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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane and is the head shrine of 10,000 Tenjin Shrines across Japan.
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Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin Temple
Not far from the artists' studios of Itoshima is the Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin Buddhist temple, which has a few surprises in store for you!
30 minutes from Fukuoka, the small town of Dazaifu is famous for its shrine, dedicated to the divine figure of literature and examinations: the poet Tenjin.
Nanzoin Temple in Fukuoka is home to a huge statue of the Reclining Buddha (Nehanzo) which claims to be the largest bronze statue in the world.
Umi Hachimangu Shrine
Umi Hachimangu Shrine: Umi Hachimangu Shrine near Fukuoka is known for the legend of Ojin, Hachiman as well as its ancient camphor trees.
Shofukuji Temple Hakata
Shofukuji Temple: Shofukuji Temple in Fukuoka (Hakata) is the oldest Zen temple in Japan founded by the priest Eisai in 1195.
Kushida Shrine Hakata
Kushida Shrine: read a guide to Kushida Shrine in Hakata, Fukuoka which was founded in 757 when Kyushu was the main arrival and departure point for Asia.
Komyozenji Temple Daizaifu
Komyozenji Temple: read a guide to Komyozenji Temple in Dazaifu near Fukuoka famous for its two Zen stone gardens, considered the best gardens in Japan.
Dazaifu guide: read a Japan travel guide to Dazaifu near Fukuoka famous for its ancient temples and shrines and the Kyushu National Museum.
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