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Dazaifu Temmangu

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16th Century Shrine, Popular With Students Praying For Acdemci Success; Colorful Flea-market.
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4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu 818-0017, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was told by the locals that the Shrine carries a lot of amcient Japanese Treasures as well as a symbol of Plum Tree to bloom in Japan. In addition, it was the first Shinto Shrine dedicated to Tenjin (a noble scholar) Along the path...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good day trip. Easiest to take the bus from JR Hakata station. Bus stops right in front of the main street. The shrine and grounds is big, it houses a museum. Students flock here and pray for good grades and pre university admittance. Shops lined...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

I visited on Feb, I could enjoy Plum blossom. This Area is so beautiful and comfortable. If you visit to Fukuoka, here is one of idea to come.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Hiroaosta
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

Good for a couple of hours - don't wear your best shoes unless the weather is good. Also, if you travel by bus, be early or prepared to stand/wait for the next bus - the queues are huge for such a popular attraction. Walk to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sebastian_Forbes
Reviewed January 22, 2019

We visited in 2009 and it was very interesting. There are many people who buy wooden plates and writing wishes. Since it is a place for God of Study, there were lots of them wishing to pass the tests as well. It was very hot....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

Very busy on 1 Jan! for wishing the best luck for a new year. It took 1-2 hour from the station to the temple to toss a coin for a personal wish. lots of food and fun around the temple! The temple is well-known for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kmaio
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Dazaifu is reached by the bus or the subway. Bus is a direct route, no transfer need, while taking the subway requires you to transfer twice (which can be confusing). Direct bus from Hakata bus terminal which brings you straight to Dazaifu station. The main...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

I took a direct bus from the Hakata bus terminal. Went there on a weekday & it was packed with tourists. Many of the tourists r locals actually. Nonetheless, the shrine looks magnificent. Behind the Tenmangu shrine, there is an Inari shrine situated on a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I went to Dazaifu during the weekends and it was packed with groups of tourists. Tourist buses loading groups of tourists were regularly seen. It became crowded and noisy especially along the aisle where tourists stopped to eat and shop for souvenirs. My advice is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

We arrived in Dazaifu around 1 pm. It's a short and reasonably pleasant walk up the hill to the shrine. Many vendors hawk fresh umegae mochi, the town's specialty. It's a azuki-bean-paste filled mochi baked in a mold until somewhat crisp on the outside. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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March 1, 2018|
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May 10, 2017|
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Response from coriks65 | Reviewed this property |
There's also a scheduled bus going there. The bus station is just beside Hakata Station.
January 8, 2016|
Response from Gabriella326 | Reviewed this property |
I arrived there at May. The closing time is 17:00 and almost all shops nearby also close.
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