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Fukusaiji Temple

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3.9 (162)

2-56 Chikugomachi, Nagasaki, 850-0052, Japan

The Fukusai-ji Temple was created in 1628 by Chinese immigrants in response to a new anti-Christian law. The Terauke-Seido required Chinese nationals to register with a temple to prove that they were not Christian. Instead of joining the local temples, the Chinese community in Nagasaki decided to build their own and this was the beginning of Fukusai-ji Temple.

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Mondays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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R B 3 months ago

Beautiful temple on backstreet in Nagaski. Besides the beautiful turtle, and outside architecture, the inside is just as beautiful. Make a trip to the basement to see some old water relics.

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James Anderson 6 months ago

Awesome looking temple is a real one of a kind!

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Sophie Solioz a year ago

Very unique shrine. I didn't go inside, but just the outside makes it worth the hike up the hill!

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Sarah P. a year ago

Our next stop was a unique temple shaped like a turtle with a large Kannon statue on top. We were the only people there and you go inside the turtle to the actual temple. It was founded in 1628 and looked like a traditional temple complex. Destroyed in the 1945 atomic bombing, it was rebuilt in the shape of a 🐢. It houses a Foucault Pendulum that swings over a memorial to 16,000 war dead. As a reminder of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945 the temple bell sounds at 11.02 am, the exact time of the blast.

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Elias Chelala a year ago

I stumbled across this beautiful temple while walking around the back roads in Nagasaki. The statue is built on top of the base of a turtle. I didn't pay to go inside but I walked around and took some nice pictures. This is definitely one of the more unique temples that doesn't get a lot of tourist attention.