One of the last remaining Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Japan, Zenko-ji Temple draws worshippers seeking enlightenment from all over the country. Originally built in the 7th century, the temple compound stood before Japanese Buddhism was divided into sects, so priests of two different Buddhist schools share management of the shrine. The complex contains several gardens and buildings, including prayer rooms and a nunnery. The main temple holds a hidden Buddha statue that even the chief priest isn't allowed to view. Walk the pitch-black corridor under the temple to find and touch the hanging key of enlightenment. Using our online itinerary creator, Nagano attractions like Zenko-ji Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Zenko-ji Temple Reviews
お百度参りは本堂から400ｍくらいの場所がスタートです。お百度はマラソン２回分なので１日では無理でしょう。経堂の前にある輪廻塔を回すと輪蔵を回したような功徳が得られます。お釈迦様の足の跡。目の病を癒すと言われる親鸞上人ゆかりの爪彫如来像もあります。 more »The place of about 400m from the main hall starts. Because it is two marathons, it will not be possible in one day. Turning the ring tower in front of the temple will provide the merit of turning the Wazo. The trace of Buddha's feet. There is also a picture of the nail carving Tathagata related to Shinranjo, which is said to heal eye diseases.
関越自動車道経由で、2度の休憩を含めて6時間の道のりでした。参道はさほどの混雑もなく、善光寺をお詣りすることができました。西暦600年前後にこの地に建立されたのでしょう？御利益があることを願っています。 more »It was a six-hour journey through the Kanetsu Expressway, including two breaks. The approach was not so crowded, so I was able to visit Zenkoji Temple. It was built on this site around 600 A.D., wasn't it? I hope you have a benefit.
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