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Chinzei Grand Shrine  Suwa Shrine鎮西大社 諏訪神社


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.

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place Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kaminishiyamamachi 18-15
phone 0958240445



Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kaminishiyamamachi 18-15 [map]



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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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