Jofuku Park (徐福公園)
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.
Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Jofuku 1-4-24 (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)
8:30-17:00 (same for shops)
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The park is dedicated to Xu Fu, who served the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty. He was ordered by the emperor to...
- Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Jofuku 1-4-24 [map]
- 8:30-17:00 (same for shops)
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Average budget
- [Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
- Estimated stay time
- 0-30 minutes
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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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.