Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Real Japan,Fukuoka -Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine was built in honor of Sugawara Michizane (the God of wisdom) and is often crowded with people, mainly praying to pass school entrance exams. The shrine is also the national headquarters for all Tenmangu shrines. On the shrine’s premises, there are a species of deciduous tree that is protected as a natural treasure, camphor trees, Japanese apricots, and irises. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the four seasons.

Rice cake with azuki bean filling
Dazaifu’s popular local specialty

Umegae Mochi is Dazaifu’s popular local specialty rice cake with azuki bean filling. This traditional cake has an imprint of Japanese apricot flower on it as its signature. They are available at various shops along the sando pathway leading to Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine.

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