Hi, I will be going to Zenkoji temple from Nagano Station. I will be getting 1 Day Snow Monkey Pass, hence would like to know if the bus or train to go to the temple covered under the unlimited ride of Nagano Dentetsu Line/Nagaden Express bus/Nagaden local bus? Is there a website where I can get the bus or train timetable from Nagano Station to Zenkoji temple? Thanks
The bus towards Zenkoji temple, called the Gururin-go bus, is run by the Alpico Group so it isn’t covered by the 1 Day Snow Monkey Pass. It charges a flat fee of 150 yen to ride and circulates throughout Nagano City once every 15 minutes. It’s a bright blue bus with apples decorating the base, so it’s hard to miss. You can see the bus timetable here:
You can also walk from the station to Zenkoji in about 25 to 30 minutes.
I hope that answers your question!