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Address: 3-77 Tamazonomachi, Nagasaki 850-0053, Nagasaki Prefecture
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An Untouched Ancient Temple

The ancient temple is so precious that almost all areas are not refurbished. The tranquil atmosphere makes us feel calm and peaceful. The untouched structure withstands the tests... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2015
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Guangzhou, China

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

The ancient temple is so precious that almost all areas are not refurbished. The tranquil atmosphere makes us feel calm and peaceful. The untouched structure withstands the tests of time and weather. This ancient temple is not big but definitely worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

NB the spelling we have is Sofukuji, but TA has it "Sh...". Beautiful Temple. Except for your time contemplating the Buddhas it will not take long to stroll through the temple grounds. It is noted for its entrance gate but we found the Buddha statues more interesting. Take the tram to the end of the line at Shokakuji-Shita then walk... More 

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Purrmerend
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Easy to reach by streetcar, this temple is must when visiting Nagasaki. There is small entrance fee, but it's definetly worth it. Take stroll around temple grounds and soak in the atmosphere.

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Shofukuji is a wonderful temple, all hoary and ancient and moss covered – and untouristed and free. We climb up through an ancient gate, arrive at a curious edifice that serves as a second gate and a temple as well because of a shine in the center with Maitreya Buddha on the front side and the patron deity protecting the... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

This is one of several temples stretched along the hillside and the loveliest and quietest. From the road there are several staircases to climb but once through the entrance it's compact and lovely to look at. There is a small board explaining its history, there will probably be no one around and you can have the place to yourself.

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