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 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 in 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.