Travel Blog: Zenkoji, Nagano’s Ancient Buddhist Temple

Many towns and cities in Japan grew around castles or temples during the feudal era. Nagano is one of the latter, flourishing around an ancient 7th century Buddhist temple called Zenkoji, also considered one of Japan’s three most sacred sites. Legend has it that the first Buddha statue brought into Japan is enshrined within the… Read More Travel Blog: Zenkoji, Nagano’s Ancient Buddhist Temple