新宮観光協会

Jofuku Park

A park dedicated to Jofuku, who came searching for the elixir of life around 2200 years ago.

This park was built to commemorate Jofuku, a Chinese scholar who came to Japan on the order of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang to search for the elixir of life. Jofuku was buried where the park is now; his gravestone is in the center. In August 1994, a Chinese-style gate was constructed at the entrance to the park, and there is also a stele and a monument dedicated to his seven loyal disciples. Entry is free and bicycles and/or Chinese costumes can be rented from the gift shop in the park.

The Legend of Jofuku
The mystery of Jofuku and his followers

Jofuku came to Japan with 3000 boys and girls, and in Shingu found Tendai Uyaku, an herb that he believed could grant immortal life. However, Jofuku was enchanted by Shingu's natural beauty and comfortable climate, and he and his followers settled down there, and taught the locals how to farm, fish, and whale.

Tomb of Jofuku

Jofuku related Souvenirs

Jofuku Tea and the natural soap made by Tendai Uyaku are also available at souvenir shop.

Chinese dresses for rent

URL http://www.jofuku.or.jp/
Add Jofuku1-4-24, Shingu
Tel 0735-21-7672
Open 8:30-17:30, Souvenir Shop closes at 17:00 (7:00-19:00 in May to August, Souvenir Shop closes at 17:00)
Regular holiday open 365 days
Parking Lot available(free for the first 1 hour for Park visitors)
Price Free
Credit Card not available
Duty free not available
HP user benefits Jofuku Tea service
Free Wi-Fi available
Toilet available
Lounge available
Souvenir Shop available
Notes China dresses rental service is available inside Jofuku Park for 500 yen.
Bicycle rental service is available at Jofuku Park, which is convenient for visiting around Shingu. Ordinary type 500 yen per day
Access 1 minute on foot from JR Shingu Station