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Travel around Dazaifu on a sightseeing train for 1,200JPY!

Travel around Dazaifu on a sightseeing train for 1,200JPY!

April 15, 2019
Let's walk around Fukuoka's famous spot Dazaifutenmangu Shrine and its surrounding area!
Visit the Kamadojinja Shrine with its cute office with Sakura designs and enjoy shopping as well as famous sweets!

Buy the "Dazaifu Walk Ticket" at the train station

The easiest way to get to Dazaifu is from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station.
Grab the "Dazaifu Walk Ticket" at the orange-colored ticket counter!
 

Get on the "Tabito" Train and head towards Dazaifu!

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Get on "Tabito" that departs at 9:46am.
"Tabito" is a sightseeing train that links Fukuoka's city center and Dazaifu.
Both the train's exterior and interior are decorated with the Japanese traditional design of Dazaifu.
Don't forget to collect a seal stamp that can be found inside the train!

■Route
Train: Nishitetsu-tenjin-omuta Line - Nishitetsu-dazaifu Line headed for Dazaifu
Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin)
⇩27 mins
Dazaifu
 

Eat the famous Mentaiko (salted cod roe) for breakfast

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Mentaiko is Fukuoka's specialty, and that of "Fukuya" is among the most famous ones. Enjoy the Mentaiko Ochazuke (rice with tea) there with rice and broth free refills!

Fukuya's Mentaiko Ochazuke Set 864JPY

■Route
On foot
⇩4 mins

味の明太子ふくや 太宰府店(FUKUYA DAZAIFU BRANCH)

Address 福岡県太宰府市宰府3-2-47
Directions 太宰府駅より徒歩4分
Business Hours 9am-5:30pm
Shop Holidays Open all year round

Have a morning coffee at Starbucks

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The Starbucks at Dazaifu is not your usual Starbucks!
This wooden architecture is designed by a famous Japanese designer.
Enjoy a cup of coffe in the quiet time of morning inside this special building!

Drip Coffee Short 280JPY

■Route
On foot
⇩1 min

スターバックス・コーヒー太宰府天満宮表参道店(STARBUCKS COFFEE)

Address 福岡県太宰府市宰府3-2-43
Directions 西鉄太宰府駅より徒歩4分
Business Hours 8am-8pm
Shop Holidays irregular holidays
Web Site URL http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=1058&search_condition=dazaifu&free_word=dazaifu&s

Visit the Dazaifutenmangu Shrine

Cross the vermilion arched bridge located just by the entrance.
The three bridges symbolize the past, present and future.
Head to the Main Hall after cleaning your hands and mouth with water.

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On foot
⇩1 min

太宰府天満宮(DAZAIFU TENMANGU SHRINE)

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 Hours 6am -7:30pm Depending on the season
Shop Holidays 4th January night (Depending on the situation)
Phone Number 092-922-8225
Web Site URL http://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/en

Pray at the Main Hall

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The God of Academics is enshrined in Dazaifutenmangu Shrine, which is why many students studying for entrance exams go there and pray for good results.
Although there are over 1 million shrines with the name "Tenmangu", Dazaifu is the most venerable one.
Don't forget to draw a fortune slip for just 100JPY!

■Route
On foot
⇩3 mins

太宰府天満宮(DAZAIFU TENMANGU SHRINE)

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 Hours 6am -7:30pm Depending on the season
Shop Holidays 4th January night (Depending on the situation)
Phone Number 092-922-8225
Web Site URL http://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/en

Enjoy the famous Umegaemochi (roasted rice cakes) and green tea

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You can find the tea hosue "Oishichaya" at the innermost part of the precinct.
Enjoy the specialty Umegaemochi on the bench outside the store!
Don't forget to show your "Dazaifu Walk Ticket" to receive 3 pieces of rice cakes for free! You can eat one with the green tea and bring the other two back as souvenirs!

■Route
On foot
⇩1 min

お石茶屋(OISHI CHAYA)

Address 福岡県太宰府市宰府4-7-43
Directions 西鉄太宰府駅より徒歩6分
Business Hours 10am-4:30pm (L.O.4pm)
Shop Holidays Open all year round

Visit the Treasure Hall

You can find in the Treasure Hall a lot of relics related to the Shrine and even among them national treasures and cultural properties.
Spend some time there to revisit the history!

Admission 500JPY→Show the "Dazaifu Walk Ticket" to get a 100JPY discount

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On foot
⇩4 mins

宝物殿(HOUMOTSUDEN (TREASURE HALL))

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 Hours 6am-7:30pm ( Depending on the season)
Shop Holidays 4th January night (Depending on the situation)
Web Site URL http://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/en

Eat hamburger with plum

How can you miss the famous "Dazaifu Burger" of Chikushian that is often introduced on TV shows?
Bread with fried chicken and plum in tartar sauce will definitely make your mouth water!

Dazaifu Burger 500JPY

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On foot
⇩2 mins

筑紫庵 本店(CHIKUSHIAN MAIN STORE)

Address 福岡県太宰府市宰府3-2-2
Directions 西鉄太宰府線太宰府駅より徒歩3分
Business Hours 1am-6pm
Shop Holidays irregular holidays

Walk along the Dazaifutenmangu Shrine Omotesando

There are many shops along the Omotesando linking between the Shrine and the Station. Enjoy your time shopping there!
If you want to buy some souvenirs for friends, the colorful bean confectionery of "Saifu Mameya" may be a good idea!

Mamekomachi 250JPY

■Route
Bus: Community Bus Mahoroba (Uchiyama Line) headed for Uchiyama (Kamadojinjamae)
Dazaifu
⇩8 mins
Uchiyama (Kamadojinjamae)

宰府まめや(SAIFU MAMEYA)

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 Hours 9am-5:30pm
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Phone Number 092-925-0181
Web Site URL http://www.saifu-mameya.com/

Pray for good luck in matchmaking at Kamadojinja Shrine

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Get on the bus and head towards Kamadojinja Shrine that is famous for bringing good luck in matchmaking.
Your can find fortune slip and Omamori (charms) in the shrine office with cute Sakura design!

■Route
Bus: Community Bus Mahoroba headed for Nishitetsu-tofuromae
Uchiyama (Kamadojinjamae)
⇩12 mins
Dazaifu
Train: Nishitetsu-dazaifu Line - Nishitetsu-tenjin-omuta Line headed for Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin)
⇩35 mins
Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin)

竈門神社(KAMADO SHRINE)

Address 福岡県太宰府市内山883
Directions 太宰府駅からコミュニティバス「まほろば号」乗車10分
Business Hours 8am-7pm
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Web Site URL http://kamadojinja.or.jp/

Enjoy the Hakata's specialty Motsunabe (Japanese hotpot with beef or pork tripe, vegetables and tofu

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Motsunabe is one of Hakata's gourmet.
Wagyu beef tripe is used at "Motsunabe Yamasho" to which artists pay their visit.
Fill your stomach with the delicious beef tripe there!

Motsunabe (1 person) 1,200JPY

もつ鍋 やましょう(MOTSUNABE YAMASHOU)

Address 福岡市中央区渡辺通5-1-26
Directions 福岡市営地下鉄七隈線「天神南」駅 徒歩5分
Business Hours 5am-1am
Shop Holidays Open all year round