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Review of Dazaifu Temman-gu

Dazaifu Temman-gu
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Owner description: 16th Century Shrine, Popular With Students Praying For Acdemci Success; Colorful Flea-market.
Reviewed February 27, 2014

The crowds enjoying the shopping and eating, especially of the famed red-bean cakes made this visit a very enjoyable experience apart from the beauty of the shrine , the humpbacked bridge and the sakura in bloom.
Close proximity to the Kyushu National Museum enhanced the lure of the place and the short distance from the rail station made it most accesible. It's quite a long train ride from Kukuoka if you don't chance upon an express train, and you need to change at Tenjin.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was our last stop of our four day tour with Trapic of different hot spring resorts on Kyushu Island. This is a magnificent shrine dedicated to the spirit of the great scholar , poet and politician Sugawara Michizane. Born in 845 and died here in exile 903 he was a great scholar of that era who rose to the highest political rank at the court of the Emperor but was wrongly accused by his main rival from a very powerfull family of plotting treason. This was believed by the Emperor and he was banished to Dazaifu where he died two years later. Shortly after this terrible calamities struck Japan, storms, fires and lots of violent deaths and this was believed to be brought about by Sugawara's unhappy spirit so to rectify this he was posthumously reinstated to his high rank and later was deified as the patron of scholars and learning. There were lots of temples and shrines built and dedicated to him around Japan and history says the bad things all stopped happening. The shrine here covers a huge area and is beautifully surrounded by some 6000 plum trees , 197 different varieties dedicated to the shrine from temples from all around Japan. One of Sugawara's famous poems was about the plum trees at home before he was exiled and he was said to have brought a plum tree or seeds with him to Dazaifu. Walking to the shrine the street is lined with all sorts of different shops, lots of food places to eat. As you get to the entrance there are massive tori gates to go through and a lovely bridge to go over then a lovely tree and stone lantern lined walkway up to the shrine. It is a magnificent shrine and has a thick thatched roof. This is a lovely place to visit and a beautifull dedication to a worthy man and a fitting finale to our great tour around Kyushu Island.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

My old mother wanted to buy some fortune accessories for her grand children. We went Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. The place is beautiful, peaceful and good for prayer. There are god animal statues such as Kirin. The street outside sells a varity of stuff. The lunch at a restaurant was simple but good. We also tried the famous red bean cake “梅技餅”. Very delicious. Highly recommend for a half day trip.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Tenmangu Shrine is dedicated to the spirit of Sugawara Michizane. He was a great scholar and politician in Kyoto but fell out of favour and was exiled to Dazaifu.
Legend says that after his death, the ox that was hauling his burial casket suddenly stopped and refused to move any further. He was then buried on that spot and later, the shrine to commemorate him was also built there.
Next to the main temple is a plum tree that is said to have uprooted itself and flown to Dazaifu to be with Sugawara.
Well worth a visit if in Fukuoka area.

Thank StanleyAuckland
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

if you went to the Sensoji Temple -Asakusa when you were in Tokyo, the Dazaifu temple should be in your list when you visit Fukuoka. traveling time take 30-60 mins by local trains from Fukuoka center but it worth for visiting.

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