Dazaifu Tenman-gū, Dazaifu

#1 of 135 in Historic Sites in Fukuoka Prefecture
Dedicated to the Shinto god of learning Tenjin, Dazaifu Tenman-gū 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 Tenman-gū and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dazaifu using our Dazaifu vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
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  • August 16, 2017
    Too grantia Dazaifu West iron day tickets although 貴 a bit and to threes, cars to get to less slaughter house, but really worth the game. To promote iron 2nd city to catch West towards Fu Fu leg of travelers, don't forget to work on your Hin 賞 car decorative works, Jie car 廂 each has its particular decorative works. Too grantia Dazaifu Station, along the way heading for full House, with maybe more interesting shops. The day full House, Sugawara no michizane participation thanks to the school question God, understand the Cultural conventions of Japan. Is a journey of the great cultures.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Near the shrine can be reached by car. Has a lot of parking, and 3 hours at 400 Yen is a little bit more expensive. There are actually three hours no more. 30 minutes parking is already full. Did not wait for the return flight time becomes feel you can afford. Hakata, Kyushu trip last night and then went on a whirlwind tour. Museum staff are particularly wanted to visit is. Dazaifu tenmangu shrine pencil academic dedicated to travellers as a souvenir of elementary and junior high school students.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Very traditional Japanese downtown. Two blocks main Street, with ample offer of traditional goods from air fans and geta sandals to dining locals. Shinto temple with meditation stretches through dense forests. Awesome.
  • June 13, 2017
    One of the biggest Shinto temple in Kyushu area. I came here on January 2nd, it was so crowded because everyone went out to pray in this temple.
  • March 24, 2017
    Awesome traditional Japanese shrines, very beautiful and neatly kept. It's bigger than pictures might say and it's right next to the Kyushu museum.
  • December 19, 2016
    You can see there's a lot of history in it and also in the surrounding Places. Many students are praying for academic merit, it is culture in action! However, there was a rowdy foreign tour group. Luckily there was only 1 of it.
  • February 2, 2017
    Very crowed even on a rainy day, with a lot of shops like every other famous temples in Japan. There's a kids amusement park and the Kyushu Museum nearby.

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