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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... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
jajavalB
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Bangkok
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Jofuku park, Shinzu, Japan

Small park next to the railway station with an imposing Chinese-style entrance-gate. The park is... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
roboesGistel
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Gistel, Belgium
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7178 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

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 bowl of incense and stone statue in the middle...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

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 search for the elixir of immortality which he found here...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This park is small, neat and intensively landscaped. The story and statue of Jofuku are of brief interest. This is a park for contemplation, not activity.

Thank JindyJohn
Reviewed 1 October 2017

As it is just across the street from the bus station and I had some time to spare, I had a quick look. There really is't much to see. It is more a place for older locals to have a seat and a chat. I'd...More

Thank omae
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The gateway lit up at night looks fantastic as the illuminating lights have both white red and green bulbs to enhance the colour effect.

Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Jofuku is the Japanese name for Xu Fu who was a Chinese sorcerer who was ordered to find the elixir of eternal life. He made 2 trips and disappeared. Shingu is one city which claims a visit by Xu Fu and has dedicated this small...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you happen to be nearby do pop in this pretty park in Chinese (not Japanese) style. It's small so 20-30 minutes should be enough. The front gate makes for lovely colorful pictures for your album!

Thank Mari05London
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have to be honest I just tripped over this site while waiting at the bus station. I was impressed and surprised with the style, which has the exuberance so common in Chinese temples but rather rare in Shinto shrines or even Buddhist temples. It's...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 9 October 2011

...because it's right across the street from the train station! Jofuku Park is named for Master Jofuku, who came to Japan from China looking for the answer to immortality. He found a plant that he believed would help him live forever, but unfortunately that didn't...More

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