Jofuku Park Shop徐福公園売店
This park located a two-minute walk from JR Shingu Station. The park is dedicated to the Chinese alchemist and explorer Xu Fu, known in Japan as Jofuku. It is said that he came to Japan over 2,200 years ago in search of the elixir of life on the order of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang. The park features a particularly vivid Chinese-style tower gate, a stone memorial to Xu Fu, and seven stone monuments to his seven chief vassals. The park's shop sells a number of Xu Fu-themed merchandise including Jofuku-no-Yu bath additive and Jofukucha. Jofukucha is a blend of Kumano green tea and Japanese evergreen spicebush, which is said to have been discovered by Xu Fu on his search for the elixir of life. The park also offers bicycle and Chinese dress rentals.
Wakayama Shingu-shi Jofuku 1-4-24 (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)
8:30-18:00 (Sep.-Apr. Until 17:00)
- Wakayama Shingu-shi Jofuku 1-4-24 [ map ]
- 8:30-18:00 (Sep.-Apr. Until 17:00)
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
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
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.