Dazaifu travel guide
Dazaifu is the highly recommended tourist destination near Fukuoka-city
Must visit place is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to the deity of lerning.
Dazaifu is a historical place, about 1300 years ago, in Dazaifu, there was a government office
to manage the entire Kyushu for a long period of 500 years at the present Dazaifu.
There are numbers of historical sites which reflect to the ancient history of Dazaifu, including
ruins of the Dazaifu itself.
Where to visit
|Entrance Gate||Main Building of Shrine||Shamusho, Shrine office|
Approach to the Shrine
|Torii Gate||Approach path||Approach path|
Starbucks at Approach path
The restaurant was designed by renown architecture designer Kengo Kuma in 2011.
The concept of the design is Harmony of Modern and traditional by natural material;
2000 cedar timber is assembled in a traditional wood structure without using nails.
Enjoy the luxurious time in the warmth of wood and the scent of coffee.
|Daruma doll||Gourd||Ema tablet|
|Sacred Cow||Entrance Bridge||Chozusha, Purification place|
Umegae-mochi, local speciality
Umegae-mochi rice cake is a specialty of Dazaifu; rice cake filled with sweet bean paste,
stamped in the shape of plum blossom and baked lightly.
Featured restaurant, Shoseikan
The restaurant is located right behind the Dazaifu Shrine.
The Zen temple famous for its beautiful stone garden
It was built during the Kamakura period just next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and is
within walking distance of Nishitetsu Dazaifu station.
Kyushu National Museum was opened in 2005 in Dazaifu-city next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine,
as Japan’s fourth national museum after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.
Government site of Ancient Kyushu, Known as TOFURO, the site was used during the Nara
(710 to 794 AD) and Heian (794 to 1185 AD) period. The Dazaifu was responsible for supervising
Japan’s maritime frontier, as well as for administering the nine provinces and two island of the
Saikaido (modern Kyushu).
Tenmangu’s history is recalled by events such as the New Years Exorcism, Fire Festival
(Oni-sube), Kyokusui-no-en that means Spring Water Poetry Festival, and Jinko-shiki
(Annual God-Procession Festival) which takes place in the Autumn.
Location of Dazaifu
|Address||City hall : 1-1-1 Kanzeonji Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
30 minutes by car using Fukuoka Urban Express Way from Fukuoka-city
35 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Tenjin (Fukuoka) to Dazaifu
|Population||72,000 Population density 2,400|
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