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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Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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