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Feed the appetite and the soul for 3,500JPY! A trip for food and fun in Fukuoka's Dazaifu City.

Feed the appetite and the soul for 3,500JPY! A trip for food and fun in Fukuoka's Dazaifu City.

March 25, 2019
Take the sightseeing train to Dazaifu! Take a walk around Fukuoka's famous Dazaifutenmangu Shrine. As well as paying your respects at Dazaifutenmangu Shrine, you can enjoy a luxurious lunch at a renowned restaurant and try some of the area's famous sweets...Feed the appetite and the soul in Dazaifu.

Eat breakfast at a rice café

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"musubime" is a "rice cafe", selling mainly onigiri rice balls. Besides Hakata's famous spicy cod roe onigiri, you can enjoy all kinds of other flavors together with some typically Japanese side dishes. The raw egg on rice set is 30JPY cheaper in the mornings!

Raw egg on rice (morning set) : 360JPY

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On foot
⇩5 mins

お米カフェ musubime(OKOMECAFE MUSUBIME)

お米カフェ musubime
Address福岡県福岡市中央区天神4-3-30
Directions天神駅より徒歩4分
Business Hours7:45am-6:30pm (Mon-Fri) / 10am-5pm (Sat,Sun,Hol)
Shop Holidaysirregular holidays
Phone Number092-714-3910
Web Site URLhttp://www.meshimaru.com/musubime/

Buy the "Dazaifu Wazen Ticket" at the station

Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin) station is convenient for getting to Dazaifu. At the station's orange ticket counter, buy a Dazaifu Wazen Ticket. Don't forget to make a reservation for the lunch will be at "Kasanoya"!

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On foot
⇩1 min

西鉄福岡(天神)駅(NISHITETU FUKUOKA(TENJIN) STA.)

西鉄福岡(天神)駅
Address福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-11

Board the "Tabito" sightseeing train to Dazaifu

Hop on the "Tabito" train departing at 09:46 and head off! "Tabito" is a sightseeing train connecting Fukuoka city center and Dazaifu. Both the exterior and interior of the train are decorated with a Japanese motifs relating to Dazaifu. There's also commemorative stamps installed inside the cars, so even the journey time is fun!

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Train: Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta Line headed for Nishitetsu-futsukaichi
Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin)
⇩16mins
Nishitetsu-Futsukaichi

Train: Nishitetsu Dazaifu Line headed for Dazaifu
⇩5 mins
Dazaifu
 

Visit Dazaifutenmangu Shrine

Cross the red bridges over the pond that lies in front of you as you enter the shrine. The three bridges are said to represent past, present, and future. Cross the bridges, cleanse your hands and mouth with water, and head over to the main shrine.

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On foot
⇩1 min

太宰府天満宮(DAZAIFU TENMANGU SHRINE)

太宰府天満宮
Address福岡県太宰府市宰府4-7-1
Directions西鉄鉄太宰府駅から徒歩5分
Business Hours6am -7:30pm Depending on the season
Shop Holidays4th January night (Depending on the situation)
Phone Number092-922-8225
Web Site URLhttp://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/en

Pay your respects at the main shrine

Dazaifutenmangu Shrine is the god of learning. Every year, many students come to pray for success in their studies before taking their exams. There are about 12,000 shrines called "Tenmangu" in Japan, but out of those, Dazaifu has among the most distinguished history.

O-mikuji fortune: 100JPY per time

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On foot
⇩1 min

太宰府天満宮(DAZAIFU TENMANGU SHRINE)

太宰府天満宮
Address福岡県太宰府市宰府4-7-1
Directions西鉄鉄太宰府駅から徒歩5分
Business Hours6am -7:30pm Depending on the season
Shop Holidays4th January night (Depending on the situation)
Phone Number092-922-8225
Web Site URLhttp://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/en

Visit the Treasure Hall

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Here you can look at various treasures related to Dazaifu and to Michizane Sugawara, a noble who lived 1,000 years ago and was known as the god of learning.

Entrance fee 400JPY → 300JPY on presentation of the the Dazaifu Wazen Ticket!

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On foot
⇩3 mins

太宰府天満宮 宝物殿(DAZAIFU TENMANGU SHRINE HOMOTSUDEN)

太宰府天満宮 宝物殿
Address福岡県太宰府市宰府4-7-1
Directions西鉄鉄太宰府駅から徒歩5分
Business Hours9am-4:30pm (Admission until 4pm)
Shop HolidaysMon
Phone Number092-922-8225
Web Site URLhttp://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/art/houmotsuden

Lunch at Kasanoya

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Take lunch at the popular restaurant Kasanoya, which adjoins the approach to Dazaifu. Enjoy a luxurious meal set of Kyoto-style cooking with an Umegae Mochi rice cake, the local specialty, and a cup of Matcha green tea.

