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 lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.