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Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine

4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu 818-0017, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-922-8225
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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
+81 92-922-8225
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When I first moved to Fukuoka, Dazaifu was one of the first places my new friends took me. It is a beautiful shrine, the largest on the island of Kyushu. It is very popular and busy, but understandably so as many of the people are...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Many people go there to pray for passing exams and getting good grades at school. Well, we are too old for that :) Still the place is pretty scenic. We went in mid-June, and there's a pond near to the shrine which is full of...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dazaifu tenmangu is a major shrine that holds the god of education, so if you visit in the exam time you will see a lot of students. The shrine is a major place with a lot of attraction like sword play show and live japanese...More

Thank stefanusreno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For family with teens, it is good to tell children that even travel, remember study for exam. This temple is for students to pray for exam result. Near the temple, we buy souvenir to indicate that "Pass in Exam" is blessed. It is interest for...More

Thank nganpopo
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you are at Tenjin, hop onto the Nishitetsu line, change to the Dazaifu train. Note that at the interchange station, there are two trains, so get onto the right one by seeing the signboard. The shrine is dedicated to the god of education and...More

Thank tengkin
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Unfortunately the day we visited the shrine, it was rainy and began to rain even harder while we were at the shrine. Lots of pretty gardens and nice bridges over water. It would have been a more tranquil and impactful experience without the downpour. Leading...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is the shrine where we pray for winning for and passing the exams. There are some shops along the way to main shrine.

Thank oga328
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I visited this shrine as part of a group tour. While it is an important shrine in this area, the architecture, design and colour is typically Japanese. A group of students were there to pray for their studies. It was pleasant to explore the surrounding...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Dazaifu Shrine is a popular destination for visitors and locals. I was told young people come here to pray for success in their academic pursuits. This is a location about 30 mins away from Tenjin station by train. There are lots of quaint shops just...More

Thank chong671
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We went here in torrential rain, the most amazing part was just behind the temple there are steps leading into a forest with lots of small shrines hidden in the Forrest. It is incredibly beautiful. Our local guide said this shrine is for the minister...More

Thank Natalie C
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Hi , Please tell me how to get to Dazaifu temple from Hakata subway station? As I am not familiar with the subway network would appreciate if you can advise with details of the journey there. Thanks very much.
10 May 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.
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8 January 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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