Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to SUGAWARA no Michizane ( famous scholar during the Heian Period ). This shrine is famous for its beautiful garden.

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Name Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
"太宰府天満宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-7-1, Saifu, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
"福岡県太宰府市宰府4-7-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Dazaifu I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 092-922-8225

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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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