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Dazaifu City serves as a satellite city of Fukuoka City. However, Dazaifu's popularity is very high. This is because it is a city where Dazaifu Tenmangu and Kyushu National Museum are located. In addition, there are many large and small historical sites, which have made it a tourist city with millions of tourists. However, the city itself is not big, so I recommend you to go sightseeing like Fukuoka City. It is an area that has become the background of famous animation, so it has recently attracted attention.

Map of Dazaifu

Dazaifu is a small city, so many tourist attractions are concentrated. It has the advantage of being convenient to move around. Even that, if you are not interested in the animation "Jujutsu Kaisen" I think it's good to look around almost one place. The advantage is that almost all tourism takes place around Tenmangu.

Dazaifu Tenmangu

Dazaifu Tenmangu is a sacred place for two popular animations. First of all, it's called 'Jujutsu Kaisen', which is said to represent cartoons of the 2020s. In 2021, it topped the list of most mentioned animations on Twitter, going beyond the "Demon slayer" Why don't you look for traces of the 'Jujutsu Kaisen' here? The second animation is "I Want To Eat Your Pancreas" It's a painting that was very popular with the light novel. Although Dazaifu Tenmangu is the filming location of the movie based on the light Nobel, it is expected that fans can feel the atmosphere enough! Tenmangu is a popular attraction not only for animation but also for ordinary tourists, so anyone can fully feel the traditional atmosphere of Japan!

Homangu Kamado Shrine

In Dazaifu, there is the Kamado Shrine, the sacred place of the Demon slayer. The main reason it became a sacred place is that the name of the shrine is the same as the family name of the protagonist Nezuko and Tanjiro! Actually, it doesn't seem to have much to do with animation, but wouldn't it be a good thing for animation fans to gather in this way? Many otaku have drawn illustrations, so let's take a look.

Kyushu national museum

The Kyushu National Museum is the fourth national museum in Japan to be established after Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara. It is a national museum built 108 years after Nara National Museum. It features a curved roof with an image of a mountain range and a huge building with double glass exterior walls, making it the largest among the national museums in the country. Since Kyushu is close to the outside world such as China, Korea, and Europe in Japan, there are many exhibits related to it, and it is the best place to visit together because it is near Tenmangu in Dazaifu. If you are a student, you can get a discount, so take your student ID with you!

Dazaifu Starbucks

There are tons of Starbucks fans all over the world. If you like Starbucks, there is a must-visit store near Tenmangu in Dazaifu. This is Starbucks Dazaifu Omotesando. Designed by architect Kuma Kengo, the theme is "Fusion of Tradition and Modernity with Nature." While using the traditional technique of weaving, it creates a modern atmosphere. The number of Starbucks concept stores in Japan is small, so it is a very rare store. We also sell limited items, so let's visit! The store itself has become a tourist attraction, and there are quite a few people who only take pictures.
This kind of mug is the main popular item. And of course you can find the Starbucks mark.

How to come here.

I will explain the way to Dazaifu conveniently. Please use Hakata Bus Terminal. It stops once at Fukuoka Airport International Terminal, and then goes to Dazaifu Station by the city highway. It takes about 40 minutes to an hour, and the fare is 600 yen from Hakata Bus Terminal and 500 yen from Fukuoka Airport International Terminal. There is a disadvantage when returning from Dazaifu. The last train to Hakata Bus Terminal is early. The last bus departing from Dazaifu Station at 5:20 p.m. on weekdays is the last bus. If you are planning a day trip, please pay attention to the time.

Open time

Dazaifu Tenmangu: Everyday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m
Kyushu national museum: Sundays to Thursdays: 9:30–17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Kamado Shrine: Everyday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Starbucks Dazaifu by Kengo Kuma: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Other place but very near from Dazaifu