Chokokuji Temple

Being the family temple for the Sanadas, the family of Matsushiro Domain lords, the roof of the temple is decorated with one of the family emblems of the Sanadas, the Rokumonsen (six one-mon coins, traditionally give to the dead as the boat fee to cross the river that divides this world and the dead’s). It houses graves of lords of the domain as well as mausoleums of Nobuyuki and Nobuhiro. The mausoleum of Nobuyuki is an important cultural asset with sculptures of cranes on its gables, which are attributed to Jingoro Hidari. The legend tells that those cranes came to life, broke free from the gables and ate away the rice plants night after night. The paintings on the coffered ceiling are attributed to Tan-yu Kano.

Address 1015-1 Matsushiro Matsushiromachi Nagano-shi
zip code: 381-1231
Phone Number Visitors’ Reception Desk
(9:00~16:00, closed on Wednesdays and around New Year's holidays)
Website MAPCODE * 177 834 357*45
Access Approx. 1.5 km from Nagano IC, or approx. 30 min on the bus to Matsushiro from JR Nagano station, get off at " Matsushiroeki" stop and walk for 15 min.
Parking 20 standard size cars
Hours 9:00 to 16:00 Holiday Wednesdays and around the New Year's holidays
Price Admissions for mausoleum and graveyard *reservation needed (No charge for precincts only). Adults 300 yen (200 yen), Elementary and Junior high school students 200 yen (100 yen) Fees in () are for groups over 20 people.
*Special admission to the mousoleum 500 yen per person

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