Suwa Grand Shrine Honmiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Honmiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Honmiya is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Takeminakata no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Onbashira Matsuri.

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Name Suwa Grand Shrine Honmiya
"諏訪大社上社本宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Miyayama, Nakasu, Suwa-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県諏訪市中洲宮山1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Suwa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0266-52-1919

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Torii

A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

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