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Address: 4-32 Teramachi, Nagasaki 850-0872, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 95-822-1076

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The Oldest Obaku-shu Sect Buddhist Temple in Japan

This is the oldest Obaku Sect Buddhist temple in Japan and one of the several temples built by and for Chinese dwellers in Nagasaki during the Tokugawa Period. Since every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Vancouver, Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite buddhist temple in Nagasaki. A great place to visit at any season and visit the well kept gardens. Superb historical buildings, Relaxing and calm atmosphere.

Thank Maria D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This temple is very close to 3 other smaller temples (Jinsoji, Sanpoji & Joanji) so these can be visited free of charge either before or after a visit to Kofukuji Temple. Going through the Entrance Gate there is a ticket kiosk. The site has a bell tower and a series of halls some of which can only be viewed from... More 

Thank phshanks
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The temple and buildings are well situated on a hillside and the overall atmosphere is serene. The wood is rough and worn. The grounds well-maintained. Gorgeous, old sago palm trees abound. The history is palpable especially when you consider it is the oldest temple in Nagasaki built in the 1600's. Didn't like the location of many of the information and... More 

Thank Tokyo Shirokuma
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the oldest Obaku Sect Buddhist temple in Japan and one of the several temples built by and for Chinese dwellers in Nagasaki during the Tokugawa Period. Since every building is painted dark red, the complex is commonly known as “The Red Temple (aka-dera)” in Nagasaki. Incidentally, this red is different from "red" found at many Japanese temples and... More 

Thank Chuzaa
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Kofukuji Temple is worth a visit in its own right. It is a relatively well-preserved Chinese Buddhist Temple from the 1620s. What makes it more worth the walk is that it is only one of several temples and shrines all along the same road on a hillside looking down on the city. Take time to wander in and out of... More 

Thank GVancouver
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Some chinese history like other temples in Nagasaki too. Great Palm trees just in front of the main building. Definetely worth the 300.-JPY entrance fee.

Thank Juergen K
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Came on a rainy day. The rain turned into a light drizzle just as we entered the area and the setting made me feel like I was in a movie. To the right of the main temple, there is a little area with a room full of ancient antiques and pictures which was pretty neat. You can't enter the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After visiting Sofukuji Temple we ask the ticket man how to get to Kofukuji which is more or less at the other end of the long string of temples. The two maps, in Japanese only, posted at the front of Sofukuji are difficult to decipher. It is a very very long walk but pleasant to be strolling in some back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited the Kokufu ji temple and it is a very beautiful place, with Chinese influence and interesting history Gorgeous colours.

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