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Built in 1629 for the city’s Chinese population, this famous Ming-style temple is the oldest building in Nagasaki.
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7-5 Kajiyamachi, Nagasaki 850-0831, Nagasaki Prefecture
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+81 95-823-2645
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This spot was not easy to find. After reaching it we had to climb a lot of steps before you reach the temple. It is an old site and on the site is also a very old cemetery.

Thank Deventernaar
Reviewed 27 October 2018

In my opinion one of the most unique Buddhist temples in Nagasaki. The red colour of the temple makes it a very recognisable temple complex. This temple is also the starting point of a 1 km temple trail going northwards along about 10 different Buddhist...More

Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

Thank mickknap
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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

Thank Ty M
Reviewed 11 January 2018

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

Thank Ylandre
Reviewed 9 December 2017

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.

Thank S H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

If you haven't been to China this temple will give you a hint of what Chinese temples are like, from the interior and more of the roof style. 300 entry. Lovely quiet surrounding area

Thank Abi D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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.

Thank laculturevulture
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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

Thank P S
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