Fukuoka : Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Last week i shared the shopping street Dazaifu Tenmagu Omotesando with you, this week i will tell you about the shrine at the end of the street.

Dazaifu Tenmangu is a shrine built over the grave of Michizane Sugawara. It is considered to be one of the Three Great Tenjin Shrines of Japan. He is known as the god of learning [he is a late scholar] and therefore. it is busy all through the year with a lot of visitors praying for success in exams and other academic achievements.

At the end of Dazaifu Tenmagu Omotesando, you will see a torii gate.

You will then come to a pond built in the shape of the Japanese character for “heart”.
A path leads across two arched bridges and islands which represent the past, present and future.

Many people [esp kids] can be spotted feeding the koi fish and turtles in the pond.

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