Local’s Recommendation! Date Spots Around Dazaifu Area


Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

If you go to the Dazaifu area, it is a magnificent spot that you cannot miss.
Michizane Sugawara, the “god of learning,” is enshrined here, and the shrine is always crowded with pilgrims and students who come to pray from all over the country.
Please visit this shrine with your date while wearing kimono and make beautiful memories together here.

Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine

Address: 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
Opening hours:
April-November: 6:30 – 19:00
June-August: 6:30 – 19:30
December-March: 6:30 – 18:30
Friday, Saturday every week: 6:30 – 20:00
Phone: 092-922-8225(09:00 – 17:00)


The Sando of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

*Sando=Visiting path towards the shrine

The path approaching to the main shrine of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, is one of the most popular spots for couples.
This street is a perfect place to find souvenirs, because there is a wide variety of Dazaifu’s local specialty shops.
One of the most popular specialty snacks here is the Umegae mochi.


Many people are wondering,”Would it be very sour?!? Since it’s made of ume???”


But actually, it’s not sour at all!
There isn’t any plum is used in the making of Umegae mochi.
Umegae mochi is a grilled rice cake with azuki bean filling, stamped with the pattern of a plum flower on the outside.
Please try the exquisite harmony of anko and mochi at the Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine sando!


* Note: Most shops will close after the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine visit time ends.


Kyushu National Museum

Kyushu National Museum is the fourth national museum in Japan, opened in 2005, after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.
It’s located next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, so it’s very easily accessible.

The shiny and stylish exterior is designed to reflect the surrounding greenery just like a mirror on the wall, making it blends into the nature of Dazaifu seamlessly.
There are many “special exhibitions” that are regularly held here, and there is often a service where you can get small gifts or a discounted for admission fee if you come wearing a yukata or kimono!
It is definitely great to be able to receive special services by wearing a stylish kimono or yukata!


*Since the organizers are different for each special exhibition, please contact the organizers for availability of the special services mentioned above.


Kyushu National Museum

Address: 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-918-2807
Opening hours:
9:30 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Friday & Saturday: 9:30 to 20:00 (entry until 19:30)
Closed/Regular holiday: Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday), New Year holidays


Dazaifu Government Office ruins

As shown in the photo, it used to be a spot that was not so crowded, until recently.
In May 2019, this place suddenly became known by people from all over the country.

The two kanji characters chosen for Reiwa mean “order” or “command” and “peace” or “harmony”, and they were taken from a collection of Japanese classical poetry called Manyoshu.
It is stated in the Manyoshu that a poem party with the theme of plum blossoms was held at the home of the Ōtomo no Tabito on the site of the Dazaifu government office in 730 AD.

As soon as the name of the new era, “Reiwa” was announced, the site of the Dazaifu government office ruins became a spot that many people from all over the country visited.


Dazaifu Government Office ruins

Address: 4-6-1 Kanzeonji, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka
Access: 15 minute by walk from Nishitetsu “Tofuro Mae” Station


Sakamoto Hachiman-gu

As a place related to the new “Reiwa” era, this shrine became very popular after it was mentioned on TV broadcasts.
Until then, it was a spot known only to locals, with about 10 pilgrims a day, but after the announcement of the new Reiwa era, the number of the pilgrims has dramatically increased by 200 times.
It has become crowded with people taking pictures within the shrine area.
It would be a good memory to visit this shrine as a couple and get some shrine stamps together.


Sakamoto Hachiman-gu

Address: 3-14-23 Sakamoto, Dazaifu, Fukuoka
Opening hours: 09:00-16:00
Access: 15 minute by walk from Nishitetsu “Tofuro Mae” Station


Kamado Shrine

It’s a 40-minute walk from the nearest station, Nishitetsu “Dazaifu Station”, which can’t be said to have a good access.
But, Kamado Shrine is known as a shrine with the benefits of love’s blessing and match-making, so it’s a must to visit this shrine with your date!
Also, you can spend the 40 minutes time to chat with your partner until you arrive!
When you visit this shrine on a date, please don’t forget to write your wishes on the relationship ema!


Hōmangū Kamado Shrine

Address: 883 Uchiyama, Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
Opening hours: 8AM–7PM
(Amulet office: 08:00 – 19:00)
Phone: 092-922-4106 (9:00 – 17:00)
Access: 40 minutes on foot from Nishitetsu “Dazaifu Station”.
*You can also take the community bus “Mahoroba-go” (100 yen) and it takes 10 minutes.



There are many dating spots in Dazaifu, it’s a great place to take a walk with someone important ♡


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Local’s Recommendation! Date Spots Around Dazaifu Area
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Local’s Recommendation! Date Spots Around Dazaifu Area


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