Shofuku-ji60 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Japan, Yubinbango 812- 0037 Fukuoka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City Gogosho-cho, 6, Fukuoka-shi
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +81-0922910775
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Built-in 1195, this was Japan's first Zen Buddhism Temple, focused on the Rinzai sect, introduced by the priest Eisai who brought it over from China. Though you cannot enter the temple building itself there is enough to see in the grounds around it. Check out the many temple gates, the most prominent of which is the Sanmon Gate, which is close to a small pond and a bridge. There is also a carved plate on the gate, commissioned by Emperor Gotoba. Numerous smaller temples around this one and walking from one to another is quite tranquil experience.
Shofuku-ji Travel Tips
- Limited parking is available.
How to Reach Shofuku-ji
- Gion Subway Station, Kuko/Yellow Line
- 3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3N, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 29, 29N, 30, 32, 39, 39B, 40, 47, 48, 48-1, 50, 56, 57, 68, 80, 88, 99, 100, 113, 114, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 208, 306, 312, 400, 503, 506, 507, 514, 515, 526 stop Gion-machi
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6.31% of people who visit Fukuoka-shi include Shofuku-ji in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
40.74% of people start their Shofuku-ji visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shofuku-ji
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shofuku-ji
Shofuku-ji Reviews & Ratings
Would definitely recommend a visit here if you like temples. Nothing unique but this one has also a nice nature feeling, with a lot of trees (and shade if it’s a hot and sunny day) and is very quiet. We loved having a stroll there. Lots of cats too, bring them some food if you’re a car lover 😁
Calm and serene environment, lots of cats there too! Inside the main temple, there are 3 golden coloured Buddha statues which look simply amazing.
Lots and lots of old temples. It's located 8n the Hakata old ward. If you only have time to visit one temple, then visit this. Otherwise there's a lot of other temples in Hakata old ward. However this is the largest temple.
Serene place to take a peaceful walk. Enjoyable tranquility amidst the crowded surroundings
A quick visit and stroll through.