A Mystical Shrine by the Lake

Protected since long ago by the gods of wind and water, Suwa Taisha is counted amongst the oldest of Japan's shrines. Suwa isn't just one shrine, it's actually a collection of smaller shrines clustered together. The surrounding streets are filled with various souvenir shops as well. The mountiains nearby have been called the Eastern Alps for their beauty.

Address 1 Miyayama, Nakasu, Suwa, Nagano Prefecture 392-015
Directions JR
To Honmiya, Maemiya 
JR Limited Express Wide View Shinano (platform 10) from Nagoya to Shiojiri (2h)
JR Chuo Main Line (1,4 platform) from Shiojiri to Chino (30m)
To Honmiya: after getting off the train, walk northwest for 40m (about 3.5km) or take a taxi.
To Maemiya: after getting off the train ,walk northwest for 20m (about 1.2km) or take a taxi.
To Harumiya, Akimiya
JR Limited Express Wide View Shinano (platform 10) from Nagoya to Shiojiri (2h)
JR Chuo Main Line (platform 1,4) from Shiojiri to Shimosuwa (20m)
To Harumiya: after getting off the train, walk 15m (about 1,2km)
To Akinomiya: after getting off the train, walk 10m (about 800m)

Business hours
None
Holidays
Open Year-Round
Contact TEL:0266-52-1919
Wi-Fi Unavailable at shrine; available other places around town
Credit card payment
Unknown
Supported languages None
Price
None
Average visit length 2–3 hours
Websites Official Site(JPN)http://suwataisha.or.jp/index.html Suwa-taisha Shrinehttps://www.suwakanko.jp/en/?id=suwataisya

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