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Take the no 1 tram to the last stop Shokakuji-shita and the temple is up a small residential street , may not look a lot from the entrance , but go inside and up the steps to the temple/shrine area , much quieter and serene...More
With the Dutch influence in the area, it's easy to forget that the Chinese had their own weight to add to the growth and economy of Nagasaki. This temple is uniquely Chinese in it's design and a quaint and pleasant place to stop and enjoy...More
We loved our visit to Sofukuji Temple. When you are standing outside the street is busy with everyday life but once you step inside it is peaceful. It is kept clean by a very delightful little lady who is very charming. It is a must...More
Aside from the Dutch history and A-bomb attractions there are several interesting temples in Nagasaki and they are work checking out. There was good English information here and it felt worthwhile. I was pretty much on my own here when I went in December.
I'm "templed out" these days as I've seen so many. I usually just appreciate them, but pass them by. I paid to walk into this one because it looked so old and different. If you examine it closely, it's different from the usual temples in...More
Zen Chinese temple consists of several wooden buildings from 1715 and a 1629 stone gate. Like most temples in Nagasaki you must climb stairs to get to it. I find it amazing all these buildings survived the atomic bomb & resulting fires.
Worthwhile to wander around. Read a bit about the history and how the architecture differs from other temples. The older (80?) Chinese lady (who speaks fluent Japanese of course) at the kiosk was a treat. She spent a lot of time talking to us and...More
Consisting of three or four temple buildings which are all on a high ground, this temple requires about a two-minute walk up the stairs but is "worthwhile" with Buddhas and other statues to see in the buildings especially in one where Buddha at the center...More
This is a ancient, small and quiet temple that is easily accessible as it is just around the corner from the Shokakuji-Shita tram station. From this tram station can take a Blue Line tram straight to the Peace Park. Worth the time to visit.