Otaru Suitengu Shrine

The inner shrine. A famous place for cherry blossoms at a hill location overlooking Otaru Port.
Climb gaijin (foreigner) slope, 123 steps to reach the grounds.
Also there’s one more slope.
There’s a splendid slope, known as the shusse slope which can mean the success in life slope.


Address3-1 Aioichō, Otaru-shi
Correspondence languageJapanese 
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It’s about a 5 minute walk from Hanazonodori bus stop after taking a bus from Otaru Station.

Map of surrounding areas


  • Ryugu ShrineRyugu Shrine The shrine was built on the native Ainu ground used for religious services after the war of Hokkaido by commander-in-chief Takeaki Enomoto.
  • Otaru Sumiyoshi ShrineOtaru Sumiyoshi Shrine The main building. Citizen's during the reclamation need the protection of ancestors and purification from god.
  • Sakaimachidori StreetSakaimachidori Street One of the famous tourist spots where many souvenir shops
  • Asarigawa OnsenAsarigawa Onsen A hot-spring village know as the backroom of Otaru, 30 minutes from Otaru Station.
  • Municipal Otaru Literature MuseumMunicipal Otaru Literature Museum Materials from Otaru, such as "kobayashi takiji", "itō sei" etc are displayed.
  • Former Yasuda Bank,Otaru BranchFormer Yasuda Bank,Otaru Branch External appearance. The Yasuda Bank of the Yasuda financial group became the Fuji Bank after the war.
  • Former Suhara ResidenceFormer Suhara Residence A piece of historic architecture. Currently closed. A Sukiya style building built over 100 years ago.
  • Mt. Tengu-yamaMt. Tengu-yama One of the three famous night views of Hokkaido (Otaru's Mt. Tenguyama, Mt. Moiwa, and Mt. Hakodate).
  • Temiya Cave Because it is engraved in the fragile rock called the Otaru soft stone, a preservation building along the rock was constructed.
  • Otaru Kihinkan  (The Old Aoyama Villa)Otaru Kihinkan (The Old Aoyama Villa) The artistic mansion overlooking the sea of Japan.