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Jofuku Park (徐福公園)

3.5

Park / Green Space

This spot is said to be where the sorcerer Jofuku arrived in Japan seeking the elixir of eternal youth at the behest of Emperor Qin of China, in third century BC. It was established as a park in 1994. The tomb of Jofuku, surrounded by the trees from which the tendaiu elixir was made, is here, as well as his epitaph and the Nanatsuka memorial to Jofuku’s seven vassals. At the shop one can buy tea that contains the tendaiuyaku (miraculous medicinal plant), as well as rent bicycles and Chinese style costumes.

place

Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Jofuku 1-4-24 (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)

phone 0735217672
place

8:30-17:00 (same for shops)

Review of Jofuku Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/04/12 Small park with Chinese roots
So Jofuku is really a court shaman from China and it was really interesting to learn more about him. I dont know if the elixir of life plant works for health, but you can buy some products .ade...
Reviewed:2018/07/28 Small green park in the vicinity of bus stop and train station
This attraction worths relaxing and spending my time while waiting for boarding next bus to Kumano Hongu taisha. The hallmark of this park is chinese art gate which can be seen from far; there is big...
Reviewed:2018/05/11 Jofuku park, Shinzu, Japan
Small park next to the railway station with an imposing Chinese-style entrance-gate.
The park is dedicated to Xu Fu, who served the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty. He was ordered by the emperor to...

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Details

Address
Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Jofuku 1-4-24 [map]
Area
Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea
Phone
0735217672
Hours
8:30-17:00 (same for shops)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(8spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          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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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.