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Confucius Shrine (Koushi-byo)

Koushi-byoConfucius Shrine ("Koushi-byo" in Japanese) is located about 0.4 km south of Oranda-zaka.

Chinese people in Nagasaki constructed this shrine in 1893 in cooperation with the government of Qing Dynasty (then China).
So this shrine has completely a mood of China.
This shrine has enshrined Confucius (551-479 B.C., the founder of Confucianism).

The precincts are surrounded with the fences of red bricks.
After we pass through a gate, we are covered by incense air. And each buildings is colorful.
And 72 stone statues of Confucius's excellent disciples line along the approach to main shrine.

Near the main shrine, there is Historical Museum of China.
This is the world's only museum in partnership with Palace Museum in Beijing, so very excellent art objects are exhibited.

How to get to here

By streetcar

By street car with route No. 5, get off at Ishibashi terminal stop.

Entrance of Confucius Shrine Gate to main shrine
Gate to main shrine Stone statues
Chinese garden Historical Museum of China

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