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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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