Shōfuku-ji

sights / Religious

Shōfuku-ji information

Nagasaki , Japan
Address
Street 3-77 Tamazono-machi
Getting there
tram Sakura-machi
Opening hours
24hr
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Lonely Planet review

This temple, surrounded by serene gardens, is not to be confused with Sōfuku-ji. It contains an arched stone gate dating from 1657. The main building was reconstructed in 1715 in the ornate Chinese style of the time. The onigawara (ogre-covered) wall is particularly interesting, as is the book-burning kiln. There are clear views of Nagasaki port from here.