About 5 minutes walk from Shokakuji-shita Station Nagasaki Electric Railway.
Sofukuji Temple is one of the three major Fuku Temple in Nagasaki, together Kofukuji Temple and Fukusaiji Temple. It was built in 1629. Inner Gate and Buddha Hall are National Treasure.
Commonly it called as "Dragon Palace Gate". It was built in 1849. The day when I visited, was Festival of Emperor Guan.
Pay the admission fee and go up the stairs. Come to this gate.
This gate was designed and cut in Ningbo, China. Later it was imported by ships. It was built around 1696.
Main hall of Sofukuji Temple. It was built in 1646. The oldest building in Nagasaki.
It was rebuilt in 1827.
Mazu is the goddess for the safety of the sailing.
Google Map Sofukuji Temple
Japanese site is here.