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Otaru Sumiyoshi Shrine

The main building. Citizen’s during the reclamation need the protection of ancestors and purification from god.
The reclamation of Central Hokkaido leads from Sumiyoshi Shrine of Otaru to Hokkaido shrine.
Sapporo was reclaimed thanks to Otaru.

 

 

Shrine.


Office.


Office.


Statue of old Kataro Matsukawa.


Mound for kitchen knives.
Otaru is a port town that has seen its fair share of cooking.


Hand washing basin flowing from a dragon’s mouth.


A straight road heading straight to the sea from the main shrine.



Address2 Chome-5-1 Suminoe, Otaru-shi
Tel0134-23-0785
Business hours0900~1800
Regular closed dayOpen all-year-round
Correspondence languageJapanese 

Map of surrounding areas




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