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Karukaya-san Saiko-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Karukaya-san Saiko-ji Temple


Karukaya-san Saiko-ji Temple was established in 1831. The temple is famous for "E-toki", a Japanese Buddhist practice of story telling with Buddhist paintings to explain a Buddhist principal. The temple's E-toki depicts the tale of "Monk Karukaya and his son Ishidomaru", which has deep associations with Zenko-ji Temple. The temple's original Hondo main hall, which was used until 1938, was built of the same materials with the main hall of Zenko-ji Temple. In the temple grounds, there is a monument of Matsuo Basho's poetry, which is the oldest in Nagano prefecture.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00
  • 8:00 - 16:30


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • E-toki performance (30 minutes): 300 yen
  • E-toki performance (1 hour): 500 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 7 minutes walk from JR Nagano Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1398-1, Kitaishidocho, Nagano-shi, Nagano, 380-0826


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