Lunch is free on presentation of your Dazaifu Wazen Ticket!

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On foot

かさの家(KASANOYA)

かさの家
Address太宰府市宰府2-7-24
Directions太宰府天満宮の鳥居を二つくぐって、右手三軒目
Business Hours9am-6pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number092-922-1010
Web Site URLhttp://www.kasanoya.com/

Get some "Manten shiruko"

At Kasanoya, you can also present your Dazaifu Wazen Ticket to receive a special souvenir! You can enjoy some Shiruko red bean soup, comforting and gently sweet, with a Monaka wafer inside.

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On foot
⇩1 min

かさの家(KASANOYA)

かさの家
Address太宰府市宰府2-7-24
Directions太宰府天満宮の鳥居を二つくぐって、右手三軒目
Business Hours9am-6pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number092-922-1010
Web Site URLhttp://www.kasanoya.com/

Explore the approach to Tenmangu Shrine

Many stores line the approach leading to the shrine from the station. Take a leisurely stroll down the road while you enjoy some shopping.

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On foot
⇩5 mins

天満宮参道(TENMANGU SANDO)

天満宮参道
Address福岡県太宰府市宰府1丁目14-28

Buy some bean snacks

The bean specialist Saifu-Mameya's colorful bean snacks make souvenirs that everyone is sure to love! Perfect for Instagram shots, too!

Mame Komachi snacks: 250JPY

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On foot
⇩2 mins

宰府まめや(SAIFU MAMEYA)

宰府まめや
Address福岡県太宰府市宰府2-6-15
Directions太宰府天満宮より徒歩1分
Business Hours9am-5:30pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number092-925-0181
Web Site URLhttp://www.saifu-mameya.com/

Have a croquette for a bite between meals

Try Ajihana's Kinsho Croquettes, which won the gold prize in a national croquettes contest. Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and very tasty!

Kinsho Croquette 160JPY

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On foot
⇩1 min

あじ華(AJIHANA)

あじ華
Address太宰府市宰府1-10-20
Business Hours9am-5pm
Shop HolidaysIrregular holiday
Phone Number092-928-8346

Rent a bicycle

Rent a bicycle
Rent a bicycle at Dazaifu station and explore the city! Venture further afield to places you can't reach on foot.

Rental fee 500JPY → 400JPY on presentation of the the Dazaifu Wazen Ticket!

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Bicycle
⇩8 mins
 

Go to Kanzeonji Temple

Dazaifu's hidden old temple features a 1,300 year-old temple bell, the oldest in Japan, and a treasure hall with rows of ancient and medieval Buddhist statues. You'll be overwhelmed by the 5 meter-tall statue of Kannon!

Entrance fee 500JPY → 300JPY on presentation of the the Dazaifu Wazen Ticket!

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Bicycle
⇩8 mins

観世音寺(KANZEONJI TEMPLE)

観世音寺
Address福岡県太宰府市観世音寺5丁目6−1
Phone Number092-922-1811

Eat Ramen only available in Dazaifu at Ichiran

In front of Dazaifu station there is a branch of the ramen restaurant Ichiran. Return your rental cycles, then enjoy the taste of ramen at Ichiran. At the Daizaifu branch, you can find Gokaku Ramen ("exam-passing ramen"), which shares the blessings of the Tenmangu shrine and is only available here.

Gokaku Ramen: 890JPY

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Train: Nishitetsu Dazaifu Line headed for Nishitetsu-futsukaichi
Dazaifu
⇩7mins
Nishitetsu-futsukaichi

Train: Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta Line headed for Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin)
⇩30 mins
Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin)

一蘭 太宰府参道店(ICHIRAN DAZAIFU SANDO)

一蘭 太宰府参道店
Address福岡県太宰府市宰府2-6-2
Business Hours9am-7pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number092-921-5117
Web Site URLhttps://ichiran.com/shop/kyushu/dazaifu-sando/

Return to Fukuoka Tenjin

When you finish your sightseeing in Dazaifu, board the Tabito sightseeing train and return to Tenjin.

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On foot
⇩3 mins
 

Best for Instagram! Drink smoothies

Have a dessert after dinner! This is a really pretty sweet with cotton candy floating atop a yogurt smoothie made with loads of strawberries. Take a picture and brag to your friends.

Strawberry cotton candy bonbon smoothie: 1,700JPY

カフェ&ブックス ビブリオテーク 天神店(CAFE & BOOKS BIBLIOTHEQUE TENJIN )

カフェ&ブックス ビブリオテーク 天神店
Address福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-10-3 VIORO B1F
Business Hours11am-11pm
Phone Number092-752-7443
Web Site URLhttp://www.bibliotheque.ne.jp/fukuoka/