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The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations

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A fantastic and colorful Chinese shrine

A fantastic shrine dedicated to the Chinese philosopher Confusius. It is a relatively new shrine... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
olafoomes
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
More interesting than a Japanese temple

The Confucius Temple was quite the contrast to the shrines and temples you see elsewhere in Japan... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
geographyguy_11
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Brisbane, Queensland
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Chinese residents of Nagasaki built this red-and-yellow shrine to the famous Chinese philosopher in 1893, which also houses a museum with Chinese treasures on loan from Beijing.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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10-36 Ouramachi, Nagasaki 850-0918, Nagasaki Prefecture
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+81 95-824-4022
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

A fantastic shrine dedicated to the Chinese philosopher Confusius. It is a relatively new shrine being built at the very end of the 19th century. It is a very well-kept and above all colorful shrine. The admission fee was ¥ 600,-- The most striking element...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The Confucius Temple was quite the contrast to the shrines and temples you see elsewhere in Japan - very bright with decoration galore! The museum is all in Chinese/Japanese (not sure which) and has items from its own collection and items sent over from museums...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I stopped by this temple since I was in the area. It’s about 5 minutes from the tram stop. I felt the price of admission was overpriced for the size of the temple. There’s a large souvenir shop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank so_pretty_in_purple
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I found this to be a very beautiful temple with fantastic carved marble life size figures. The temple's workmanship and detail is worth the short walk from the Glover House and the smaller museum has some amazing Chinese pottery and artifacts that are well worth...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Brek A
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Located near Dutch sloop, Confucius Temple is a major attraction in Nagasaki. However, because I had seen before many Chinese temples in China, this one seemed to be not really original for me. The entrance is also not cheap. The museum is just so so.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 7 February 2018

it is small but nice temple, it worth to have a walk ,but not long to walk thought there,it seem not much ppl in there

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank tereence783
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was 2 blocks from our hotel and we walked to it during the heavy rain brought in the the diminished typhoon. It was an absolute burst of color in the gray, rainy morning. A small museum is part of the property and, of course,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dianeoh1950
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Nagasaki has unique charm because of its history in 19C. Buildings, food, atmosphere, etc , all of the surroundings are related the trade with western countries. This might be one of the results, too. It would be also the influence from China to Japan in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank OISEAU_K
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Enclosed in a tight area this isn't an extensive temple. However the carvings on the roofs are worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Was a toss up whethr to pay the entry fee but glad we did. The temple itself is interesting as a contrast in style , but there is also a pretty good museum behind the complex with some interesting exhibits. Probably best avoided when a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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