Zenkoji Temple (Popular Attractions in Nagano), Nagano tours & activities, fun things to do in Nagano | VELTRA
Popular Attractions in Nagano
Zenkoji Temple
At the very heart of Nagano city, Zenkoji Temple is one of the most important temples in Japan. First built in the 7th century, it is home to the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought into Japan! The dark wood, curling incense smoke and heavy gold ornaments make it an impressive building, and the approach to the temple is lined with smaller temples, shops with local treats and interesting Buddhist paraphernalia.

Latest reviews of Zenkoji Temple

What an awesome day!

2018/07/12 Friends Paige Hubberman

Our tour guide, Peter, was AMAZING.

The tour itself was great but Peter truly took it to the next level. His knowledge of the history of the snow monkeys and Zenko-ji was insightful and interesting.

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Zenkoji Temple (Popular Attractions in Nagano), Nagano tours & activities, fun things to do in Nagano | VELTRA
At the very heart of Nagano city, Zenkoji Temple is one of the most important temples in Japan. First built in the 7th century, it is home to the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought into Japan! The dark wood, curling incense smoke and heavy gold ornaments make it an impressive building, and the approach to the temple is lined with smaller temples, shops with local treats and interesting Buddhist paraphernalia.