Chinzei Grand Shrine Suwa Shrine

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Suwa Shrine in Nagasaki
Suwa Shrine in Nagasaki (Photo: Fg2 / Public Domain)

The Chinzei Suwa Shrine has a long and complicated history. It began in 1614, the same year as Tokugawa's Edict Against Christianity. The shrine was established to unite the community against the growing population of Christian-converted Japanese in the area who the number of Shinto and Buddhist populations exceeded, and many local Christians resolved to destroy the shrine's progress until a priest, Aoki Kensei, came to Nagasaki in 1624 and stopped the interference.



18-15 Kaminishiyama-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki (Map) (Directions)



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Ride the streetcar to Suwa Jinja and climb the 277 steps to the shrine.

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