then fortunately found this shrine first;) The shrine itself is quite small, but its vivid colors and...

  • Komodahama Shrine Festival
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Iduharamachikomoda
    This festival is held at Komodahama Shrine located in Komoda, Izuhara-machi, Tsushima City. The shrine is dedicated to So Sukekuni, Tsushima military governor and his soldiers who died in battle with the allied forces of Yuan and Goryeo who attacked Sasuura (Komodahama beach) during the invasion of 1274. During the festival held every November 12, various rituals are performed, such as a warrior procession led by samurai marching to the beach.
  • Watazumi Shrine
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Toyotamamachini Wanomiya 55
    This shrine is located in Nii, Toyotama-cho, Tsushima City. It is dedicated to Hikohohodemi no Mikoto and the ocean goddess Toyotamahime no Mikoto. In front of the main shrine, there are five torii gates including in the sea, making it a mysterious shrine with Dragon King's Palace legends from long ago.
  • Tachibana Shrine
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    Nagasaki Unzen-shi Chijiwacho Ki 529
    A Shinto shrine located in Chijiwa-cho, Unzen City. The shrine is dedicated to Tachibana Shuta, a man who served as aide-de-camp to the crown prince and who also served as the principal of a school for cultivating young officer candidates. A museum on the grounds dedicated to the man operates out of a portion of Tachibana’s childhood residence, which was dismantled and moved here. The temple is a famous destination for cherry blossom viewing, and in the spring some 1,000 cherry trees along the approach to the shrine come into bloom. At the end of the year, the shrine’s torii gate is decorated with huge traditional bamboo decorations standing over 10-meters-tall which have been granted a Guinness World Record.

    仁田峠のミヤマキリシマを見に行く途中に立ち寄りました。駐車場から本殿までは結構距離があります。参道には桜の木が並び、桜の季節はとても美しいだろうと思います。神社境内は楠大木をはじめ緑が多く とても気持ちがいいです。本殿は六月末まで改修中らしく、現時点ではシートに覆われていました。参拝やご祈願などは大丈夫です。

  • Kaijin Shrine
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    Nagasaki Tsushima-shi Minecho Kisaka 247
    A Shinto shrine located in Kisaka Mine-cho, Tsushima City. The shrine is also known as the Tsushima Ichinomiya, “Ichinomiya” being a term used to describe the most important shrine in a region. The shrine was originally titled the Hachiman Hongu (meaning “main Hachiman shrine”) because it enshrined eight flags which belonged to Empress Jingu; the name was later changed to its current title in the Meiji period. The shrine’s sacred grove is also Kisaka Wild Bird Forest, a section of virgin forest which has been designated a Natural Monument by the prefecture and which has been outfitted with walking paths.
  • Kuro Shima Shrine
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    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Kuroshimacho 190
  • Oki No Ko Shima Shrine
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    Nagasaki Kitamatsuura-gun Ojika Cho Nozakigo
  • Otokogoku Shrine
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    Nagasaki Pref. Ikishi Ashibechouhakozakihonmurafure 1678-1
  • Matsumori Tenmangu Shrine
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Kaminishiyamamachi 4-3
  • Kameoka Shrine
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    Nagasaki Hirado-shi Iwanouecho 1517
  • Hachiman Shrine
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    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi
  • Odake Shrine
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    Nagasaki Iki-shi
  • Sai Shrine
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    Nagasaki Iki Gonouracho Katabarufure 113
  • Kata Kura Shrine
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    Nagasaki Hirado-shi Ikitsukicho Ichibu 2739
  • Castella Shrine
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Minamiyamatemachi 1-18

Nagasaki Main Areas


This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.

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