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Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Dazaifu

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Dedicated to the Shinto god of learning Tenjin, Dazaifu Tenman-gu 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. To visit Dazaifu Tenman-gu on your holiday in Dazaifu, and find out what else Dazaifu has to offer, use our Dazaifu.
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  • A lovely beautiful city / temple / shrine with Zen atmosphere. Some ladies dress in Kimono / Japanese national costume. This shrine is very popular among local visitors and tourists. On the way... 
    A lovely beautiful city / temple / shrine with Zen atmosphere. Some ladies dress in Kimono / Japanese national costume. This shrine is very popular among local visitors and tourists. On the way...  more »
  • It is a bit confuse on the trip because i had a JR pass with me hence i would op for the cheapest journey with my pass, ended up i dropped off at the wrong station and had to walk a distance to it... 
    It is a bit confuse on the trip because i had a JR pass with me hence i would op for the cheapest journey with my pass, ended up i dropped off at the wrong station and had to walk a distance to it...  more »
  • We took a cab from Hakata Station to get to this temple, but I am sure there are better ways if you have more time. This is a beautiful place to see and to walk around the grounds. With its many... 
    We took a cab from Hakata Station to get to this temple, but I am sure there are better ways if you have more time. This is a beautiful place to see and to walk around the grounds. With its many...  more »
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  • Amazing place to see! Definitely recommend. After you explore the main garden and shrine, adventure behind it in the trees. You may even just stumble upon another shrine like we did! There are plenty of food and souvenir shops in the area as well. Definitely a fun outing ❤️
  • This is a major shrine in Japan, dedicated to those who are studying for a particular goal. During test seasons, you can see lots of young people lined up to give offerings to do well on said tests. The area itself is quite wide and scenic. Stepping back, Daizifu is the name of the former governing offices of the area. When those were moved, the name stuck for the current city name. Take a walk through and say a prayer, keep walking towards the mountain and find the the world-class national museum, and/or just take in the scenery. There is also a road with old and famous shops selling their wares and food. There are several places to park: those by the hour get pricey quickly if you stay long; look for those charging ¥500/day if you plan to take a lot in.
  • Beautiful shrine and grounds in the surrounding area. Will get super busy on the weekends, and parking is very limited so be aware. However, the area is definitely worth the visit. They also have tons of cherry blossom trees so it must be amazing when they are in bloom.
  • Lovely place to spend a few hours or even the whole day. Start early as many shops and places nearby close around 5pm. If you’re only here for the main shrine, it shouldn’t take more than an hour to look around. I was able to walk the street and see the main sanctuary in about two hours. There’s also a few other shrines, temples, and museums in the area if you need to kill more time.
  • Worth a visit if you have some time. The neighborhood around to the shrine is nice too. Lots of gift shops and a cool Starbucks. The national museum is very close.

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