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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

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4.4 (32780)

4-chōme-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka 818-0117, Japan

Popular Shinto shrine dedicated to the god of learning, with a museum & gardens of plum trees.

hourglassDuration: 03h00min

phone+81 92-922-8225
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Mondays: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Tuesdays: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Wednesdays: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursdays: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Fridays: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Saturdays: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Sundays: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM

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P G a week ago

An easy 30 or so minute train ride from Tenjin or Yakuin stations, this temple focused on learning is immensely popular, weekend or weekday, though if you can avoid the weekend, you’ll have a better experience. Allow for extra time to explore the area and go beyond the main sights & temple experiences - go for a mini hike behind the main temple to Tenkaiinari Shrine with its red torii, visit the Kyushu Museum, wander through the plum & cherry blossom areas dotted around the grounds (starting to bloom early March 2024), or try an art stroll & search for pieces & installations dotted around the area (there’s a blue art map that will help you find all). Free admission .

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Phil 2 weeks ago

I have really come to appreciate Shinto shrines during my visit to Japan. The peace here is wonderful. The sights are great and seeing a constant stream of people coming here to worship is heartening. I was impressed by everything here and wish i could stay much longer.

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Jay Johnson 2 weeks ago

One of the best Shrines I have visited in Japan. Admission is Free. Very spacious and interesting place. It was a little crowded for a weekday but there was still plenty of room to walk and take pictures. Plenty of cheap paid parking lots within 4 minutes walking distance. 3 hours with cost ¥400. Definitely highly recommended and you will enjoy yourself. Rub the bull and get ready for a nice hike around the grounds.

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Vinny F a month ago

Really enjoyed my visit here, but so be prepared for the crowds on a weekend. Some of the vendors had long lines and the streets have many tourists. Plenty of souvenir shops around also if you're looking for a gift! There are some trails that surround the shrine also which were nice to venture down. Worth the visit!

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Mr J 3 months ago

Understand that this beautiful shrine is dedicated to learning, culture and arts. And we were fortunate enough to witness a ceremony involving young aspiring kids and their parents keen to embark on their learning journeys. Beautiful park with the colours of autumn. Lots of shops lining the way to the shrine overwhelmed by tourists.