Discover Dazaifu

Dazaifu is famous for its awe-inspiring shrines. Many Japanese students pray here for academic success. The Kyushu National Museum is also worth visiting. Hikers can go up to Mount Hōman and enjoy the sweeping views.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities

FAQs

Getting around in Dazaifu

The easiest way around Dazaifu is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other.

Alternatively, travelers can opt to buy the following passes to get around: 

  • Fukuoka Tourist City Pass Plus Dazaifu

    • Coverage:

      • all trains, subway lines and buses within Fukuoka City

      • all Nishitetsu trains between Fukuoka and Dazaifu

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 1500 Yen

    • Where to buy: Hakata Station

 

  • Mahoroba Bus 1-Day Pass

    • Coverage: most touristic attractions within Dazaifu

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 300 Yen

    • Where to buy: tourist information booths in the area

Getting to Dazaifu

Public transporation: 
Travelers who come by train should get off at Dazaifu station. 



Valid rail passes:

  • Fukuoka Tourist City Pass Plus Dazaifu

    • Coverage:

      • all trains, subway lines and buses within Fukuoka City

      • all Nishitetsu trains between Fukuoka and Dazaifu

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 1500 Yen

    • Where to buy: Hakata Station

 

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Fukuoka Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 45 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 27 minutes

 

Rental cars:

 

How long to stay in Dazaifu

We recommend staying in Dazaifu for about one day. 

Seasonal information

Hiking
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.
 

Festivals in Dazaifu

There is one famous festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.
 

  • Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Summer Tenjin Festival

    • Date: July 24th and 25th

Hotels in Dazaifu

Flights to Dazaifu

The nearest and most convenient airport is Fukuoka Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 45 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 27 minutes

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