Suwa Shrine is a beautiful, well-maintained shrine that is easily accessible by streetcar. Built in 1625, the shrine holds significant historical and cultural relevance to the people of Nagasaki. For this reason, it is the main shrine where the city holds its famous annual festival in October, the Kunchi festival. With a touchscreen in front of the main hall available in English, tourists can understand the information provided at Suwa Shrine with ease. During your trip to Suwa Shrine, you can admire Japanese traditional rituals and ceremonies, and pray for good health and blessings for you, your family, and your friends. Besides praying and enjoying Japanese culture, Omamori (Japanese amulets) store just adjacent to the main hall is available for tourists. On the grounds, there is also a famous and delicious noodle restaurant open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. that serves a variety of Japanese noodles such as Udon, Soba, and Ramen. Down the hill from the restaurant is a free, small zoo that is available from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. everyday.
Come and try the various experiences you can find at Suwa Shrine.