Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ). This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Zenkoji Temple
"善光寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 491, Motoyoshicho, Nagano-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県長野市元善町491" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Nagano I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 026-234-3591

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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