Hi there, We are a couple that would like to experience a temple stay followed by a tour of Zenkoji Temple the following morning. Preferably inclusive of local dinner and breakfast. Are there any recommendations? I visited the Zenkoji website but information in English is limited. Tks Elena
The Zenkoji Fuchinobo Lodge actively hosts foreign guests and offers delicious, traditional buddhist cuisine. They can also arrange a tour of Zenkoji for you through the Bonsho-no-kai, a volunteer tour group in the area.
Check out the links for more information. I hope that answers your question!
Thanks for your reply! However, they are full on the date I requested, 22 Sep. Are there ant other options?
I just spoke with a member of the Nagano City Convention Bureau and they said that the Yakuoin temple lodge also accepts foreign guests. You can reach them by phone at 026-232-8901 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am not sure of their english ability, but if you have trouble you can also use our multilingual call center for free English-Japanese interpreting.
Let me know if I can help with anything else!