Nagano sightseeing convention bureau

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Nagano sightseeing INFORMATION


Zenko-ji with history of about 1,400 years. Regardless of denomination, we collected faith widely as temple where all people could pray at in hope of the Land of Happiness death. The main hall of a Buddhist temple is appointed to national treasure as Buddhism architecture to represent the middle of Edo era. With frontage about 24m, dignified figure of about 54m in depth, we are proud of the largest scale in Japanese wooden cultural assets. "Three Buddhist images in an united halo Amitabha" who is principal idol is said to be the Japanese oldest Buddha statue which passed to Japan at the time of Buddhism transmission for 552 years. We cannot see for treasured Buddhist statue, but, in the case of exposition once in seven years, can worship "zenritsuhonson" which did figure identical to principal idol at calendar year. Cityscape of atmospheric approach to a shrine is charm of Zenko-ji, too. Nakamise Street of beautiful stone pavement follows earlier than Deva gate. Restaurant and souvenir shop, Buddhist altar fittings shop link the eaves and are full of many worshipers.
We repair old building and reuse storehouses now as store in the town of Nagano that prospered for a long time as temple town, and maintenance of cityscape which seems to be door front is pushed forward. Along Chuo-dori near Zenko-ji, it is lined with building and Western-style buildings in Meiji, the Taisho era which there is history atmosphere and creates tasteful sceneries. With visit to Zenko-ji, please enjoy the town of Nagano full of taste.
Ordination platform circulation
Ordination platform circulation photograph
It surrounds pitch-black corridor under floor of the main hall of a Buddhist temple by feel. By touching "lock of the Land of Happiness" to take halfway, it is directly overhead, and there is taking the Buddhist vows with enshrined principal idol and is informed when the Land of Happiness death is promised.

Zenko-ji Omotesando Zenko-ji Seven Deities of Good Luck circulation

Colored paper photograph
"Zenko-ji Seven Deities of Good Luck circulation" around the Seven Deities of Good Luck dedicated to by Omotesando from Nagano Station to Zenko-ji and the outskirts. We can enjoy temple town walk of about 2.5km while going round Buddhist temple and Shinto shrines. We purchase exclusive colored paper (800 yen) and look forward to collecting red seals (only in 100 yen ※ Zenko-ji 200 yen) of the Seven Deities of Good Luck. Trip to Zenko-ji will further become thing filled with benefit if we obtain seven fortune.
First God of Longevity/west light temple
God of Longevity/west light temple photograph
Sacred place that is the nearest from Nagano Station. The God of Longevity is God who symbolized longevity, and there are longevity, fortune luck, benefit of descendant continuing for a long time.
The second god of wealth/large country chief god company
God of wealth/large country chief god company photograph
Indian goddess who protected Buddha, dharma and priest, and controlled battle. We became a target of private faith as farm output and God of happiness and prosperity in Japan.
The third God of Wealth and Longevity/Akiba Shrine
God of Wealth and Longevity/Akiba Shrine photograph
Fortune that made symbol, Makoto Yasuyama of South Star personality and God who controls high salary (fortune luck) and long-lived triple-purpose.
The House of the fourth Sarasvati/death
The House of Sarasvati/death photograph
We control music and grant study and performing arts, eloquence and wisdom.
The fifth Hotei/THE FUJIYA GOHONJIN (old wisteria shop book Chen)
Hotei/THE FUJIYA GOHONJIN (old wisteria shop book Chen) photograph
We help people with yatsutome** who threw away common customs in ancient Chinese zensokeiko which is said to be incarnation.
The sixth Ebisu/Nishinomiya Shrine
Ebisu/Nishinomiya Shrine photograph
God that very large benevolence of the gods including business prosperity, my wife security, rich harvest, de-evil good luck is praised. Annual festival of Shinto shrine is held every year in November.
House of the seventh god of treasure/Zenko-ji Buddha Shakado
The House of god of treasure/Zenko-ji Buddha Buddha photograph
One of the guardian deities following the French world north. In the tower for Taho-nyorai to give to the left, gekitsue shading the right hand with faith to French state expresses clean act as guard of law.


