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The oldest Zen temple in all of Japan (completed in 1195), Shofukuji boasts pleasant temple grounds which contain charming old Japanese buildings, along with a green park and pond. Entry is free of charge, but most buildings cannot be accessed by visitors.
Do & See
Chuo-ku ward, located west of the Naka-gawa River, is the commercial and entertainment hub of the city. At its heart lies the district of Tenjin to which most visitors will undoubtedly be drawn, lured by the bright lights of its bars and restaurants and the excellent array of boutiques.