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Suwa Shrine, Suwa

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Sited at the foot of a mountain, Suwa Shrine remains one of the oldest houses of worship in Japan. Pay special attention to the gate resting on four pillars made from firs, replaced every seven years during the Onbashira Festival. The six buildings on the shrine grounds are designated important cultural property, while the complex's repository exhibits historical treasures, such as various written documents from the imperial family and major military commanders. Plan your visit to Suwa Shrine and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Suwa sightseeing website .
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  • I am tired with the approach of the long fall under the company's prior's Palace big crowded under the harumiya on company 木宮 was on the temple Hill.
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  • The environment is dignified care. Itoigawa guy may nagawa shrine Tianjin rim with Koyasu shrine. It is very like a shrine.
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  • 1/4, visited on the tour. The majority started work I guess. It was a bit crowded. Spot's coach, was a 40-minute stay, but soothing atmosphere. Many stalls, so fun. Good year in May.
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As the city of Suwa is famous for its ryokans--traditional Japanese guesthouses built at hot springs--most tourists opt to stay in one of these. Also known as onsen hotels, the establishments offer guests access to swim in the region's healing waters. If you're traveling on a budget, you should consider a homestay, basic hotel, or camping on the west side of the lake.
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