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Built in 1629 for the city’s Chinese population, this famous Ming-style temple is the oldest building in Nagasaki.
7-5 Kajiyamachi, Nagasaki 850-0831, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

I thought the temple is okay. Apparently, this temple is one of the few places that have cherry blossoms.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul7878
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Appreciation of a beautiful ancient architecture. The remnant of the ancestors. A peaceful site to walk around.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank C Y
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Very peaceful and beautiful place with an emblematic red gates. On the temple complex’s territory’s you’ll find several buildings housing really outstanding statues. There is English brochure available that will give you some details about the history of Sofuku-ji and it’s main treasures. By the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

We were on a cruise Shanghai back to Shanghai and this place in Nagasaki is one of the many beautiful sights in this port city. It is also easy to go to this place from the port by a local train. The architecture is so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank m4632
Reviewed April 1, 2019

This is a buddhist temple, and one has to pay a minimal fee to enter. The place has an interesting Japanese architecture. There were various statues inside the building and because it was so quiet, it gives an eerie feeling as one visits the rooms....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ty M
Reviewed January 10, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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