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Nagano grew up around the temple of Zenko-ji which was erected in the 7th Century. Two famous statues of Buddha are kept here, the Amida Buddha and a secret Buddha, never put on public display, which is rumoured to be Japan’s first Buddha statue brought in from Korea (but there is no why you‘ll get to see it…). The temple has been used as a base in several major disputes but was built before Buddhism in Japan began to split into different factions, so is now claimed by two different sects (which have friendly relations and share temple duties.).

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