Dazaifu (Dazaifu) was founded in the VII century and for five centuries was the political and administrative center of Kyushu. Now Dazaifu's main tourist center of the Prefecture.11.06.2018 10:00
the Sanctuary of the Kitano tenmangu Shrine Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu)
The sanctuary was built in honor Sugiwara but Michizane, the great Japanese poet and scholar later deified under the name Tenjin, the patron of the teachings and Sciences. It protects students, before exams, many students have a tradition to come to Dazaifu to pray. Construction of facilities began with the sanctuary, two years after the poet's death, in the year 905 and lasted until 919.
Many buildings were destroyed during the civil war, and most of the current sites dates from the year 1591. With the temple complex in addition to sanctuaries are now entering the ponds and a bridge over it, and Treasury, Homoco-Dan. It is possible to find various monuments and importance of historical documents belonging to the eras of Heian-Edo (VIII-XIX century).
the area of the temple covered with plum trees, which seeks to 6000. Plum was a favorite tree of Michizane, and according to legend, these plums followed as the poet of the Imperial court in Kyoto after his exile. Dazaifu plum trees bloom first in the country.
On the way to the temple, you can find a lot of shops with thetiger, the traditional Japanese sweets. And in tea houses along the Church sells umegae-mochi made of sweet bean paste and rice dough. They are believed to have healing properties, and students believe that ten eaten mochi will help them take exams.
At the present time in the temple, spend about a hundred ceremonies a year, especially Nobori of which are considered national intangible property, Zinkosky-taisai held in gratitude for a good harvest and Onyabe – the ritual with the breeding of a huge bonfire, bring good luck and prevent disasters. Kitano tenmangu Shrine Dazaifu annually visited by 700 thousand people.
the Kyushu national Museum (Kyushu National Museum)
Also called Kohaku, is fourth on the order of a Museum of national importance after the museums of the former capitals of the country. The only Museum of such scale, opened in the eighteenth century. The Museum is located in a region called the remote Imperial court. It was an important step in the development of Japanese history. Built on this rich heritage, the Museum aspires to become an institution offering the formation of a new cultural formation. The content and idea of the Museum is to “getting a better understanding of the development of Japanese culture in the background of the history of Asia”. In accordance with this concept, the planned exhibition, work on preservation and research of cultural values, and educational programs.
the appearance of the Museum is a huge structure, covered with mirrors. The main composition is located on the fourth floor exhibition gallery with an area of 4000 sq. m. the Third floor is reserved for special temporary exhibitions, divided into three halls. On the first floor of the store, and conduct the restoration with the help of advanced technology.
During the twelve years of its existence the Museum was visited by more than 15 million people. The green Michelin guide praised the Museum three stars. The exhibition on the first floor free entrance to the rest of pay – 440 yen (about 260 rubles)
Church Kanzenze (Kanzeon-ji Temple)
One of the oldest temple in Kyushu which was laid in the middle of the XVIII century. The temple is divided into two rooms, the first of which, a Condo, listed as a significant heritage of the island of Kyushu. According to some sources, the bell installed in the sanctuary, is one of the oldest in the province. In ancient times it was used to warn of danger. Also in the temple is a mill mentioned in the ancient Chronicles of Japan "Nihon Shoki", where a monk from Korea was grinding flour.
To protect the artifacts of the temple in the middle of the XX century were built the Treasury Kannon-JI temple, which holds the cultural heritage of national importance, including a five-meter Buddha and the face of the Kannon, goddess of mercy.
Visit the temple for adults will cost 500 yen (about 280 rubles).