Travel Information

Dazaifu (太宰府) is one of the most popular tourist spot in Fukuoka prefecture. It was used to be a capital of Kyushu. Today, around Dazaifu Tenmangu which is the most popular Tenjin Shrine in Japan are well developed as the tourist spots. There are many food stands, gift shops and restaurants for all visitors of Tenmangu.

Tourist Info.
There are many public parking.

0. at Hakata Station.
1. use Fukuoka Subway to Tenjin (6 min.).
2. use Nishitetsu Fukuoka Line to Nishitetsu-Futsukaichi (17 min.)
3. use Nishitetsu Dazaifu Line to Dazaifu (7 min.)

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Dazaifu Tenmangu
Dazaifu Tenmangu (太宰府天満宮) is Tenman Shrine located in Fukuoka. It is the top of all Tenman Shrines. Tenman Shrine enshrines Sugawara no Michizane who is the god of education and wisdom. Therefore, many visitors worship Dazaifu Tenmangu for their educational success in school. About 7 million visitors worship every year.

Umegaya Mochi (梅ヶ枝餅)
… is the most popular sweet in Dazaifu. It is Yakimochi, cooked Mochi with Azuki beans. Legend said, when Michizane was moved to Dazaifu, people gave Mochi to Michizane. Because he was on the horse, people attached Mochi on a brunch of Ume tree.