“Oasaji” is a Buddhist service performed by all monks in Zenkoji in the main hall of the temple, concurrently with the sunrise. It is performed everyday, literally 365 days a year. It used to be known as “Okomori Asamoude”, in which pilgrims from all over the nation would spend a night in the main hall and typically continue on to join the Oasaji service in the following morning. Since after lodging in the main hall was prohibited at the end of the Meiji era from the viewpoint of the cultural property preservation, Shukubo, or the monk’s quarters have been in charge of arranging accommodation and tour guide for pilgrims. Though Zenkoji is a non-sectarian temple, it is protected by in-precinct temples of both Tendai and Jodo sects. We therefore provide one service each in the styles of both sects at the Oasaji. The whole service takes about an hour.
|Address||491-I Nagano Motoyoshi-cho Nagano-shi
zip code: 380-0851
|Phone Number||Zenkoji Office +81-26-234-3591|
|Website||http://www.zenkoji.jp/||MAPCODE *||54 277 056*72|
|Access||Approx. 30 minutes walk, or 10 min ride on the local bus, get off at “Zenkoji Daimon” stop.
Approx 40 min. drive from Nagano IC.
|Parking||Zenkoji Parking Lot #1 (Northwest of the precincts)：Public parking. General passenger cars only. Open 24 hours.
Zenkoji Parking Lot #2 (West of the precincts): For Pilgrim’s lodging only.
Zenkoji Parking Lot #3 (Northeast of the precincts): Public parking. General passenger cars only. Open 24 hours.
Zenkoji Parking Lot #4 (West of the precincts): For general passenger cars, motorcycles and buses. Open 24 hours.
Zenkoji Parking Lot #5 (West of the precincts): Public parking. General passenger cars only. Open 24 hours.
Passenger cars 500 yen up to 2 hours (200 yen for each additional hour), Buses and Mini buses 2,500 yen up to 2 hours (500 yen for every additional 30 minutes), Motorcycles 300 yen
Starting time changes by the minute depending on the time of sunrise.
|Holiday||Open throughout the year|
|Remarks / Supplementary Note||Time required: Approx. 1 to 2 hours|
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