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]
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.
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.
In the temple.
Tenko-do temple (buit in 1736).
Kannon-do temple (built in 1737).
Fukken-kaikan (built in 1868).
I also visited Sofukuji temple, which was about 15 minute walk from Tojin Yashiki Ato. Sofukuji temple, a Chinese temple, was developed in 1629.
There was Shian-bashi Bridge near Sofukuji temple. It was the largest entertainment district in Nagasaki city.
Tojin Yashiki Ato, again
I returned to Tojin Yashiki Ato after sunset.
Now it was time to leave Nagasaki. My last photos were taken in Chinatown.
The final shot.
Then, I moved to Nagasaki airport and returned to Tokyo.
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.