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Chokokuji, Nagano

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Chōkoku-ji (長国寺) is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Sōtō sect located in the former town of Matsushiro (presently part of the city of Nagano in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It is the mortuary temple of the Sanada clan, local warlords in the Sengoku period and daimyō of Matsushiro Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate.
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  • Worth it if visiting Matsushiro. The monks are not available to show the mausoleum on Tuesdays or Wednesday i do suggest any other day however. The architecture is unique and its history with the Sanada clan samurai family adds historical value. The main building and connected halls make the structure look like nothing I've ever seen in 11 trips to Japan. Sadly the laziest staff in my 11 trips to Japan as well
  • The grounds are pretty and the trees in the area are colored beautifully in the autumn. The main attraction of the semetary the mausoleum was closed Wednesday

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