sights / Religious

Shōfuku-ji information

Fukuoka , Japan
6-1 Gokushō-machi
Getting there
Train: Gion
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Shōfuku-ji is an historic Zen temple founded in 1195 AD by Eisai Zenji, who introduced Zen and tea to Japan. The site on which it stands has proved to be archaeologically rich, with recent excavations revealing remnants of a culture dating back 4000 years.