Nagano

Zenko-ji

Zenkoji

Zenkō-ji is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Nagano, Japan. The temple was built in the 7th century. The modern city of Nagano began as a town built around the temple.

Zenkō-ji is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Nagano, Japan The temple was built in the 7th century The modern city of Nagano began as a town built around the temple Catching the train to Nagano Catching the Shinano 5 Limited Express to Nagano Nagano countryside Nagano countryside Nagano Station Nagano Station Niomon Gate Niōmon Gate at Zenko-ji Entrance Souvenir shops Souvenir shops on the way to Zenko-ji Sanmon Gate Sanmon Gate of Zenko-ji Temple
Matsumoto Castle

The lovely Matsumoto Castle

Today we visit the Matsumoto Castle, one of four castles designated as ‘National Treasures’ of Japan with over 400 years of history. With the Japanese Alps in the the background and a red bridge connecting the surrounding moat, it is one of the most picturesque castles in all of Japan.

After a whirlwind tour of Kanto region, we were finally headed home Along the way we decided to stop at the beautiful Matsumoto Castle (松本城 Matsumoto-jō) in Nagano Prefecture Constructed in 1592, it is one of four castles designated as ‘National Treasures of Japan’ and the oldest castle donjon (castle keep) remaining in Japan Takasaki to Matsumoto After an early morning tour of Shorinzan Darumaji Temple, we were back in Takasaki From Takasaki we took the Shinkansen to Nagano The journey takes about an hour and passing through some breathtaking mountains Nagano Mountains At Nagano Station, after grabbing
Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani

Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani

Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani

Catching the train to Kanazawa Catching the Thunderbird to Kanazawa from JR Kyoto Station Platform Shiga countryside Passing through Shiga on the Thunderbird Limited Express Northern Shiga Snow covered trees along Shiga Getting down at Nagano Station Hokuriku Shinkansen at Nanago Nagano Station Nagano Station Nagano Dentetsu Line Nagano Dentetsu Line Catching the local train to Yudanaka Catching the Shinshu Nakano Local to Yudanaka Yudanaka Station Yudanaka Station Jigokudani Entrance

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