I went to Nagano City to visit a Zenko-ji in 2015. It was summer.
Zenkō-ji is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Nagano, Japan. The temple was built in the 7th century.
It takes about two hours from Tokyo to Nagano by a bullet train (Shinkansen).
You can take a walk which is a bit long way to the Zenko-ji or take a bus. I took a bus to the nearest point. And I had a walk towards the temple. Before reaching the temple there are so many pretty traditional looking shops and restaurants. They all looks amazing.
As you walk along the road approaching the Zenkoji, there are some little shrines that you can visit or just to pray as well.
he Rokujizō are located to the right of the Daikanjin. The Rokujizō are statues of the six Bodhisattvas, who gave up Buddhist enlightenment, in order to provide salvation to others. The Bodhisattvas are said to be able to commune with the six realms of hell, starvation, beasts, carnage, human beings and divine beings. by Wikipedia