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Sofukuji Temple崇福寺


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.


Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kajiyamachi 7-5

phone 0958232645


Review of Sofukuji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/12/04 Temple visit
This spot was not easy to find. After reaching it we had to climb a lot of steps before you reach the temple. It is an old site and on the site is also a very old cemetery.
Reviewed:2018/10/27 Beautiful red coloured temple complex
In my opinion one of the most unique Buddhist temples in Nagasaki. The red colour of the temple makes it a very recognisable temple complex.

This temple is also the starting point of a 1 km temple...
Reviewed:2018/06/08 Peaceful and tranquil off the path Temple
Take the no 1 tram to the last stop Shokakuji-shita and the temple is up a small residential street , may not look a lot from the entrance , but go inside and up the steps to the temple/shrine area...

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Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kajiyamachi 7-5 [map]



open everyday
[Admission fee to worship] Adults300yen, High, Middle, Elementary School StudentsFree
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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.

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