- In front of ‘Hondo’ the grand Main Hall
Zenko-ji is one of the largest temples in Japan with as long as 1400-year history, which attracts some 6 ~ 7 million of people annually.
A temple named Zenko-ji Tokugyo-bo started its unique package for visitors from all over the world. It includes traditional cultural experiences such as kimono, sado (tea ceremony), zazen (Buddhist meditation), shojin-ryori (Buddhist-style Vegetarian meal) as well as the guided tour of Zenko-ji.
They have already done several demonstrations inviting people in tourism, which have been successful. Their operation starts in this coming June after the Grand Festival ‘Gokaicho’. I bet this will be a must for visitors from overseas for even us Japanese would like to join this tour.
- Ladies clad in kimono having a pleasant time strolling downtown Nagano
If you would like to experience real Japan and its traditional cultures in a tranquil surroundings, come to Zenko-ji Temple!