Bessho Onsen attractions

Buddhist Temple in Bessho Onsen

Kitamuki Kannon

The grounds of this Tendai temple have some impressive ancient trees and sweeping valley views. The temple's name comes from the fact that this Kannon image faces north, a counterpart to the south-facing image at Ze…
Buddhist Temple in Bessho Onsen


Of the Sōtō Zen sect, Anraku-ji is the oldest Zen temple in Nagano. Dating from AD 824–34, it's a National Treasure, renowned for its octagonal pagoda. The temple is a 10-minute walk from the Bessho Onsen train stat…