Zenkoji Temple is a famous 7th century Buddhist temple in Nagano City, that wasÃ‚Â involved in the 16th century battles between Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen, where the temple acted as a base for Kenshin’s forces.
Guide to Nagano Temples including all the popular temples in Nagano. Most temples in Japan are Buddhist Temples. There are some very old Japanese Temple which were established over 1,200 years ago. Today some of these very old wooden temple buildings still survive, however many have been destroyed by lightning, fire, earthquakes, storms or war and have been rebuilt over the years. Still many of these rebuilt temple buildings are hundreds of years old. Many of these very old Japanese Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.