Suitengu Shrine

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.

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  • Cherry Blossom 2018
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.05.05
    Climbed up the mountain to Suitengu for Cherry Blossom. Still beautiful as before, enjoy nice sea view and peacefulness there.
  • Beautiful view of Otaru
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.07.24
    We hiked up the hundred or so steps to the top. A great view of the city below. The climb was worth the effort.
  • Beautiful view of Otaru seaside
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.02.12
    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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