The spiritual and cultural hub for the citizens of Nagasaki
The complex of building and gardens comprising Suwa Shrine nestles on a shaded stretch of
hillside overlooking the heart of Nagasaki-city. The shrine was founded in the wake of ban
of Christianity in the early 17th century, and during the Edo Period it soon grew into a
spiritual and cultural hub for the citizens of Nagasaki.
During Meiji and Taisho Periods, it was not only Nagasaki’s foremost Shinto shrine but also
this city’s most popular destination for foreign tourist who came seeking a glimpse into heart
Held from October 7 to 9 every year and is considered one of the three major festivals of
Japan, being designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Asset.
Location of Nagasaki-city
|Address||18-15 Nishiyama-cho, Nagasaki-city|
A short waalk from Suwa-jinjya Tram station
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