Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine (太宰府天満宮) is a very famous shrine dedicated to the god of study. Buy some good luck charms and enjoy walking around this stunning Shinto complex.
Budget travel tips
- Great as a day trip from Fukuoka if you need to experience a bit more culture and history. Consider the Fukuoka Tourist City Pass if coming from Fukuoka.
- Early January is a good time to come here for the blossoms.
How to get there
From Tenjin station in Fukuoka, take the Nishitetsu line to Dazaifu station (35 minutes, 400 yen). The shrine is a short, easy 5 minute walk from the station.
Opening time: Usually 6:00-19:00. 6:00-20:00 from June to August and 6:30-19:00 in winter.
Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels
It’s best to stay in Fukuoka.