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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


佐々木俊弥SlowFoodSuginam @toshishun1963 - 2020-03-21
There were so many people at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in this very critical 'colona' situation. 場所: 太宰府天満宮 https://t.co/wif6OVA8JQ
Greg Atkinson @GregAtkinson_jp - 2020-03-12
Another picture from the file: 'Relax, the sky is still up there'. - Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Fukuoka Prefecture, J… https://t.co/n1x6sk9eEW
Greg Atkinson @GregAtkinson_jp - 2020-03-11
Lovely spring weather today & ideal for walking around the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka Prefecture. https://t.co/16yHp30XdB
Greg Atkinson @GregAtkinson_jp - 2020-03-11
The first cherry blossoms have opened in Dazaifu. This picture was taken this afternoon at the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shr… https://t.co/5IPOwB3fpB
Akane @Akane21055636 - 2020-03-09
This is the Starbucks coffee shop. Very artistic design.
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myfukuoka.com @myfukuoka - 2020-03-07
The most beautiful Starbucks in Japan |
One of them is located in Fukuoka, which is along the historic pedestrian… https://t.co/Z4TkkfUtXm
Japan Travel @JapanTravel - 2020-02-23
Picturesque plum blossoms are one of the first signs of spring, and #Fukuoka's Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is a beautif… https://t.co/hZkhQo1ULB
✨Christine✨ @OneChrispy - 2020-02-23
Dazaifu Tenmangu was quite pretty. Some sakura are starting to blossom. This shrine is dedicated to a god of learni… https://t.co/5qTcY8bSq9
D o M i @domi_english - 2020-02-15
i went to shrine, Dazaifu Tenmangu yesterday.
these are approach to shrine's pics. https://t.co/t3pOTRD4yX
Habib al-Badawi @HabibBadawi - 2020-02-13
The Prime Minister received a courtesy call from members of the 'Plum Mission” of Dazaifu Tenmangu… https://t.co/gH6NGkPLJK
PM's Office of Japan @JPN_PMO - 2020-02-13
The Prime Minister received a courtesy call from members of the 'Plum Mission” of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.… https://t.co/mYj8U1hyTR
David Jaumandreu @DavidJaumandreu - 2020-02-06
No.36: Stone bridge at the Tenmangu Shrine - Dazaifu (2009) https://t.co/2zSRiQpQXs
Emily💕(mao) @Emilymao1224 - 2020-02-04
@PAXperMortem Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and food stalls.
Or, it’s good to eating in Hakata.
re-how.net @rehownet2 - 2020-01-28
Florida Government Citrus Bureau Japan Representative Office Dedicate the seasonal “Florida Grapefruit” to the “Tem… https://t.co/TtntgehhzJ
Fukuoka Now @FukuokaNow - 2020-01-25
Enjoy the Dazaifu Tenmangu Ume Festival on February 25 and see all the beautiful plum blossoms at the shrine and be… https://t.co/NUQoeALgwi
JapanHaul @japanhaul - 2020-01-16
🙏Did you know that Dazaifu Tenmangu is the head shrine of more than 3000 shrines spread across Japan?

Located in F… https://t.co/niGVu1ASZF
Nakamnura @Nakamnura - 2020-01-01
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine was very crowded! https://t.co/OHpuUQfJdV
Emily💕(mao) @Emilymao1224 - 2019-12-21
Morning all 🤗
Today we are in Dazaifu. Did you know the legend of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine ?Tobiume a thousand-year… https://t.co/rPHARYbic3
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
You can become smarter and expand your knowledge by patting the head of the ox statue at the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrin… https://t.co/Z6VgxPgO9u
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
Dazaifu Tenmangu: A shrine dedicated to education
#DazaifuTenmangu #shrine #education https://t.co/hYIeKPX9VD
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
A pine tree outside the #Tenmangu Shrine in #Dazaifu near #Fukuoka https://t.co/WrUr3Te3NF
Ticket KD @ticketkd - 2019-10-24
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Misaka Hot Spring, Tenji Underground Mall, and Canal City Hakata Day Tour - - See the best… https://t.co/nADzyGpAzq
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
[#RWC2019 Match City Info: #Fukuoka] Don’t miss seeing Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, one of Fukuoka’s famous tourist spo… https://t.co/pxFXI9wNvm


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