Most Beautiful Shrines & Temples In Nagano

Here're most beautiful shrines and temples to go when you travel in Nagano. Such as Togakushi Inner Shrine with the row of 400 years old cedar trees, and Sanada Shrine that many students visit to get luck in exams, we selected best historical sites posted in City's Pride by the travelers and the locals who have actually traveled in Nagano.

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1Togakushi Inner Shrine

A Row Of Japanese Cedar With 2000 Years History!

An inner shrine at the foot of a sacred mountain Togakushi. Its 2km approach of the shrine is a row of Japanese cedars which are over 400 years old. Beyond the solemn and sacred approach, you can find the historical atmosphere that has been believed since the ancient times. You must feel your mind filled up.◎Access: about 1 hour from Nagano IC of Joetsu Speedway. Easy-walking and safe clothes are better.

2Chouen-ji Temple

Vivid Red World! Chouen-ji Temple's Approach Of Japanese Maple Trees

A small temple in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Chouen-ji is a very scenic but not well-known place. Once you see the approach of the lively red maple leaves, you never forget it! It's a really nice place.

3Sanada Shrine

Good Luck For Entrance Exam! 'Never Fail' Shrine

Sanada Family's Ueda Castle fought off a strong Takeda Army twice in the age of wars (Sengoku period). So this castle is called ' a castle difficult to attack and never fail'. Sanada Shrine is located in such Ueda Castle, and many visitors come to get 'never fail' luck in exam season. Sanada Family, a famous general in history of Sengoku period, is a hero loved by the people in its hometown.◎Access: 15 min walk from JR Ueda Station. Or, 10 min by car from Uedasugadaira IC of Joetsu Speed Way.

4Kumano Kotai Shrine

A Shrine Standing on A Border Of Nagano And Gumma

Located on the top of Usui Touge Pass, a scenic shrine with rich nature. The precinct is on a border of Nagano and Gumma Prefectures. Let's visit this historical shrine with peaceful minds, and stride the border.◎Access: 40 min by car from Usui-karuizawa IC of Joshin'etsu Speed Way