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Sofukuji Temple (崇福寺)

 0958232645  Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kajiyamachi 7-5

The oldest Chinese-style Buddhist temple in Japan. The temple was built in 1629 by Chozen, priest from Fuzhou, China. The Dai’ippo-mon gate and Daio Ho-den hall are designated National Treasures. Many other buildings on the temple’s grounds are also protected as Important Cultural Properties. The Buddhist statues and ritual implements in the temple hall were all created by Chinese craftsman. One of the Four Nagasaki Temples of Good Fortune.


open everyday
Admission fee to worshipAdults300yen, High School Students200yen, Elementary and Junior High School StudentsFree

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Review of Sofukuji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/04 Temple visit
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.
Reviewed:2018/10/27 Beautiful red coloured temple complex
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...
Reviewed:2018/06/08 Peaceful and tranquil off the path Temple
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...
Reviewed:2018/05/07 Architecturally unique
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...
Reviewed:2018/01/11 Tranquility
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...

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