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Suwa Region

The Suwa area of Nagano Prefecture is a place rich in nature, and boasts Lake Suwa, the biggest lake in the prefecture. It once featured a very busy post-station town where the Nakasendo road crossed with the Koshukaido road. There is also the Suwataisha shrine, which is well known nationwide. The shrine is visited by many worshippers, and every seventh year by the traditional year-counting method (actually every 6 years) holds the Onbashira Festival, recognized as one of Japan’s greatest religious festivals.

Lake Suwa

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Suwataisha

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Onbashira Festival

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Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival

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Otome Falls

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Katakurakan Hall

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