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Temple

Zenkoji Temple

善光寺

"Located in Nagano City, this temple does not belong to any sect. Any sect is free to worship here, which has received veneration for having Japan's oldest Ikko Sanson Amida Nyorai as the main deity. During the Edo period, it was said that ""once in your life, visit Zenkoji Temple,"" The ""oasaji"" is performed every day during the sunrise. If you purchase a ticket for the inner sanctum, you can worship up close. The ""zenritsu honzon"" is performed once every seven years. About 15 minutes by bus from JR Nagano Station."

LOCATION
Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Naganomotoyoshichou 491-b
PHONE
0262343591
Hours
Open 24 hours*Each temple is different
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Worship fee] Free[Naiden ticket (including visiting the ordination hall and historical museum visit)] 600yen[Temple gate admission fee]500yen[Kyozo admission fee]300yen
Parking Lot
Available(400spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Updated at: December 24, 2022 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2021-05-13
    A representative temple of Nagano, its a treasure trove of national treasures and important cultural assets

    長野を代表する寺院の一つ。年間を通して国内外から多くの参拝客・観光客が訪れる。にもかかわらず境内は過度な観光地化はされておらず、国籍や年齢問わずほとんどの参拝客・観光客は比較的静かに参拝している。安置されている仏像は勿論のこと、多くの建物自体が国宝もしくは重要文化財に指定されている。 基本的に境内は無料で利用できるが、一部の建物内(本堂、経蔵、山門等)は入場料金が必要。各建物や安置されている仏像の... more

    Date of visit:
    2021-05
  • Reviewed
    2020-11-23
    Historic Temple

    Loved the structure. Very historic and huge. They have also created a nice museum where the history and great artifacts are stored. Surrounding area has lot of temples and shops more

    Date of visit:
    2020-11
  • Reviewed
    2020-03-30
    Wonderful sakura and more

    We have visited Zenko-ji on three different sakura trips and each time the blossoms did not disappoint. The weeping tree on the side of the main hall is spectacular when in full bloom - not to be... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-04
  • Reviewed
    2020-03-24
    Fantastic area

    Nagano seems to still be in the past, which odds a good thing, as there is very little English written when you walk through its streets which is a nice change. The temple is stunning and well worth... more

    Date of visit:
    2020-03
  • Reviewed
    2020-03-15
    When you cannot snowboard

    We had rain and showboarding was so so. We caught the train from Myoko to Nagano and explored the street leading to the temple and the temple grounds. It was a great day out. Sample the street food... more

    Date of visit:
    2020-02
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