Zenkoji Gokaicho

Northern Nagano Area 善光寺御開帳


Zenkoji Temple's main image is the Amida Golden Triad. The image itself was declared a secret image. Once every six years (seven by traditional counting methods), a facsimile is unveiled for believers to worship. During the approximately two month-long event, a sacred pillar (“Eko-Bashira”) is erected in front of the main hall with a golden thread attached to the image, conveying the wishes and prayers of the worshipers. In addition to Morning and Evening Services, during the Gokaicho period the duplicate image is displayed in a special ceremony every morning.


Zenkoji Office
Tel: 026-234-3591 / Fax: 026-235-2151


Apr 5 to May 31, 2015 (held in every 6 years)



But there are some areas we charge - for adults : 500 yen

for HS : 200 yen

for JHS, ES : 50 yen

Location / Access

491, Moto-zen machi, Nagano City

By Train:
10 min bus from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
By Car:
10 km / 20 min from Nagano IC
10 km / 20 min from Suzaka Nagano East IC

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