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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Travel Guide - Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine was established in 905 to deify Michizane Sugawara, a great scholar of Chinese literature who demoted and transferred from Kyoto to Dazaifu then died here in 901, as the "guardian god of learning." And because of that, many students visit here to pray for their success on exams. The shrine is also a popular place for Hatsumode (New Year's visit), and over 2 million people visit here every year.
The grounds are planted with 6,000 Japanese plum trees which bloom from late January to March. Treasure Hall also in the grounds has a small but very fine collection of artifacts.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 6:00 - 19:00 (in spring, autumn)
  • 6:00 - 20:00 (in summer)
  • 6:30 - 19:00 (in winter)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Dazaifu Station on the Nishitetsu Dazaifu Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 4-7-1, Saifu, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka, 818-0117

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JapanHaul @japanhaul - 2020-01-16
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Nakamnura @Nakamnura - 2020-01-01
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Emily💕(mao) @Emilymao1224 - 2019-12-21
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Couronne Unico @_guguyuyu - 2019-12-16
EGARATEN Shrine (Kamakura) is a type of shrine called 天満宮:Tenmangu which is dedicated to Sugawarano Michizane who w… https://t.co/cnFKx22TQT
Christie // MusuHaji enthusiast @Sicarius130 - 2019-12-15
Day 3 was shrine day! Went to Kushida Shrine, Sumiyoshi Shrine, and Dazaifu Tenmangu, and after doing parents' erra… https://t.co/p0kmD6bhA4
Joel Clavio @joelclavio - 2019-12-13
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Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2019-12-13
Dazaifu Tenmangu:Shrine in Dazaifu of Fukuoka. It is one of the shrine to worship the Michizane Sugawara. https://t.co/7AIY8N8HR1
jovialwanderer.com @JovialWanderer - 2019-12-12
Second time to one of the most touristy places in #Fukuoka but despite the crowds, I just love it here. 😃The area a… https://t.co/EyM2oIzb0Q
Joel Clavio @joelclavio - 2019-12-11
One of Fukuoka’s most famous landmark, Dazaifu Tenmangu is a Shinto Shrine that is more than 400 years old. The shr… https://t.co/LujVqCCbm5
grape Japan @grapejapan - 2019-12-05
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Stephen Wilson @S_K_Wilson - 2019-12-01
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine with John Christy and @prashantvalluri @SchoolOfEng_UoE this afternoon. https://t.co/pC3DbymgBm
Ian Young @ianjamesyoung70 - 2019-11-15
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Ticket KD @ticketkd - 2019-10-24
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elm@ひきこもりしゃちく @e1mstream - 2019-10-21
I visited a friend of mine who lives in Fukuoka. Besides visiting Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, the Exhibition of SAMURA… https://t.co/3HhLyFh2Sl
アイルランド大使館 Ireland in Japan @IrishEmbJapan - 2019-10-11
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Hiroshi Iwata(rock_h) @rock_h - 2019-09-20
@41Strange @matthewmeyerart The famous shrine Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka is one of them.
Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2019-09-16
Dazaifu Tenmangu:Shrine in Dazaifu of Fukuoka. It is one of the shrine to worship the Michizane Sugawara. https://t.co/7AIY8N8HR1
アイルランド大使館 Ireland in Japan @IrishEmbJapan - 2019-09-13
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VoodooChild @varun_khera - 2019-08-21
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JATRABRIDGE @jatrabrige - 2019-08-12
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jatrabridge @jatrabrige - 2019-08-12
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jatrabridge @jatrabrige - 2019-08-01
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くり @kuritake_ss - 2019-07-27
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Fukuoka Now @FukuokaNow - 2019-07-24
Celebrate the birth of Tenjin-sama, Shinto god of literature, at Dazaifu Tenmangu - Jul. 24 & 25… https://t.co/wz6rb9Qmjo
Fukuoka Now @FukuokaNow - 2019-07-18
Celebrate the birth of Tenjin-sama, Shinto god of literature, at Dazaifu Tenmangu - Jul. 24 & 25… https://t.co/Jh8wQJzsK7
Moyo @TheStoryOfMoYo - 2019-07-14
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