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.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 812-0037 福岡県福岡市博多区御供所町6-1
Address 6-1 Gokusho Town, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 092-291-0775((宗)聖福寺)
Contact Shofukuji
Car Park Available; about 10 cars
Access By subway - A 5 minute walk from Fukuoka City Subway’s Gion Station

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


Fukuoka Area
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