Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine (太宰府天満宮) is a very famous shrine dedicated to the god of study. Buy some good luck charms and enjoy walking around this stunning Shinto complex.

Budget travel tips

How to get there

From Tenjin station in Fukuoka, take the Nishitetsu line to Dazaifu station (35 minutes, 400 yen). The shrine is a short, easy 5 minute walk from the station.


Opening time: Usually 6:00-19:00. 6:00-20:00 from June to August and 6:30-19:00 in winter.

Cost: Free


Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels

It’s best to stay in Fukuoka.


Official website

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.