SpotZenko-ji Temple

Zenko-ji Temple, erected in the center of the city, is not affiliated with any one particular sect of Buddhism, and is revered by all. The number of visitors each year exceeds six million people. The proverb says, "Pulled by a bull, one arrived at Zenko-ji," which means an unexpected occurrence may bring you a stroke of good fortune. The original story goes that when an old woman was hanging up a cloth on a laundry pole, a bull passed by, taking the cloth away on its horn. The old woman ran after the bull all the way to Zenko-ji without intending to. That incident made her very devoted to Buddhism, and she was able to go to heaven after her death.

Zenko-ji Temple


25 min on foot from JR Nagano Sta.


491, Motoyoshi cho, Nagano city, Nagano





Related Spots

Amida-Nyorai BuddhaThe standing statue of Amida-Nyorai Buddha, which is the principal image at Zenko-ji Temple, stands... Read

Access "Tokyo→Atami: 50 min by Shinkanse Tokyo→Ito: 1 h 40 min by JR Limited Express ""Super View Odoriko... Read

Okaidan Meguri (Tour in the Pitch Dark Tunnel) Okaidan Meguri or the "Tour in the Pitch Dark Tunnel" lies under the altar of the temple. This unde... Read

Recommended Restaurant

Recommended Destinations

Recommended Event


Copyright © 2000-2012 FINEX Co., Ltd.