Zenkoji Temple

"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."

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Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Naganomotoyoshichou 491-b map map Map
Open 24 hours
*Each temple is different
open everyday
[Worship fee] Free
[Naiden ticket (including visiting the ordination hall and historical museum visit)] 600yen
[Temple gate admission fee]500yen
[Kyozo admission fee]300yen
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Stunning temple and gate
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.12
    This temple is absolutely beautiful and our favourite so far having visited many of the shrines and temples in Tokyo. There are much less tourists here which gives you the opportunity to savour and...
  • Spiritual experience
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.09
    We visited at 6.30am to take part in the early morning rituals performed by the monks.We had received a sacred blessing from the head monk before entering the temple.Itcwas a very moving and...
  • Enormous complex
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.08
    This complex is enormous and has many buildings surrounding it. A must do is the walk under the building which is pitch black and silent apart from people cursing as they run into the wall.Lovely...

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