The Largest Buddhist Building in Eastern Japan

Designated as a national treasure, Zenkouji has become a popular destination for foreign visitors. An interesting feature of the temple is the basement, where visitors are able to wander the pitch black halls, where they can touch a Buddhist relic before looping back to the exit. The temple is also home to Japan's oldest Buddhist statue that's only publicly displayed for one spring every seven years, but when it is, draws close to six million visitors.

Address 491-I, Motoyoshi, OoazaNagano, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 380-0851
Directions JR
JR Limited Express Shinano (platform 10) from Nagoya to Nagano (3h)
Take Zenkojiguchi exit 
Walk (30m)

Business hours
Open 24 Hours
Open Year-Round
Contact TEL:026-234-3591
Wi-Fi Available
Credit card payment
Supported languages None
Average visit length 1–2 hours
Websites Official Site

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