The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations

The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations, Nagasaki: Hours, Address, The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations Reviews: 4/5

The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations

The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations
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Historic Sites • Civic Centres • History Museums
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Nagasaki Confucius Temple was built in 1893 (Meiji 26) cooperatively with the Chingk Government and the Chinese Overseas Chinese, and it has been rebuilt after some modification since then. It is the only authentic Chinese style mausoleum in Japan, which has magnificent traditional beauty everywhere in Nomiyama, in Shandong Province, China, in Shandong Province, China. It is also one of the venues of the Lantern Festival, and everyday events are held during the lantern festival and you can enjoy various shows. Also, in a business trip opening, various eating and drinking establishments can be opened from Nagasaki prefecture and enjoy the food of Nagasaki.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,443 contributions
Lots of Construction
Dec 2019
Entrance to this Confucius Shrine will set you back 660 yen per person. There is lots of construction around the perimeter of the shrine.
Written January 10, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia22,755 contributions
Chinese Influence In Nagasaki
Oct 2019
This temple was built in 1803 by the Quing Dynasty of China and local merchants and is an interesting Chinese Temple .The entrance fee was too high.
Written October 6, 2019
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Shannon Lefebvre
Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan137 contributions
Nagasaki`s only Confucius Shrine
Nov 2018
The Nagasaki Confucius Shrine is said to be the world's only Confucius Shrine built by Chinese people outside of China. Even today the land on which it stands is Chinese Territory and the land rights controlled by the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo.

First built in 1893 by Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Qing Dynasty Government, Nagasaki Confucius Shrine was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the Chinese community and housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. The buildings were severely damaged by the atomic bomb explosion on August 9, 1945 and was not restored. It was finally opened to the public in September 1967 and was extensively renovated in 1982 and remains the same till the present day.

It is a joy and exciting process to walk around the beautifully presented gardens and to graze intensely at the architecture and statues. The attention to detail is amazing and one can see that a lot of time and effort was put in to the design and final outcome to look as authentic as possible. One feels like they have stepped out of Japan and back into the realm of China such is the contrast to traditional Japanese buildings and in particular to Japanese Shinto Shrines.

Well worth a visit even if you are not a fan of Chinese History and artifacts. The Nagasaki Confucius Shrine is located very close to the International Port Terminal so it isn't too far to complete as a walking tour around the area, even if you only have an hour or two to spare it is well worth the effort .
Written October 4, 2019
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Karinakc
Parkdale, Australia215 contributions
Life sized statues
Oct 2019 • Couples
The entrance fee was a bit much (we nearly didn't go in, as same price as Glover Gardens that we had just visited) but loved seeing the statues. Museum had no English translations, but was mostly artifacts so it didn't really matter.
Written October 1, 2019
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Bilovestravel
Ahmedabad, India12 contributions
Interesting with beautiful chinese lanterns
Aug 2019 • Business
Very colourful temple close to the tram station. The lanterns hanging from the ceiling were very colorful and bright. Worth a visit if in this area.
Written August 30, 2019
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CatherineBulg
Moscow, Russia164 contributions
Philosophers’ statues in the court are really eye-catching!
Feb 2019 • Friends
Very bright, colorful and beautiful place, so “very-Chinese” that it feels like a theater decor a bit) Statues surrounding the inner court are all different, and look like an assembly of philosophers, solemn and impressive! We visited during the Chinese Lantern Festival and watched a Chinese opera and other performances there, it was an amazing experience!
Written April 28, 2019
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olafoomes
Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,596 contributions
A fantastic and colorful Chinese shrine
Aug 2018 • Solo
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 in this shrine are the huge amounts of life-size white statues of Chinese characters. They are not only located in the central area but continue around the back where you will also find a small museum dedicated to the friendship between Japan and China.
Written October 28, 2018
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geographyguy_11
Brisbane, Queensland517 contributions
More interesting than a Japanese temple
Jul 2018 • Solo
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 in China. There were some truly stunning objects on show during my visit, such as a giant armillary sphere and an incredible carved ivory tusk that was simply breathtaking to see upclose. The complex is less than 5 mins walk from Oura Cathedral/Glover Garden and also close to the tram stop.
Written July 21, 2018
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so_pretty_in_purple
Rosamond, CA43 contributions
Worth a look, if you’re in the area
Jun 2018 • Solo
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.
Written July 8, 2018
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Brek A
10 contributions
Amazing workmanship.
Nov 2017 • Family
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 seeing if you have an interest in art. This is a departure from the typical Japanese Temples and I feel well worth the time.
Written March 22, 2018
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