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Suitengu Shrine (水天宮)

A Shinto shrine located on a hill in the center of Otaru City with a sweeping view of downtown Otaru and Otaru Port. On the grounds, visitors can find a monument inscribed with a poem by Takuboku Ishikawa. Also a renowned cherry blossom viewing destination, in spring the shrine bustles with visitors. The main shrine and front shrine buildings have been designated Historic Structures by Otaru City.


Hokkaido Otaru-shi Aioicho 3-1 (Otaru / Kiroro / ShakotanArea)

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Reviewed:2018/05/05 Cherry Blossom 2018
Climbed up the mountain to Suitengu for Cherry Blossom. Still beautiful as before, enjoy nice sea view and peacefulness there.
Reviewed:2017/07/24 Beautiful view of Otaru
We hiked up the hundred or so steps to the top. A great view of the city below. The climb was worth the effort.
Reviewed:2017/02/12 Beautiful view of Otaru seaside
We climbed up the very steep, snowy hill from the
Kitaichi glass shop. The view of the city was pretty and a serene scene with snow all around. We descended out from the main entrance of the temple...

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Hokkaido Otaru-shi Aioicho 3-1 [map]
Otaru / Kiroro / ShakotanArea
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          Hokkaido Areas


          Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.