The ruins of Matsuyo-jo Castle (Kaizu-jo Castle)
The ruins of Matsuyo-jo Castle (Kaizu-jo Castle) photograph
Matsuyo-jo Castle said to have been constructed a castle for the age of civil strife by Shingen Takeda. Sanada became the lord of a castle in the Edo era and formed castle town of 100,000 koku for ten generations. Including stone wall, the drum gate and wooden bridge, moat are restored in near form to cry only for the Edo era now. It does well as famous spot for its cherry blossoms in spring.
Feudal lord Yukitsura Sanada plans for eight generations when we recommended bumbu and is completed in the times of good luck religion for nine generations. It is educational institution for han children of Matsuyo feudal clan which founded a school as study and school building of the martial arts in 1855 (Ansei 2). There are literature place equal to classroom, fencing place learning martial arts, jujutsu place, archery place.
Sanada's house
Sanada's house photograph
Feudal lord good luck religion builds as retired person place of mother for Matsuyo feudal clan nine generations. In the building leaving feature of samurai residence as those days, harmony with Japanese garden is wonderful, too.


Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Togakushi Shrine Okusha photograph
It is about ancient times that Buddhist ascetics came to gather for mountain worship to Mount Togakushi. We seemed to be known as hallowed ground at the capital in the Heian era. We consist of Okusha, middle-scale shrine, Hokosha, nine dragons company, five companies of kakoregokosha, and both sides of approach to a shrine are lined with huge trees of cedar more than 400 years years old. Mysterious space gains popularity as power spot.
Togakushi forest botanical garden
Togakushi forest botanical garden photograph
Natural botanical garden which is full of green for about 71 hectares. Various plants including skunk cabbage and dogtooth violet grow wild and can enjoy natural observation while walking maintained promenade.
Legend of a mirror-pond
Sanada's house photograph
According to the name, we project each expression like mirror on the surface of the water in the four seasons of Togakushi mountain range. Beauty that is wonderful at time of colored leaves in particular. As for the time, early morning without wind is recommended.

Other areas

Least weasel plateau (least weasel)
Least weasel plateau photograph
Around left pond of daidarabotchi legend, we can enjoy mountain climbing and camping, athletic, throughout the year various leisure including ski.
Depths hem flower nature garden (Kinasa)
Depths hem flower nature garden photograph
Natural sight-seeing Park to spread through the source part of hem Hanakawa. We make flower that giant skunk cabbage of 810,000 is the Japan's prettiest bloom. The whole area is colored in autumn by wonderful colored leaves.
Mount Chausu nature botanical garden (Shinonoi)
Mount Chausu nature botanical garden photograph
Natural park proud of one of the best area in the prefecture. Adjacent Mount Chausu Zoo and dinosaur park are popular. It is superb view spot that Yoshimitsu Teradaira can overlook from the hillside.
kyubeirokyo (Shinshuushinmachi)
Scenic spot where it is sung Nagano prefectural song in "country of Shinano". We are reflected in the surface of the water of Kiki garoukaku lake of towering rocky mountain and change beauty every season. Pleasure boat leaves from Shinshuushinmachi, too.
Reed no buttocks travelers' guardian deity (Ooka)
Reed no buttocks travelers' guardian deity photograph
Was shown all over the world at Nagano Olympics opening ceremony, is unique; powerful travelers' guardian deity. We are made with Shinto straw festoon of New Year holidays and pray for local good harvest and perfect state of health.
Insect Cangshan (Nakajo)
Insect Cangshan photograph
One of the Mt. 100 Shinshu. It is popular village forest from beginner to senior. We can look around the magnificent mountains of the Northern Alps from top.
Hachimanhara Historical Spot Park (Kawanakajima)
Hachimanhara Historical Spot Park photograph
The ground which became stage of the Battle of Kawanakajima is maintained now as park of historic interest where green is rich in. Commencing with image of Shingen, Kenshin single combat, historic spot showing battle is left.
Image photograph of Shingen, Kenshin single combat