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Dazaifu Temman-gu

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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good53%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu 818-0017, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-922-8225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dazaifu is a shrine dedicated to learning and many students will go there. The environment is nice and you can have a lovely walk inside. With the old trees around, you will be really relaxed.

Thank cassypo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dazaifu Tenmangu is a shinto shrine, it is built over the grave of Sugawara no Michizane. As Michizane was well known as a scholar, this shrine is also known as god of education. (God Of Scholars/Wisdom) Many boys and girls visit here to pray for...More

Thank Sivarnee H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here on a Wednesday morning and there were loads of tourists from China! I would recommend to visit the Kyushu National Museum which is nearby in the morning and then visit this shrine in the afternoon as the tourists will be gone by this...More

Thank khguan
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 4 June 2017 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 25 May 2017

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
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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.
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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