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Tenkyuji, Nagano

#32 of 143 in Things to do in Nagano
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • もとは鶴巣寺と号し、合戦から60年後の承応3年に松代藩主の真田信之が武田典厩信繁の名をとって寺号を典厩寺と改め、信繁の菩提と武田・上杉両軍の戦死者を弔いました。信繁の首を洗ったという「首清め井戸」や、甲越弔魂碑、武田・上杉両雄の一騎討ちの碑。また、両軍戦死者を供養する閻魔堂と、信玄・信繁・山本勘助の画像ほか武具、仏画など貴重な史料60点余りを展示する川中島合戦記念館が建てられています。閻魔堂の閻魔大王像は日本一大きいことで有名です。
  • 地面に枝が着きそうなほど垂れ下がっていて、春が楽しみ。

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