Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji temple is the most important pilgrimage site in central Honshu. It houses the first image of Buddha to reach Japan in the 7th century and has a 1400year history. The building itself is huge and has the largest thatched roof in Japan. Under the temple is a pitch black maze visitors can enter that offers the way to nirvana for those who navigate its passageway and find the key.