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Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Dazaifu

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Dedicated to the Shinto god of learning Tenjin, Dazaifu Tenman-gu traces its origins back to the year 905. Wander the complex and admire the ornate woodcarvings, red-gold accents, and classic swooping rooftops that adorn the buildings, particularly the lavishly decorated main shrine. Stroll through the shrine's surrounding gardens, featuring ponds, bridges, and other smaller structures surrounded by Asian plum trees. Don't miss a chance to try a local type of grilled bean cake, known as umegae mochi--you'll find it sold by many vendors along the main trail to the shrine. To visit Dazaifu Tenman-gu on your holiday in Dazaifu, and find out what else Dazaifu has to offer, use our Dazaifu.
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  • A lovely beautiful city / temple / shrine with Zen atmosphere. Some ladies dress in Kimono / Japanese national costume. This shrine is very popular among local visitors and tourists. On the way...  more »
  • It is a bit confuse on the trip because i had a JR pass with me hence i would op for the cheapest journey with my pass, ended up i dropped off at the wrong station and had to walk a distance to it...  more »
  • Good place to visit. Not far from city. Just take express train to the last stop and walk pass the shopping street. Please visit Starbucks coffee there. It’s quite unique interior design compare to other branches.
  • Easy to get there. Not far from Fukuoka. There are many souvenir shops in front of the shrine so you can try traditional tastes of Japanese food.

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