Dazaifu, City in Japan

General Information about Dazaifu

Dazaifu (Dazaifu) is a middle town within Fukuoka prefecture in the Kyūshū region. Sister city of Dazaifu is Buyeo County in South Korea.

You can easily reach the suburbs of Dazaifu by local rail services in 4 stations.

Travel tips for Dazaifu


Top Dazaifu destinations for your sightseeing are the Dazaifu Tenman-gu (太宰府天満宮) throughout the year, the Kamado shrine (竈門神社) throughout the year and the Kyushu national museum (九州国立博物館) throughout the year.

Culture and History

The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1458 and is named Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shigasha inner sanctuary (太宰府天満宮志賀社本殿).

Hot spring

If you want to take a hot bath in Dazaifu, the spa Mikasa-no-Yu (みかさの湯) brings you relaxation and is also good for Arthralgia. The address: Rengaya 3-8-1 (連歌屋3-8-1). Another hot spring here is Tsukushi-no-Yu (都久志の湯), which helps amongst other things in Frozen shoulder. Go to Uchiyama 1128 (内山1128) for this.


Do you already own a souvenir from Dazaifu? You could buy for example the Plum branch mochi (rice cake), available in the Dazaifu Tenman-gu approach.

Flowers and Foliage

The plum flowers from 02/11 to 03/20 and is the most beautiful in the Dazaifu Tenman-gu (太宰府天満宮). Discover the cherry blossom in Dazaifu from 03/11 to 04/20, best in the Dazaifu government office remains (大宰府政庁跡). The maple trees changing colour in Dazaifu is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Kamado shrine (竈門神社), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/11 and the foliage lasts until 12/10.