Travel notes of Nagasaki: Nagasaki Lantern Festival (Tojin Yashiki Ato, Sofukuji-temple and Shian-bashi Bridge)

長崎ランタンフェスティバル 唐人屋敷跡 崇福寺 思案橋 アイキャッチ画像

[Introduction]

I traveled to Nagasaki Prefecture for three days and two nights. The main objective was to see “Nagasaki Lantern Festival. In this article, I will write about Tojin Yashiki Ato, Sofukuji-temple and Shian-bashi Bridge in Nagasaki Lantern Festival as part of day 3.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Huis Ten Bosch: Flower Road and Amsterdam City etc.
* Day 1 (2) Huis Ten Bosch: Tower City and Harbor Town etc.
* Day 1 (3) Huis Ten Bosch: illumination in the evening
* Day 2 (1) Peace Park, Urakami Cathedral and Atomic Bomb Museum
* Day 2 (2) Oura Cathedral, Glover Garden, Confucian Shrine, Dutch slope and Meganebashi Bridge
* Day 2 (3) Nagasaki Lantern Festival: Shinchi Chinatown and Confucian Shrine
* Day 3 (1) Dejima and Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument
* Day 3 (2) Nagasaki Lantern Festival: Central Park
* Day 3 (3) Nagasaki Lantern Festival: Shian-bashi Bridge and Tojin Yashiki Ato [This article]

[Travel Date]
2016.02.11-13

[Main Part]

It was the 3rd day in the evening of my trip to Nagasaki. As I had some free time before return flight, I just walked around Nagasaki city.

Tojin Yashiki Ato

First, I walk around Tojin Yashiki Ato.Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato1

Tojin Yashiki Ato was developed in 1689 as an inhabited area for Chinese people. There used to be about 20 houses there. Now, four Chinese temples remain here. Tojin Yashiki Ato was one of the sites of Nagasaki Lantern Festival.

First, I visited Dojin-do temple, which was built in 1691.Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato Dojin-do temple1

Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato Dojin-do temple2

Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato Dojin-do temple3

In the temple.Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato Dojin-do temple4

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Tenko-do temple (buit in 1736).Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato Tenko-do temple

Kannon-do temple (built in 1737).Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato Kannon-do temple

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Fukken-kaikan (built in 1868).Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato Fukken-kaikan1

Nagasaki Tojin Yashiki Ato Fukken-kaikan2

Sofukuji temple

I also visited Sofukuji temple, which was about 15 minute walk from Tojin Yashiki Ato. Sofukuji temple, a Chinese temple, was developed in 1629. Nagasaki Sofukuji temple1

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Nagasaki Sofukuji temple2

Nagasaki Sofukuji temple3

Shian-bashi Bridge

There was Shian-bashi Bridge near Sofukuji temple. It was the largest entertainment district in Nagasaki city.""

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Nagasaki Shian-bashi Bridge1

Nagasaki Shian-bashi Bridge2

Nagasaki Shian-bashi Bridge3

Tojin Yashiki Ato, again

I returned to Tojin Yashiki Ato after sunset.Nagasaki Lantern Festival Tojin Yashiki Ato1

Nagasaki Lantern Festival Tojin Yashiki Ato Dojin-do temple1

Nagasaki Lantern Festival Tojin Yashiki Ato Dojin-do temple2

Nagasaki Lantern Festival Tojin Yashiki Ato Dojin-do temple3

Nagasaki Lantern Festival Tojin Yashiki Ato2

Nagasaki Lantern Festival Tojin Yashiki Ato3

Chinatown

Now it was time to leave Nagasaki. My last photos were taken in Chinatown.Nagasaki Lantern Festival Chinatown1

Nagasaki Lantern Festival Chinatown2

The final shot.Nagasaki Lantern Festival Chinatown3

Then, I moved to Nagasaki airport and returned to Tokyo.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Tojin Yashiki Ato, Sofukuji-temple and Shian-bashi Bridge in Nagasaki Lantern Festival as part of day 3.

To summarize the trip to Nagasaki, I had an impression that Nagasaki has exotic mood mixed with Japanese, Chinese and Western cultures. Above all, Nagasaki Lantern Festival was worth visiting. “Nagasaki Kunchi” is another famous festival, which is held in autumn every year, and I would like visit to watch it in the future 🙂

So now, I have completed a series of articles about Nagasaki trip. Thank you for taking your time to to read my blog.

[Related Link]
NAGASAKI official visitor guide (English)
VISIT NAGASAKI (English)


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