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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 1 week ago via mobile

Zenkoji temple and it's surrounding facilities are most famous and can't miss place to visit when you go to Nagano.

Thank Ted T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zenko-ji is a large temple that attracts a large amount of Japanese worshippers. One can climb the gate at a fee and so have a nice few over the temple area. In the evening some of the buildings are lit which gives a different feel...More

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seen hundreds of these. Asked an intelligent local if it was Buddhist or Shinto and the answer was "hybrid"!

Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's my second time to visit this temple. The weather did not favor us this time however, it was raining. This didn't stop people from visiting the temple though. The temple still looked great, unluckily there was some renovation work in progress we could see...More

Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended an early morning service to view how they worship. We had first paid a fee to go through the dark tunnel below the temple where you walk touching the wall to guide you and you try to find the Key to Paradise. A...More

1  Thank Cincin2100
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 9 July 2017 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
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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