Zenkoji Temple

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Zenkoji Temple in Nagano Prefecture is considered one of the most popular temples in Japan and is the largest in the country after the Todai-ji of Nara. It is surrounded by a lively religious district and is accessed via the vibrant Nakamise-dori avenue, which is lined with temple accommodation, shops and monastery residences.



491 Naganomotoyoshichō, Nagano, 380-0851 (Directions)


9:00 - 16:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:00
Thursday 9:00 - 16:00
Friday 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday 9:00 - 16:00
Sunday 9:00 - 16:00
Holidays 9:00 - 16:00



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General Amenities

  • Shops
  • Information Counter
  • Free guides/pamphlets


Fifteen minute bus ride (#1) from JR Nagano Station, followed by a 5 minute walk.

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