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Shofukuji Temple, a little gem

Indeed, some people on this website have confused Sofukuji Temple and Shofukuji Temple. They are... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
Do not confuse it with Sofukuji - two different places!

Some photos for this site are actually for Sofukuji. You've been warned folks. Anyway, this... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 Apr 2018
“Shofukuji Temple, a little gem”
8 Dec 2017
“Do not confuse it with Sofukuji - two different places!”
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3-77 Tamazonomachi, Nagasaki 850-0053, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Indeed, some people on this website have confused Sofukuji Temple and Shofukuji Temple. They are quite different. When we visited Shofukuji Temple there was hardly anyone else there. Lovely and peaceful! We preferred this one to some of the more modern temples we visited while...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Some photos for this site are actually for Sofukuji. You've been warned folks. Anyway, this temple is gorgeous, probably my favourite one in the city. Loved the architecture and climbing up behind the buildings to view the roof tops. No entry fee. This temple is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank S H
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Superbe temple, all red and with magnificient gates! Really enjoyed this visit and must do in Nagasaki

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank luneriel
Reviewed 17 April 2015

The ancient temple is so precious that almost all areas are not refurbished. The tranquil atmosphere makes us feel calm and peaceful. The untouched structure withstands the tests of time and weather. This ancient temple is not big but definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank ryanteo
Reviewed 24 March 2015

NB the spelling we have is Sofukuji, but TA has it "Sh...". Beautiful Temple. Except for your time contemplating the Buddhas it will not take long to stroll through the temple grounds. It is noted for its entrance gate but we found the Buddha statues...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Easy to reach by streetcar, this temple is must when visiting Nagasaki. There is small entrance fee, but it's definetly worth it. Take stroll around temple grounds and soak in the atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank zimof1
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Shofukuji is a wonderful temple, all hoary and ancient and moss covered – and untouristed and free. We climb up through an ancient gate, arrive at a curious edifice that serves as a second gate and a temple as well because of a shine in...More

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This is one of several temples stretched along the hillside and the loveliest and quietest. From the road there are several staircases to climb but once through the entrance it's compact and lovely to look at. There is a small board explaining its history, there...More

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank Ian S
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