Visitor guide

Transport Access

Visit by Car

* "EXPWY" : Expressway (JIDOSHADO), "IC": Interchange, "JCT": Junction

From Tokyo Area

  • CHUO EXPWY [Okaya JCT] --> NAGANO EXPWY [Koshoku JCT] --> JOSHIN-ETSU EXPWY [Nagano IC]
  • KAN-ETSU EXPWY [Fujioka JCT] --> JOSHIN-ETSU EXPWY [Nagano IC]

From Nagoya, Osaka Area

  • MEISHIN EXPWY [Komaki JCT] --> CHUO EXPWY [Okaya JCT] --> NAGANO EXPWY [Koshoku JCT] --> JOSHIN-ETSU EXPWY [Nagano IC]

From Niigata, Hokuriku Area

  • HOKURIKU EXPWY [Joetsu JCT] --> JOSHIN-ETSU EXPWY [Suzaka-Nagano-Higashi IC]

From either Nagano IC or Suzaka-Nagano-Higashi IC to Zenkoji Temple:

  • It takes around 40 mins drive by car.

Visit by Train

* "SHINKANSEN": Bullet train line, "Ltd Exp": Limited Express Service

From Tokyo Area

  • JR Tokyo Station (NAGANO SHINKANSEN line "ASAMA", 1.5 hour)--> JR Nagano Station

From Nagoya & Osaka Area

  • JR Shin-Osaka Station (TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN line, more than 1.0 hour) --> JR Nagoya Station (CHUO line Ltd Exp "SHINANO", less than 3.0 hours) --> JR Nagano Station

From Niigata & Hokuriku Area

  • JR Naoetsu Station (SHIN-ETSU line, 1.5 hour) --> JR Nagano Station

From JR Nagano Station to Zenkoji Temple:

  1. Local bus service: Nagano Station --> ZENKOJI-DAIMON
    • Bus Stop #1 (Bound for Zenkoji Temple)
      • Located at the Bus Rotary in front of Zenkoji Exit of Nagano Station.
      • All the services from this bus stop can be taken.
    • It takes 15 mins, Fare: JPY100._
  2. ZENKOJI-DAIMON Bus Stop --> Zenkoji HONDO Main Hall
    • It takes 5 mins walk on foot.

Area Map

Wide Area Map

Zenkoji area map Zenkoji access wide area map

Area Map

Zenkoji area map

Car Park Guide

Car Parks Location Vehicle Types and Users Availability
Parking #1 Northwest to Precincts For ordinary cars only 24h available
Parking #2
* For guests of SHUKUBO Only
West of Precincts Available only for vehicles relative to the SHUKUBO 24h available
Parking #3 Northeast to Precincts For ordinary cars only 24h available
Parking #4 West to Precincts Prioritised for buses and motorcycles 24h available
Parking #5 West to Precincts For ordinary cars only 24h available

Parking charge rate for all of our car parks are as below.

Vehicle Type Basic Charge Rate Extra Time Rate
Ordinary Cars and Motorcycles JPY 500._
for first 2 hours
JPY 200._/hour
additionally
Buses & Minibuses JPY 2,500._
for first 2 hours
JPY 500._/30 mins
additionally