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Zenko-ji Temple

I-491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano 380-0851, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-234-3591
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I-491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano 380-0851, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-234-3591
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The main reason to visit Nagano in the summer is to visit this impressive temple. Don't miss walking through the 'underground passage' - this is intended to be a meditative space, a walk through complete darkness with you hand to guide you by following the...More

Thank wmalueg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here as part of a tour group and thought it was amazing. The temple itself was stunning. The history. The religion. Wow. It was an experience. If I had any complaints it was the almost kitschy Buddhist tunnel inside the temple you can...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Apparently the most grand of all Buddhists temples in Japan. This is a must see. Many shops enroute to the temple...food/snacks/souvenirs. Many smaller temples within its location adds to the visit. Spent around an hour here. Visit is free of charge...unless you want to pay...More

Thank BertSG
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Most prominent shrine in Nagano, many bus routes pass by Zenkoji, so quite easy to get to. We walked from the train station to here pass through the main street. It was during the light up festival, so the shrine itself was lit with colorful...More

Thank bidwisely
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We very much enjoyed our visit here. The grounds/gardens are very peaceful and lovely to stroll through and the gates in front of the temple are also quite a sight. The temple itself is amazing to look at and we paid to walk into the...More

Thank 8pairs
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is a pretty walk from the station to the temple and the many buildings are impressive. The monuments are interesting - there is even a memorial for the spirit of lost mail! One warning - if you are at all affected by the dark...More

1  Thank pipi_on_the_go
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Nationwide famous buddhist temple, whose history goes back to hundreds of years ago. The area is well kept, with many street food shops (there are also other kinds of shops, but I always concentrate on food).

Thank Stefano R
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A very famous temple in Nagano. Big site lots of different buildings to see. Holds the first statue of buddha to come to Japan. Not on show but it makes this temple a very famous site and during holidays and religious festivals its unbelievable how...More

1  Thank neil g
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Japan have Shinto shrines & temples everywhere but they are some more attractive than others but all to be seen.

1  Thank yaminasmith
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Old Historical place... take your time for temple and gardens or the early morning ceremony - wonderful. This place shows Buddhism and traditions and myths

1  Thank Bettina S
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13 May 2017|
Response from Haakan N | Reviewed this property |
Hi!! It`s about 30 km with car and the ride takes about 40 - 45 min