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

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.

Cost: Free


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Published by Matthew Baxter

Japan travel writer and onsen addict