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The Western Capital of Ancient Japan
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STORY

Dazaifu was an important governmental district situated in Kyushu from the 8th to the 12th century.
Moreover, it was a crossroads of culture, religion, and politics due to the influx and settlement of peoples from East Asia.
Its location was ideal for the establishment of military facilities and for metropolitan development.
As a result, it served as a base for military affairs and foreign diplomacy.
Many religious structures and guesthouses can still be seen, and guests are reminded of the importance by the straight streets and grid-allotments around the National Historical Site that helped to define ancient Japan’s Western capital.

CULTURAL PROPERTIES

CULTURAL PROPERTIES

  • TITLE

    DESIGNATION

    LOCATION
  • Dazaifu Government Office Ruins

    Special Historical Site

  • Kyakukan Guesthouse Site

    Special Historical Site

  • Onojo Fortress Ruins

    Special Historical Site

  • Mizuki Fortress Ruins

    Special Historical Site

  • Kanzeon-ji Temple・Kaidan-in Temple

    Historical Site (Kanzeonji precinctand sub-temples ruins,attached Roji tile kiln ruins) Important Cultural Property(Sculpture) Prefecturally Important Tangible Cultural Property(Architecture・Craft)

  • Kanzeon-ji Temple・Kaidan-in Temple

    Historical Site (Kanzeonji precinctand sub-temples ruins,attached Roji tile kiln ruins) Important Cultural Property(Sculpture) Prefecturally Important Tangible Cultural Property(Architecture・Craft)

  • Chikuzen Kokubunji Ruins

    Historical Site

  • Dazaifu Gakkoin Site

    Historical Site

  • Kokubu Tile Kiln Site

    Historical Site

  • Mt. Homan

    Historical Site

  • Bonsho Bell

    National Treasure

  • Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

    National Treasure(Calligraphies), Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Jinko Event

    Fukuoka Prefecture Intangible Folk Cultural Properties

  • Traditional Events of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Man'yoshu Tsukushi Kadan

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

    Dazaifu City
  • Site of Dazaifu Jobo (Grid based city)

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Kando West gate Route

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Kando East Gate Route

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Archeological location site of the Corps Seals

    Important Cultural Properties

  • Archeological location site of the Oka Corps Seal

    Important Cultural Properties

  • Hannyaji Temple Ruins

    Dazaifu City Cultural Properties(Historic Sites),Important Cultural Properties(Structures)

  • South Hall Site

    Undesignated Cultural Properties

  • Dazaifu Plum Blossomes

    Natural Monuments

    Dazaifu City

ACCESS

  • Train
    • Nishitetsu Tenjin Sta.(Oomuta Line)〜Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Sta.(Dazaif Line)〜Nishitetsu Dazaifu Sta.(Approx. 30min)
    • Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Sta.(Dazaif Line)〜Nishitetsu Dazaifu Sta.(Taxi)〜Dazaifu Tenmangu
    • Fukuoka City Subway Hakata Sta.(Subway)〜Tenjin Sta.(By Walk)〜Nishitetsu Tenjin Sta.(Oomuta Line)〜Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Sta.(Dazaif Line)〜Nishitetsu Dazaifu Sta.
  • Car
    • Dazaifu IC(Kyushu Expwy)〜Dazaifu City(Approx. 15min)
    • Chikushino IC(Kyushu Expwy)〜Dazaifu City(Approx. 20min)
    • Mizuki IC(Prefectural Road 2)〜Dazaifu City(Approx. 15min)
    • JR Futsukaichi Sta.(Taxi)〜Dazaifu Tenmangu(Approx. 15min)
  • Airplane
    • Fukuoka Airport〜Fukuoka City Subway Fukuoka Aiport Sta.(Subway)〜〜Tenjin Sta.(By Walk)〜Nishitetsu Tenjin Sta.(Oomuta Line)〜Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Sta.(Dazaif Line)〜Nishitetsu Dazaifu Sta.(Approx. 50min)
    • Fukuoka Airport(Taxi)〜Dazaifu City(Approx. 30min)
    • Fukuoka Airport International Terminal(Express Bus "TABITO")〜Dazaifu City(Approx. 27min)
  • Express Bus
    • Hakata Bus Terminal(Express Bus "TABITO")〜Dazaifu City(Approx. 42min)
  • Ship
    • Hakata Port International Terminal(Taxi)〜Dazaifu City(Approx. 21min)
    • Hakata Port International Terminal(Nishitetsu Bus, Nishitetsu Oomuta Line)〜Dazaifu City(Approx. 67min)

CONTACT

  • Council for Dazaifu City Japan Heritage Development
    (the Secretariat: Dazaifu City Board of Education Department of Cultural Assets)
  • TEL:+81-92-921-2121(Extension 475)