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Everything you would expect from a glorious temple!!
The archetecture is stunning. Very close to the Gondo too which is great for conevenience. The staff are very helpful. I want to visit again soon. Enjoy!
This is one of the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan from 7th century. In the main hall there is a pitch dark passage way where monks need to go through before ordination. Very interesting!
If you visit in Feb, you might be a lie to...More
A beautiful temple right in the heart of Nagano. Its a must for everyone who visits this prefecture. The temple it self is free and welcomes everyone from every race an religion.
If you visit you must learn about the history of this particular temple...More
Visited as part of a day tour during winter when there were very few crowds. An easy walk from the Nagano train station. There are little shops along the pedestrian only way leading to the main temple. Two awesome wooden statues at the gate entrance,...More
Free to enter however there are a few extra experiences that you can buy tickets for. eg. to go up to the observation deck on the gate house.
Worth the visit, pay for the extras at your pleasure.
Take any bus from stop1 on north...More
It is a must do tour if you are in Nagano area, also can easily be done as a day tour from Tokyo.
We combined it with the snow monkey park. The temple is a short bus ride from the train station.
Zenkoji Temple was...More
This shrine welcomes everyone, including pets. It is a must-see if traveling to Nagano. A guide would be helpful since there are so many interesting facts and things to see that you would miss if you are just wandering around.