Recommended Season: All Season/ Nakagomi Station (Nagano Prefecture, Saku City)
“Pinkoro Jizonson”, alocal statue, in the Naritasan approach is impressive with a gentle smile and a right hand on the cheek. Many people from inside and outside of the prefecture visit “Pinkoro-an” to have a healthy longevity.
Spot ① “Naritasan Yakushi-ji Temple” Shingonshu Chizanha
Point of interest.
A famous temple in the Shingon Shu. In addition to Fudo Myoo, which was viewed by Naritasan Motoyama, Dainichi Nyorai, Aizen Myoo, Yakushi Nyorai, over 1000 Buddha are included. It has been gathering the faith of the local people since ancient times. In front of the Sanmon is the “Pinkoro Jizo” symbol of health and longevity.
It was built in front of the gate of Naritasan Yakushiji by the local Nozawa shopping street as a symbol of Saku City, one of the most healthy and long-lived cities in the country. A unique name that you will never forget once you hear it. Worshipers come from all over the country, hoping for a healthy and long life. On the second Saturday of every month, the Nozawa Sanmon City market is held, and seasonal special products are sold.
Telephone: 0267-62-3285 (Saku City Tourism Association)
It is a temple of Soto Buddhism opened in 1521 by Teisho Tomono, the Maeyama lord who ruled this area. The highlights of this temple are the “Somon”, the oldest structure of the temple, the “Sanmon” of Niho sculptured on left and righ caleed Zochoten and Jikoku ten and a three tired "Three layered tower" relocated from Shinkoji Temple in Koumi Town.
If you want to enjoy Saku carp cuisine, Kappo Kagetsu
Long-established carp dish with which you can enjoy the refined taste of Saku. The “Bamboo” course, with umani, araoi, and koikoku (curp miso soup). Also recommended is Kagetsu-developed “Scale cracker”. * The photo shows the "Snow" course.
Opening hours: 11:30 to 14:30,
17:00 to 19:00
Regular holiday: Monday
481 Hara, Saku City, Nagano Prefecture
ZIP:385-0052 Go here（Google Map）