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Zenkoji-Temple, and Local Food Lunch in Nagano


Licensed Guide

3:30 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Zenkoji is a famous temple, and its main hall is designated as a national treasure. Some say they want to visit Zenkoji-temple at least once in their lifetime. So it has had a long history of pilgrimage. After visiting Zenkoji, I would like you to enjoy a nice lunch and feel relaxed!


Feel free to personalize this offer with Emi.

  • Zenkoji-temple and its surrounding area
  • Soba (buckwheat noodles) or Kuriokowa (Japanese chestnuts and rice) lunch

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What to Expect

You can visit Zenkoji, and get in touch with some Buddhist cultures and its serene atmosphere there. Also, you can enjoy strolling in the streets near Zenkoji where you would do some shopping. After that, you will have lunch at a local restaurant. I will recommend steamed chestnut rice, or soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles). Some have allergies to buckwheat powder. So if you feel anxious about that, I recommend that you choose steamed chestnut rice.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Nagano station or at the hotel in Nagano-city center
Ending Point At Nagano station or at the hotel in Nagano-city center

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Bus fare (you and guide): ¥480 (per person / a round-trip between Nagano station and Zenkoji), local food lunch: ¥1000~¥2000 (per person)


I am available on Saturday. Besides the guide fee, you are requested to pay my transportation fee. Thank you for your understanding.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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