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Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Dazaifu

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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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • This is a major shrine in Japan, dedicated to those who are studying for a particular goal. During test seasons, you can see lots of young people lined up to give offerings to do well on said tests. The area itself is quite wide and scenic. Stepping back, Daizifu is the name of the former governing offices of the area. When those were moved, the name stuck for the current city name. Take a walk through and say a prayer, keep walking towards the mountain and find the the world-class national museum, and/or just take in the scenery. There is also a road with old and famous shops selling their wares and food. There are several places to park: those by the hour get pricey quickly if you stay long; look for those charging ¥500/day if you plan to take a lot in.
  • Beautiful shrine and grounds in the surrounding area. Will get super busy on the weekends, and parking is very limited so be aware. However, the area is definitely worth the visit. They also have tons of cherry blossom trees so it must be amazing when they are in bloom.

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