Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Travel Guide - Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine


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)


  • 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


Dyan   @HeurDyan - 2015-01-24
Enjoying modern art at the shrine Dazaifu Tenmangu
Dyan   @HeurDyan - 2015-01-21
Enjoying modern art at the shrine Dazaifu Tenmangu
Japan great views   @_JapanView - 2015-01-19
Arched bridge spanning the Dazaifu tenmangu shrine http://t.co/ztrhE8rbgA
Dyan   @HeurDyan - 2015-01-16
Enjoying modern art at the shrine Dazaifu Tenmangu
Tommy  @toalbano - 2015-01-06
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ショウ  @ss_show - 2015-01-06
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Temple of Japan  @JPNTemple - 2015-01-04
Dazaifu Tenmangu:Shrine in Dazaifu of Fukuoka. It is one of the shrine to worship the Michizane Sugawara. http://t.co/7AIY8N8HR1
Michael Ching  @MichaelDChing - 2015-01-02
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mart.  @martinbaylis - 2015-01-02
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Norbert Woehnl  @NWoehnlPhoto - 2015-01-01
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