Chinzei Grand Shrine Suwa Shrine

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Suwa Shrine in Nagasaki
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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.

Overview

Address

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

Price

Free entry

Phone Number

095-824-0445

Website

osuwasan.jp

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Free guides/pamphlets

Access

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

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