About Dazaifu Tenmangu
Dazaifu Tenmangu welcomes more than 10 million visitors a year. It is one of Japan’s most important Shinto shrines, the head of 12,000 Tenjin shrines nationwide, and one of the top places to visit in Fukuoka. The shrine's main sanctuary enshrines and is built over the burial site of Sugawara Michizane, a legendary figure who made invaluable contributions to Japanese society and culture. He is worshipped at Dazaifu Tenmangu and Tenjin shrines throughout the country as Tenjin, the deity of learning, culture, and the arts.