Shakuson-ji Temple (Nunobiki Kannon)

Travel Guide - Shakuson-ji Temple (Nunobiki Kannon)

Information

Shakuson-ji Temple is said to have been established in 724 by a high priest Gyoki.
From the temple at the top you can see Mt. Asama.

One of the temples overhangs in the cliff and overlooks Komoro.
The famous "Legend of Zenko-ji" originated here - A cow snatched a cloth belonging to a wicked old woman, who pursued the cow until it led her to Zenko-ji Temple in today's Nagano City.
In the temple the cow turned into a golden Kannon (goddess of mercy) and admonished the old woman for her wrongdoings.
Having been converted, the old woman went back home and enshrined Nunobiki Kannon on the cliff.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 7 minutes taxi ride from Komoro Station on the JR lines or Shinano Railway

Address / Location

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