Explore the old and the new of Japan
Dazaifu(大宰府) and Dazaifu(太宰府). Same pronunciation but different Chinese characters. Can you see the difference? I'd like to explain the difference in this tour.
Dazaifu city is located about 15km south of Fukuoka city. Dazaifu shrine attracts so many people, especially students every year, because it is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, the God of Study. Komyo-ji temple is a Zen Buddhist temple built in 1273 and has two gardens, moss garden and dry stone garden. Kyushu National Museum focuses on Kyushu area's exchanges with other Asian nations.
The great thing about this tour is that you can see the old aspect of Japanese culture but at the same time along the both sides of the street to these sights are there a variety of souvenir shops selling typically Japanese neat and cute items, so you can fully enjoy shopping!
These are the sights we visit.
Tenkai Inari Shrine(optional)
Kyushu National Museum(optional)
Kyushu National Museum is CLOSED on Monday, and if Monday falls on a public holiday or a substitute holiday, the Museum is CLOSED on the following day.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at either your hotel, your cruise ship terminal, or airport terminal.
End location: I will drop you off at where we began or any predetermined spot.
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
Nishitetsu train, Nishitetsu bus, Fukuoka city subway
We will also be doing some walking during the tour as well.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2500 yen - Transportation fare will increase depending on how far your hotel is from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Tenjin station.
Nishitetsu train(from Tenjin to Dazaifu) ¥800RT
Plus the fare between your hotel and Tenjin station
Komyo-ji temple ¥200
Kyushu National Museum(optional) ¥430
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver. In my tours I use public transportation or taxies.
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Asako-San is a professional that cares deeply about the quality of the tour and the satisfaction of those she is leading. In my case, we customized it for seeing very specific things in Fukuoka and she executed it perfectly. I would highly recommend her for anyone who wants to really understand and see the life of a local in Fukuoka.