Essential Information to Plan Your Dazaifu
Tenmangu Experience

Dazaifu Tenmangu is one of Japan's most important shrines. It has a history of more than 1,100 years and is the head shrine of some 12,000 Tenjin shrines nationwide. The shrine and its nearby attractions are one of the top excursions from Fukuoka. Find out how to get to Dazaifu Tenmangu, what to see and do, and how long to spend in the area. For information on free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, money exchange, and other practical matters, browse the FAQ.

Getting to Dazaifu

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is one of Fukuoka's top destinations. It is minutes from Dazaifu Station which is accessible easily, comfortably, and cost-effectively by bus or train from Fukuoka Airport, Hakata Station, and the downtown Tenjin area. Depending on your point of departure, you can reach the shrine in as little as 30 minutes.

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First-Time Visitors

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is one of Japan's most important Shinto shrines and a major Fukuoka attraction. It enshrines Sugawara Michizane and is renowned as the shrine of learning. Millions of people visit the shrine to worship Sugawara, pray for academic success, and enjoy the grounds and on-site artworks. Learn more about the shrine, the grounds, Dazaifu Tenmangu's connection to art and other useful information such as nearby attractions. Everything you need know for your first-time visit is here.

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Nearby Attractions

Dazaifu Tenmangu is surrounded by interesting sights and attractions, from the historical treasures of the Kyushu National Museum and the atmospheric grounds of Kamado Shrine to the commanding Buddhist statues of Kanzeonji Temple and the remnants of the grand western capital of medieval Dazaifu. Explore the area around Dazaifu Tenmangu to make the most of your visit.

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How Long to Spend in

Dazaifu Tenmangu is one of Fukuoka's top attractions and a popular excursion within easy reach from downtown Fukuoka. The grounds of Dazaifu Tenmangu are vast and there are many sights and several on-site attractions. For the shrine alone, we recommend an entire morning or afternoon. To combine your visit with the other attractions in Dazaifu, we suggest a full day or an overnight stay.

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What are the shrine opening hours? How do I get to Dazaifu from Fukuoka? Is free Wi-Fi available?—Answers to these and many more of the most fequently asked questions at your fingertips.

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