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Nagano Zenkoji Temple | Key to Paradise

Nagano Zenkoji Temple | Key to Paradise

Founded in the 7th century, Zenkoji Temple stores the first Buddha statue brought into Japan. Unfortunately, the original statue is not open to the public but a copy of the statue is shown to the public every six years. The influence of Zenkoji Temple on the city of Nagano was significant. The city grew from a temple town, and specifically, around Zenkoji. In the inner chamber basement is an underground passage in complete darkness. Many people walk through this underground passage in search of the "key to paradise", which is attached to a wall along the corridor. The key is believed to grant salvation to anybody who touches it.

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