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Shofuku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Shofuku-ji Temple


Shofuku-ji Temple was established in 1195 by a priest Eisai when he returned to Japan after four years of study in China. The temple is famous as the first Zen Buddhist temple in Japan. Even though the temple was once burnt down during a battle in the late Muromachi period (1336 - 1573), the temple was supported by many Daimyo feudal lords in the Azuchi–Momoyama period (1573 -1603), such as Kobayakawa Takakage, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Kuroda Nagamasa.
Priest Eisai is also known as the person who introduced tea to Japan, and the Japan's first tea bushes were cultivated in the temple grounds. The temple still preserves the tradition and culture of tea, and a traditional tea ceremony called "Yotsugashira Chakai" is held here even today.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Gion Station on the Fukuoka City Subway Kuko Line (K10)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 6-1, Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, 812-0037


bingeBOAT🚤 @Oke_Shuku - 2020-12-24
@i_ayanfee God's temple needs to be beautified.
shukuebuka @shuku_ebuka - 2020-06-07
@Allezamani New version of temple run
Victor Obiora @Kanonas__ - 2017-12-16
@MaxyFire @KingAbsolute_ Na so J-Man land for temple con see men dey do business
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