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Dazaifu

Dazaifu

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Tenmangu Shrines are dedicated to the spirit of Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and politician of the Heian Period who was demoted to Kyushu from Kyoto. He was highly evaluated as a scholar, thus he has been associated with Tenjin, a Shinto deity of education.

Komyozen-ji Temple

A Zen sect temple located in the south of Tenmangu Shrine built in 13 century. The temple has two abstractive rock gardens that visitors can admire. The rocks in the front garden are distributed so that they form the Japanese character for “light”. The rear garden is larger and incorporates a lot of plant life in addition to its stones and pebbles.