Kōshi-byō & Historical Museum of China

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Kōshi-byō & Historical Museum of China information

Location
Nagasaki , Japan
Address
10-36 Ōuramachi
Telephone
+81 95 824 4022
Getting there
Tram: Ishibashi
Prices
shrine & museum admission ¥600
Opening hours
8.30am-5.30pm
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The jauntily painted Kōshi-byō shrine claims to be the only Confucian shrine built by and for Chinese outside China, and the statues of sages in its courtyard certainly make you feel like you've journeyed across the sea. The original 1893 building was destroyed by fire following the A-bomb explosion.

Behind it, a glossy museum of Chinese art spans jade artefacts and Neolithic archaeological finds to terracotta warriors and Qing-dynasty porcelain. There's also a large gift shop with Chinese trinkets, from classy to kitschy.