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Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine, Dazaifu

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Dedicated to the Shinto god of learning Tenjin, Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine traces its origins back to the year 905. Wander the complex and admire the ornate woodcarvings, red-gold accents, and classic swooping rooftops that adorn the buildings, particularly the lavishly decorated main shrine. Stroll through the shrine's surrounding gardens, featuring ponds, bridges, and other smaller structures surrounded by Asian plum trees. Don't miss a chance to try a local type of grilled bean cake, known as umegae mochi--you'll find it sold by many vendors along the main trail to the shrine. Arrange your visit to Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dazaifu using our Dazaifu vacation route planner.
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  • Dazaifu tenmangu is a major shrine that holds the god of education, so if you visit in the exam time you will see a lot of students. The shrine is a major place with a lot of attraction like sword pla...  more »
  • For family with teens, it is good to tell children that even travel, remember study for exam. This temple is for students to pray for exam result. Near the temple, we buy souvenir to indicate that "Pa...  more »
  • If you are at Tenjin, hop onto the Nishitetsu line, change to the Dazaifu train. Note that at the interchange station, there are two trains, so get onto the right one by seeing the signboard. The shri...  more »