Mar/1, 2020 Kyokusui-no-En Festival at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine4.1
from 3/1 '20 to 3/1 '20
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka is the head of around 12,000 Tenmangu shrines in Japan, and is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, the god of learning.
Approximately 6,000 of 200 kinds of white and red plum trees are planted in Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, and bloom from late-January to middle-March.
On the first Sunday of March each year, "Kyokusui-no-En Festival", a traditional shrine ritual of purification is held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. It reenacts a picture scroll from Heian Era (794 - 1185). Participants wearing Heian Era costumes sit along the banks of the small stream in the Kyokusui Garden. They must compose a poem and drink a cup of sake before a floating sake cup in the stream reaches them. Enjoy this elegant Heian Era's festival!
Date : March 1, 2020
Hours : 12:00 - 15:00
Venue :Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Address : 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka
Access : a 5-min walk from Dazaifu Station
PurposeTraditional folk,Seasonal Flowers,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Dazaifu Sta. (about 400m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.06 months ago
This shrine has fabulous plum trees throughout. Mid to late February is a great time to catch them in bloom. In March there is also a wonderful plum wine festival where one can try local plum wine as well as from all over Japan. The grounds are impressive and well maintained.
4.08 months ago
Self drive to this temple from Fukuoka. For those driving, please take the toll road, it is costly but saves a lot of time. The non toll roads have too many traffic lights and slow moving vehicles but if you have time, it's nice to enjoy the scenery and local restaurants along the way. Plenty of paid parking grounds around the temple, price about 100 yen every 30 minutes. Entrance to the temple is free. There's a walking street leading to this temple with many restaurants, souvenir shops and mochi dessert. Very crowded with tourists but still very spacious. Amazing how they kept the place so neat and tidy. Heard that Japanese students come here to pray for excellence in the studies and examinations.
5.06 months ago
Love the place. The culture and the food. I like that some of the sellers in the shrine can speak English and can orient you regarding the charms they sell😊
5.08 months ago
It's a very famous temple with a small traditional shopping area just outside of the template. On the way in you will find a funky Starbucks and inside the template it's quite spacious and it's a major tourist attraction. If you are heading over from Hakata area suggest to take a bus from the Hakata bus terminal to save the train switching hassle.
5.0a month ago
Great tourist attraction. Nice food vendors and little shops for gifts