Zenko-ji Nakamise-dori Street

Travel Guide - Zenko-ji Nakamise-dori Street


Zenko-ji Nakamise-dori Street is a stone-paved street spreading out from Nio-mon Gate of the Zenko-ji Temple.
It is said that around 7,777 stones were used to pave the 450 meters approach leading to the temple's main hall.

The street is a bustling shopping area and the shops along the street sell local specialties such as Oyaki, Shinshu Soba noodle, sweet crapes made from Soba and wheat flour, and Miso-flavored ice cream.
Nagano prefecture is the birth place of Japanese Soba noodle and has a longstanding reputation for the delicious noodle.
Oyaki is a typical local dish of the Shinshu region.
It is a dumpling made of wheat flour filled with seasonal and wild vegetables, which is steamed or baked.
Each shop has its own special variety.

Opening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility


  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Access / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes from JR Nagano Station by the bus bound for Zenko-ji. Get off at Zenko-ji Daimon Bus stop.

Address / Location

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