Zen Meditation in Zenkoji

Feel the Zen with Your Senses

Home to the oldest hidden Buddhist statue in Japan, Zenkoji Temple is a major temple in Nagano, visited by countless worshipers every year. The temple offers chances to experience the teachings of Buddhism through authentic Buddhist training such as zazen meditation and sutra copying. There are 39 shukubo (temple lodgings) in Zenkoji, where you can stay the night and learn about the monastic lifestyle and taste the shojin Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Come to Zenkoji for a glimpse of the ancient tradition of Buddhism and find a sense of peace and enlightenment.

When to go: All year

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