We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations

Save
Share
Review Highlights
More interesting than a Japanese temple

The Confucius Temple was quite the contrast to the shrines and temples you see elsewhere in Japan... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
geographyguy_11
,
Brisbane, Queensland
Worth a look, if you’re in the area

I stopped by this temple since I was in the area. It’s about 5 minutes from the tram stop. I felt... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
so_pretty_in_purple
,
Rosamond, California
Read all 154 reviews
254
All photos (254)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good46%
  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tram stop”(3 reviews)
“carvings”(2 reviews)
“china”(10 reviews)
About
Chinese residents of Nagasaki built this red-and-yellow shrine to the famous Chinese philosopher in 1893, which also houses a museum with Chinese treasures on loan from Beijing.
Contact
10-36 Ouramachi, Nagasaki 850-0918, Nagasaki Prefecture
Website
+81 95-824-4022
Reviews (154)
Filter reviews
24 results
Traveler rating
2
13
6
1
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2
13
6
1
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstram stopcarvingschinacollectionourajapan
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed July 7, 2018

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.

Thank so_pretty_in_purple
Reviewed March 21, 2018

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...More

Thank Brek A
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Located near Dutch sloop, Confucius Temple is a major attraction in Nagasaki. However, because I had seen before many Chinese temples in China, this one seemed to be not really original for me. The entrance is also not cheap. The museum is just so so.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed February 6, 2018

it is small but nice temple, it worth to have a walk ,but not long to walk thought there,it seem not much ppl in there

Thank tereence783
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This was 2 blocks from our hotel and we walked to it during the heavy rain brought in the the diminished typhoon. It was an absolute burst of color in the gray, rainy morning. A small museum is part of the property and, of course,...More

Thank dianeoh1950
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Nagasaki has unique charm because of its history in 19C. Buildings, food, atmosphere, etc , all of the surroundings are related the trade with western countries. This might be one of the results, too. It would be also the influence from China to Japan in...More

Thank OISEAU_K
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Enclosed in a tight area this isn't an extensive temple. However the carvings on the roofs are worth seeing.

Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Was a toss up whethr to pay the entry fee but glad we did. The temple itself is interesting as a contrast in style , but there is also a pretty good museum behind the complex with some interesting exhibits. Probably best avoided when a...More

Thank SingBob
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Being a Dutchie, I definitely wanted to visit the Dutch quarter in Nagasaki. Didn't intend to visit the Confucian shrine there, but it looked interesting so we hopped in for a visit. Tickets cost 600 yen. The temple itself is beautiful, with lots of lanterns,...More

1  Thank Charlotte W
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines