Zenko-ji Temple, Nagano

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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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  • 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.
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  • 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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