Sofukuji Temple

The oldest Chinese-style Buddhist temple in Japan. The temple was built in 1629 by Chozen, priest from Fuzhou, China. The Dai’ippo-mon gate and Daio Ho-den hall are designated National Treasures. Many other buildings on the temple’s grounds are also protected as Important Cultural Properties. The Buddhist statues and ritual implements in the temple hall were all created by Chinese craftsman. One of the Four Nagasaki Temples of Good Fortune.

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Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kajiyamachi 7-5 map map Map
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[Admission fee] Adults300yen, High/Medium/Elementary school students Free
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  • A unique Buddhist temple
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.02.05
    Another great sight Nagasaki has to offer, This temple is easily accessible by tram, but once you get there, you feel like youre far away from the city in many cases. Its got great views of the...
  • Something different
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.11.28
    Pre-Covid, this Chinese temple used to be crawling with bus loads of tourists, which kind of destroyed the atmosphere. No one there when I went. Just an old woman in the shop bemoaning her lack of...
  • Its Nice
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.04
    Lots of steps to climb to really do and see just a little. But temples are like that. You can take a lot of beautiful pictures and enjoy the quietness of the scenery.

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