Dazaifu Tenmangū 太宰府天満宮 Attraction

4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka, 818-0195, Japan.

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A stroll in Dazaifu Shrine after coming back from Kamado Shrine / Mount Homan.
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Michizane was especially fond of ume (Asian plum) trees, and there are as many as 6000 of them on the grounds of Dazaifu Tenman-gū. One particular tree, the Tobiume “flying plum tree”, stands to the right of the honden main shrine hall – legend has it that Michizane yearned so much for this tree that it uprooted itself from Kyoto and flew to Dazaifu Tenman-gū. When we visited the ume trees were starting to come into full bloom, their white and pink flowers signalling the welcome arrival of spring.

Komyozen-ji 光明善寺 Attraction

2 Chome-16-1 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture 818-0117, Japan

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Besides the autumn season, I believe the summer season is also a great time to visit Komyozenji Temple, where you get to enjoy a perfect summer green scenery. Anyway, these are the photos that we took during the spring season; the color is not as vibrant as the autumn season, but this Karesansui garden still offers a calm and peaceful atmosphere.


Kamado Shrine 宝満宮 竈門神社, Kamado-jinja Attraction

883 Uchiyama, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka-ken 818-0115, Japan 〒818-0115 福岡県太宰府市内山883

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A shrine with nice autumn colors. But my priority is to hike Homanzan behind it.