Nagasaki Confucian Shrine and Historical Museum of China
長崎孔子廟・中国歴代博物館 (Koushi-byo Chugoku Rekidai Hakubutsukan)
A richly colored Confucian temple with a richly colored atmosphere
Built in 1893, this is the only Confucian mausoleum constructed by the Chinese outside China. Renovated in 1982 with the support of the Chinese government, the Temple and Cemetery of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong Province, this temple is a unique structure that blends the architectural styles of both Southern and Northern China. Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, was born over 2,500 years ago on September 28, 551 B.C. (in the Gregorian calendar) in Russia (in what is present-day Shandong Province) as the second son of a military man. He busied himself with study and preaching to his many disciples. His most famous writing is The Analects of Confucius. This is a record of his collected sayings, the teachings in his dialogues with his disciples, and the disciples' conversations with Confucius about their beliefs. The entire mausoleum contains 20 compilations, in 500 sections, for a total of over 16,000 characters of The Analects of Confucius carved into marble imported from Hualien, Taiwan.
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|Address||10-36 Oura-machi Nagasaki-City, Nagasaki|
7 days a week throughout the year.
|Price||Adults: \525, Aged 12-17: \420, Aged 6-11: \315|
|Directions||3 minutes' walk from Ouratenshudo-Shita Streetcar Stop|