Today i will write about Dazaifu (太宰府)
It is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Some of you were a bit confused from my previous posts so i think i should re-clarify :
Fukuoka is not in Tokyo. It is 2.5hrs by plane from Tokyo. [16hrs by bus]
Dazaifu is about 45mins by train from Hakata train station [2 train changes]
Dazaifu-shi is famous for a shrine here [Dazaifu Tenmangu]
As with most large shrines/temples in Japan, there is always a long shopping street before you get there.
This is Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando 太宰府天満宮参道
I always want to share some “inside” spots with you that you cant find in tourist books.
At the first junction of the shopping street, turn to your left [facing towards shrine] and you will find a store selling steamed meat buns [takeout only]
It is super famous [u can see it covered in signatures from celebrities]
If you dont eat pork/meat, dont worry! Dazaifu is EXTREMELY famous for a sweet snack known as umegae-mochi, a red bean-paste cake.
There are soooo many stores selling it [like 80% of the stores in this street XD]
Next post, will write about Dazaifu Tenmangu [the shrine]
In other news, I am currently in Sapporo! its about 1hr 45mins from Tokyo via plane and will be here for about a week 😀 Today is my first day here and I am in Noboribetsu Onsen Town.
I have internet access though so i’ll still be blogging and postings tons on instagram [follow me please at yumeko55]