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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.
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  1. Take a scenic walk to visit cute monkeys known to bathe in the hot spring before heading over to the historical Zenkoji Temple. Sample some sake in a local brewery for a memorable time in Nagano.
    English Available
    Meal Provided


    8.5 hour(s) (morning)

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