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.
- Open 24 hours
- No closing days
Access / Public Transport
- 7 minutes taxi ride from Komoro Station on the JR lines or Shinano Railway