Suwa Taisha (Suwa Grand Shrine)

The Suwa Grand Shrine is head of the over 10,000 Suwa Shrines spread across Japan (and beyond). Centered on Lake Suwa, the historical shrine (records date back 1200 years) is actually made up of 4 complexes. On the south side of the lake are the two Upper Shrines (上社 Kamisha), the main Hon-Miya and the simpler, original Mae-Miya. To the north of the lake are the two Lower Shrines (下社 Shimosha), vernal Haru-Miya featuring the whimsical Manji stone statue, and the autumnal Aki-Miya — the heart of Shimosuwa-juku, a post town along the Nakasendo Road.

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