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|
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)
|Wi-Fi||Unavailable at shrine; available other places around town|
|Travel time||2–3 hours|
|Websites||Official Site(JPN)http://suwataisha.or.jp/index.html Suwa-taisha Shrinehttps://www.suwakanko.jp/en/?id=suwataisya|