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Kofukuji Temple東明山 興福寺


A Buddhist temple founded in 1620 by Chinese priest Shinen in prayer for the safe travels of traders sailing to and from Nagasaki. The main temple nave, a nationally designated Important Cultural Property, was rebuilt in 1883 by Chinese artisans and is purely Chinese in architectural style. The temple’s charms, made from water strainers, are said to bring the fulfillment of love as well as traffic safety. An eight-minute walk from the Kokaidomae stop on the tramway.


Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Teramachi 4-32 (Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea)

phone 0958221076

Review of Kofukuji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/10/06 First Obaku Zen Temple In Japan
The origins of this temple date back to 1620 when Chinese merchants arrived in Nagasaki and needed a shrine to pray for safety. The original Main Hall was built in 1632 but was destroyed by fire and...
Reviewed:2019/05/28 Certainly worth the admission fee of 300 yen.
Once you cross Meganebashi from the west side, there is a narrow slope road leading up to Teramachi-doori running north-south. We turned left to visit Koufukuji Buddhist Temple. I have found some...
Reviewed:2018/10/27 Fascinating Buddhist Temple
Fascinating Buddhist Temple built by Chinese merchants living in Nagasaki at the beginning of the 17th century. At that time it had a direct link to the sea travel by those Chinese merchants. For...

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Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Teramachi 4-32 [ map ]
Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship] Adults300yen, junior high school student 200yen, Elementary School Students100yen

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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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