The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations

The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations

The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Nagasaki Confucius Temple was built in 1893 (Meiji 26) cooperatively with the Chingk Government and the Chinese Overseas Chinese, and it has been rebuilt after some modification since then. It is the only authentic Chinese style mausoleum in Japan, which has magnificent traditional beauty everywhere in Nomiyama, in Shandong Province, China, in Shandong Province, China. It is also one of the venues of the Lantern Festival, and everyday events are held during the lantern festival and you can enjoy various shows. Also, in a business trip opening, various eating and drinking establishments can be opened from Nagasaki prefecture and enjoy the food of Nagasaki.
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ANParish
Busan, South Korea998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was one of the best places we visited. The temple isn't huge, but it's beautiful though there is a bit of clutter in some places as they were doing some minor construction. There are scores of statues of Confucius's "top students," and you can go inside the shrine and see various relics and equipment used in performances. The museum is behind the temple. It's small and informative, but no pictures are allowed. The best part was that we were treated (unexpectedly) to a "face-off" masked dance (around 3 or 4 minutes long). We were just wandering around when it started. It was wonderful to watch!
Written 5 February 2023
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petertaylor57
Auckland Central, New Zealand422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Looks pretty new and very Chinese as many Chinese live in Nagasaki.
Statues of the sages and a good museum to back it up. Again, very slanted towards the glory of the Chinese peoples.
Written 27 November 2022
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,131 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Entrance to this Confucius Shrine will set you back 660 yen per person. There is lots of construction around the perimeter of the shrine.
Written 10 January 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,942 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This temple was built in 1803 by the Quing Dynasty of China and local merchants and is an interesting Chinese Temple .The entrance fee was too high.
Written 6 October 2019
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Shannon Lefebvre
Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
The Nagasaki Confucius Shrine is said to be the world's only Confucius Shrine built by Chinese people outside of China. Even today the land on which it stands is Chinese Territory and the land rights controlled by the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo.

First built in 1893 by Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Qing Dynasty Government, Nagasaki Confucius Shrine was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the Chinese community and housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. The buildings were severely damaged by the atomic bomb explosion on August 9, 1945 and was not restored. It was finally opened to the public in September 1967 and was extensively renovated in 1982 and remains the same till the present day.

It is a joy and exciting process to walk around the beautifully presented gardens and to graze intensely at the architecture and statues. The attention to detail is amazing and one can see that a lot of time and effort was put in to the design and final outcome to look as authentic as possible. One feels like they have stepped out of Japan and back into the realm of China such is the contrast to traditional Japanese buildings and in particular to Japanese Shinto Shrines.

Well worth a visit even if you are not a fan of Chinese History and artifacts. The Nagasaki Confucius Shrine is located very close to the International Port Terminal so it isn't too far to complete as a walking tour around the area, even if you only have an hour or two to spare it is well worth the effort .
Written 4 October 2019
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Karinakc
Parkdale, Australia216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The entrance fee was a bit much (we nearly didn't go in, as same price as Glover Gardens that we had just visited) but loved seeing the statues. Museum had no English translations, but was mostly artifacts so it didn't really matter.
Written 1 October 2019
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Bilovestravel
Ahmedabad, India11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Business
Very colourful temple close to the tram station. The lanterns hanging from the ceiling were very colorful and bright. Worth a visit if in this area.
Written 30 August 2019
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CatherineBulg
Moscow, Russia161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Very bright, colorful and beautiful place, so “very-Chinese” that it feels like a theater decor a bit) Statues surrounding the inner court are all different, and look like an assembly of philosophers, solemn and impressive! We visited during the Chinese Lantern Festival and watched a Chinese opera and other performances there, it was an amazing experience!
Written 28 April 2019
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olafoomes
Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
A fantastic shrine dedicated to the Chinese philosopher Confusius. It is a relatively new shrine being built at the very end of the 19th century. It is a very well-kept and above all colorful shrine. The admission fee was ¥ 600,--
The most striking element in this shrine are the huge amounts of life-size white statues of Chinese characters. They are not only located in the central area but continue around the back where you will also find a small museum dedicated to the friendship between Japan and China.
Written 28 October 2018
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geographyguy_11
Brisbane, Queensland515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The Confucius Temple was quite the contrast to the shrines and temples you see elsewhere in Japan - very bright with decoration galore! The museum is all in Chinese/Japanese (not sure which) and has items from its own collection and items sent over from museums in China. There were some truly stunning objects on show during my visit, such as a giant armillary sphere and an incredible carved ivory tusk that was simply breathtaking to see upclose. The complex is less than 5 mins walk from Oura Cathedral/Glover Garden and also close to the tram stop.
Written 21 July 2018
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