Dazaifu Tenmangu

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The Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is located in the eponymous city of Dazaifu on the main island of Kyushu. Shinto Tenmangu shrines are all dedicated to the scholar Sugawara no Michizane who was elevated to the deity of Tenjin. The Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is one of the three most important of its kind in Japan.

Overview

Address

4 Chome-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka (Directions)

Hours

6:00 - 19:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 6:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 6:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 6:00 - 19:00
Thursday 6:00 - 19:00
Friday 6:00 - 20:00
Saturday 6:00 - 20:00
Sunday 6:00 - 19:00
Holidays 6:00 - 19:00

Phone Number

092-922-8225

Website

https://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/en/

Payment Method

  • Pay by cash

General Amenities

  • Free guides/pamphlets
  • Souvenir shop
  • Paid parking

Language support

  • English

Accessibility

  • Barrier-free access
  • Multi-purpose toilet

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