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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


Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2020-09-12
First time to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in over 25 years, where Tenjin - the deity of learning culture and the arts i… https://t.co/ACIm6kJb3e
Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2020-08-13
Dazaifu Tenmangu:Shrine in Dazaifu of Fukuoka. It is one of the shrine to worship the Michizane Sugawara. https://t.co/7AIY8N8HR1
Ralph Jay Triumfo @ralphjay14 - 2020-08-12
Be vigilant at all times, but don't forget to enjoy life once in a while. 🖤 @ Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Fukuoka https://t.co/eh09r1qkfL
Greg Atkinson @GregAtkinson_jp - 2020-07-26
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine - less than a 30 minute drive from our home. Even just looking at pictures of it makes me f… https://t.co/oYuyjbgafS
TSUMUGU: Japan Art & Culture (English ed.) @jpn_art_culture - 2020-07-06
The weather forecast doesn't look so good for Hikoboshi (Altair) and Orihime (Vega) on #Tanabata (July 7), but the… https://t.co/h7MNQ9u0oH
Travel Japanese App @traveljpapp - 2020-06-22
Hydrangea flowers are seen floating in a basin where visitors can usually wash their hands and rinse their mouths t… https://t.co/G9lPTaiZ3M
コンラート・アデナウアー財団 日本事務所 @kas_tokyo - 2020-06-19
This is our Friday's good news post!
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine began to float hydrangea flowers in the washbasin to t… https://t.co/t4emyyT7Tl
KJP Photography @KjpPhotography - 2020-06-17
Walking around Dazaifu is a city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. It's best known for the grand Tenmangu Shrine, which is… https://t.co/zKmfz5Gcfh
Japan Vibe 🎌 @Japan_Vibe - 2020-06-16
Just look at this beautiful chozuya adorned with flowers at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shinto shrine!

Chozuya is a place wit… https://t.co/RVrpBhqf3N
Travis Seifman @toranosukev - 2020-05-26
Today @LockdownBestia1 is up to the letter Q. As fine a time as any for a short thread on the wonderful creature kn… https://t.co/cfEHJXlhm0
Greg Atkinson @GregAtkinson_jp - 2020-05-25
Earlier today at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Seemed quieter than usual & some of the nearby shops were still closed. B… https://t.co/OHeU1Hkgxe
JapanTravel.net @JapanTravelNet - 2020-05-23
I travel to Japan even though I refrain from going out. Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka Prefecture.… https://t.co/atA12X6xBo
Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2020-04-06
Dazaifu Tenmangu:Shrine in Dazaifu of Fukuoka. It is one of the shrine to worship the Michizane Sugawara. https://t.co/7AIY8N8HR1
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.
📍Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine in Fukuoka, Japan https://t.co/XkuexXUUOE
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


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