Shofukuji Temple

Shofukuji Temple was founded by the priest Eisai and was the first Zen temple ever built in Japan (as attested by the framed calligraphy on the main gate, presented by the Emperor Gotoba and inscribed with the words, “This is the First Zen Temple in Japan” ). The area has been designated a National Historical Site as the model for typical Zen Temples. Visitors will find Shotenji and Tochoji Temples as well as other temples and shrines with long and prestigious histories closeby, asserting their quiet presence.

Address 812-0037 6-1 Gokusho Town, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:092-291-0775 
Parking Available; about 10 cars
Access By subway – A 5 minute walk from Fukuoka City Subway’s Gion Station
Area Fukuoka Area
Genre Shrines and Temples (History and Culture)

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