Shiizaki Suwa Shrine

A shrine in the Shiizaki hot spring village, lures you into the world of yugen (a subtle and profound sense of aesthetics)

Shiizaki Suwa Shrine is perched on a hill overlooking Lake Kamo. It was built in 1376, as a shrine to where the god divided from Suwa Taisha, in Nagano Prefecture, was invited and reenshrined. It is, reputedly, a guardian god for the Kujihonma family, the neighbourhood manor's lord. The Noh stage, with its gable-style tiled roof, was built in 1902 (a Niigata Prefectural Tangible Cultural Asset) and hosts the largest number of Noh performances in Sado. Atmospheric bonfire Noh performances are held on Saturdays, from May until early October (excluding August). You can join workshops of Noh and shimai (a simplified version of Noh, which is danced/performed to jiuta songs).

  • Noh Stages
  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
724 Harakuro, Sado, Niigata 952-0016
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 5 by car
Nearest bus stop
Shiizaki Onsen Iriguchi(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
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