This shrine enshrines the deities of Arita pottery, Emperor Oujin, followed in hierarchy by Nabeshima Naoshioge and Yi Sam-Pyeong. Founded in 1658, this shrine has received many things dedicated by people in Arita such as a shrine gate, statues of guardian lions, balustrade, lanterns, gateposts, drum and large plate all made with pottery and they are the traces of Arita’s history from the Edo period until Today. Also, the bronze statues of guardian lion found here are 1.82 meters tall, which is the largest in Japan. The memorial monument of Yi Sam-pyeong was set up here in 1917 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Arita pottery. The celebration event dedicated to this founder of Arita pottery is held on the 4th of May every year.
The shrine holds shrine rituals on the 16th and 17th of October. The shrine is also well known as a viewing spot of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.The shrine holds shrine rituals on the 16th and 17th of October. The shrine is also well known as a viewing spot of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.
|Address||2-5-1, Ohdaru, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga (佐賀県西松浦郡有田町大樽２丁目５－１)|
Touzan Shrine (Sueyama Shrine)
|Closed||Open All Year Round|
|Opening Hours||Until 5 PM|
|Access||5 Min. Drive from Arita Station|
|Parking Availability||Located in 3 Min. Drive / 5 Min. Walk from Kamiarita Station|
|Cell Phone Battery Charging||Not Available|
|Wi-fi Availability||Available at Some Areas|
|Estimated Time to Enjoy||30 Min. to 1 Hour|
|Tobacco||Smoking Area is Available.|
|Foreign Language Support||- Enjoyable without understanding English
- Multilingual sign boards and pamphlets (English, Korean)
|MAPCODE||104 363 245*70|