Zenko-ji with the history of approximately 1,400 years. Regardless of denomination, we collected faith widely as temple where all people could pray at in hope of 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 approximately 24m, dignified figure of approximately 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 as store, and maintenance of cityscape which seems to be door front is pushed forward now in town of Nagano that prospered for a long time as Monzen-cho.
Along Chuo-dori near Zenko-ji, it is lined with building and Western style buildings of Meiji, the Taisho era which there is history atmosphere and creates tasteful sceneries. With visit to Zenko-ji, please enjoy town of Nagano full of taste.
Ordination platform circulation
It surrounds pitch-black corridor under floor of the main hall of a Buddhist temple by feel. It is directly overhead, and it is possible for taking the Buddhist vows with enshrined principal idol by touching "lock of the Land of Happiness" to take halfway and is informed when Land of Happiness death is promised.
Zenko-ji Omotesando Zenko-ji Seven Deities of Good Luck circulation
"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 Monzen-cho walk of approximately 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 become thing filled with benefit more if we obtain seven fortune.
First God of Longevity / west light temple
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
Indian God 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
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
We control music and grant study and performing arts, eloquence and wisdom.
The fifth Hotei / THE FUJIYA GOHONJIN (old wisteria shop book Chen)
We help people with figure which threw away common customs in ancient Chinese zensokeiko which is said to be incarnation of yatsutome**.
The sixth Ebisu / Nishinomiya Shrine
God that very large benevolence of the gods including business prosperity, my wife security, staple grains fertile jowazawaikaiun is praised. Annual festival of Shinto shrine is held every year in November.
House of the seventh god of treasure / Zenko-ji Buddha Shakado
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 Buddha expresses clean act as guard of law.
Matsuyo Castle trace (Kaizu Castle)
Matsuyo Castle told that it was 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 10 Mangoku 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 of cherry tree in spring.
8s feudal lord Yukitsura Sanada who recommended bumbu plans and is completed in the times of 9s good luck religion. 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.
Matsuyo feudal clan 9s feudal lord good luck religion builds as retired person place of mother. In the building leaving feature of samurai residence as those days, harmony with Japanese garden is wonderful, too.
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
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. It is from Okusha, middle-scale shrine, Hokosha, nine dragons company, five companies of kakoregokosha, 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
Natural botanical garden which is full of green for approximately 71 hectares. Various plants including skunk cabbage and adder's tongue lily grow wild and can enjoy natural observation while walking maintained promenade.
Legend of a mirror-pond
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.
Least weasel plateau (least weasel)
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)
Natural sight-seeing Park to spread through source part of hem Hanakawa. We make flower that giant skunk cabbage of 810,000 said to be number one in Japan is pretty bloom. The whole area is colored in autumn by wonderful colored leaves.
Mount Chausu nature botanical garden (Shinonoi)
Natural park proud of prefecture outstanding area. Adjacent Mount Chausu Zoo and dinosaur park are popular. It is superb view spot that Yoshimitsu Teradaira can overlook from the hillside.
Jingisukan way (Shinshuushinmachi)
Along Route 19, it is dotted with shops which popular "Genghis Khan" of Shinshuushinmachi can taste. Red upbound flag is mark.
Reed no buttocks travelers' guardian deity (Ooka)
Travelers' guardian deity powerful in one of a kind shown all over the world at Nagano Olympics opening ceremony. 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)
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.
Hachimanpara park of historic interest (Kawanakajima)
The ground which became stage of the Battle of Kawanakajima is maintained now as park of historic interest where green is rich in. Including image of Shingen, Kenshin single combat, historic spot showing battle is left.