Ganshoin Temple

Northern Nagano Area 岩松院


Located approximately 2km from Obuse Station, Ganshoin Temple features a ceiling painting of a phoenix by famed ukiyo-e artist Hokusai made when he was 89 years old. It’s best viewed by laying flat on the tatami mats and looking up. The gardens of the temple are also worth seeing, especially its pond full of frogs. These frogs inspired haiku master Issa to write one of his best known poems.


Ganshoin Temple
Tel: 026-247-5504 / Fax: 026-247-6560


Apr - Oct: 9:00 - 17:00, Nov: 9:00 - 16:30, Dec - Mar: 9:30 - 16:00, closed during Dec 28 - Jan 4


Adults : 300 yen

ES : 100 yen

Location / Access

615, Karida, Obuse Town

By Train:
30 min walk from Obuse Station (Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line)
By Car:
20 min from Suzaka Nagano East IC
10 min from Shinshu-Nakano IC

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