Zenkō-ji is one of the most important Buddhist temples located outside Kyoto or Nara area. Personally this temple gave me a very impressive memory when I visited first time and really I want foreign visitors to guide here.
The temple was built in the 7th century, Nagano city, established in 1897, was originally a town built around the temple. Historically, Zenkō-ji is perhaps most famous for its involvement in the battles between Kenshin UESUGI and Shingen TAKEDA in the 16th century, when it served as one of Kenshin's bases of operations. Currently, Zenkō-ji is one of the last few remaining pilgrimage sites in Japan.
The temple enshrines images of the Amida Buddha. According to legend, the image, having caused dispute between two clans, was dumped into a canal. It was later rescued by Yoshimitsu Honda. The temple was thus named "Zenkō," according to the Chinese transliteration of Yoshimitsu's name.
I am looking forward to seeing you in front of Zenkō-ji and showing you the impressive building!
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