See the temple area and enjoy cultural experiences
COURSE1. Nagano City Sightseeing Information Center in JR Nagano Station － 2. Marutame Kimono Store － 3. Tea Ceremony at Naito Pottery Store － 4. Saikoji Temple － 5. Tukada Buddhist Tools Store － 6. Central Square － 7. Ninjya Village Store － 8. Guardian Gate（Nyomon）
※If a store is closed on the date of your tour, we will modify your route to visit another store. Thank you for your understanding.
DURATIONAbout 2 kilometers
TIME REQUIRED120 minutes
Free for children under 12 years oldAdditional Fee
- - Tea Ceremony
- - Ninja Star Throwing
- - Shooting Ninja BLowguns
Nagano City Sights Information Center
Across from the Shinkansen Ticket Station
Kimono Store Collection Gallery
Introduction to Kimono culture.
Get a taste for wearing Kimono by trying one on using a VR simulator.
Search for the Japanese style that fits you best! You can also buy a ready-made Kimono or Yukata to take home as a souvenir.
Note: Kimono are usually custom made. Ready-made Kimono are completed products that are available to buy in the store without pre-ordering.
Naito Pottery Store
Let’s enjoy a tea ceremony!
Learn how to make ceremonial green tea and drink it while enjoying seasonal Japanese sweets.
Tea Ceremony Additional Fee: ￥500
＊If you have dietary restrictions, please notify us before your tour.
Saikoji Temple (Fortune Slip)
This temple is over 900 years old, and the story of its founding is commemorated in its Buddhist statues and Torii (Shinto gates). The temple is also famous for Etoki (telling Buddhist stories through pictures like manga).
Tsukada Buddhist Tools Store
Buddhist & Shinto altar fittings shop. They sell various kinds of religious goods including incense sticks and ceremonial bells.
This was the site of the 1998 Nagano Olympics Medalist Award Ceremony. You can view the Olympic Rings and a miniature model of the Olympic Cauldron.
Ninja Village Store
This shop sells ninja goods and Japanese swords, and you can even climb to the second floor to experience some ninja training. Enjoy throwing ninja stars (shuriken) and shooting ninja blowguns each for ￥200.
Zenkoji Temple’s Guardian Gate. Two grand wooden statues protect the street leading visitors to Zenkoji Temple.
※Please reserve at least 5days in advance.
※Please click the “Tour Reserve” button to submit a reservation.
※The guide starts on January 6,2020