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Go west : Dazaifu Tenman-guu and Kyushu National Museum

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Dazaifu Tenman-guu : The “ema-dou” area and around the pond

The “ema-dou” (ema house) area

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- "Bonsai" market -
A small market of plum tree pots was held beside "Ema-dou".

There is a small square where “ema-dou” is located.
“Ema” is a wooden plaques with people’s wishes and/or appreciation to God.

The “ema-dou” was built in 1813, and it’s the biggest and oldest existent “ema-dou” in Kyushu island.
A “sake” exhibition was held in the “ema-dou” when I visited.
You could taste local “sake” and buy them there.

I didn’t take any photo of the “ema-dou”.

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- The pond from the opposite side of the three bridges -

In the square, there were also several food stands and traditional Japanese street performances were shown .

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- "Saru-mawashi" monkey -

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- "Nankin Tamasudare" -
A man performing one of the traditional Japanese street performances.

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- Food stands -

 

Around the pond, “Shoubu-ike” (Calamus pond)

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As you can imagine from the name of the pond, almost 30,000 calamus with 55 species would bloom in its season (first half of June) here according to the official website.

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I couldn’t see calamus flowers because it was too early, but I could enjoy plum trees alongside the pond.

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Museums and others

There are a treasury and a museum of Michizane in the shrine.
(Both websites are in Japanese)

From the shrine, you can go to an amusement park(official website (Japanese page)).
I haven’t got time to visit there.

Also, it’s easy to access to Kyushu National Museum.

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- A path to the museum and the amusement park -

 

“Kan-kou” History Museum

A very small museum with full of Michizane-related dolls.
“Kan-kou” is an honorific title for Michizane.
“Kan” is the same Kanji character as the one for “suga” of his family name “Sugawara”.

Its main exhibit is a re-creation of 16 episodes from Michizane’s life using Hakata dolls.

 

Kyushu National Museum

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From the shrine, you need to go through a tunnel with travelators (moving walkways).
This is one of a several national museums in Japan, open to public in 2005.

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- To Kyushu National Museum -

I haven’t got enough time for the permanent exhibition, so I should go back there some time.

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- In the museum -
"Yamakasa" is displayed.

 

Ticket

There is a combination ticket which allows you to enter the treasury, the “Kan-kou” museum and the permanent exhibition of the national museum.
If you visit more than one of those places, this would save you money.

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- Combined ticket for three museums -

Admission fee for adult for each institute as of March 2015:

  • Treasury: 400 yen
  • “Kan-kou”: 200 yen
  • National Museum (permanent exhibition only): 430 yen

The combination ticket is 500 yen, about half a price of the total of the three.

You need to pay extra for the special exhibition of the national museum.
Show your combination ticket to the ticket booth, then they will ask you for the difference.

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- Ticket for the special exhibition in the museum -

 

Restaurant

After you get out of the tunnel, you will see a small restaurant.
Rather expensive, but I had my lunch there because I was starving.
I ordered “New Otani Special Lunch” (1700 yen) with dessert (100 yen extra).
1800 yen in total including tax.

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- Soup and bread -
You can have rice instead of bread.

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- Fish dish -
A fried shrimp, fried oysters and a fried fish if I remember right.

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- Tea and (I think) coffee flavoured panna cotta -

 

Related posts:
#Dazaifu (1: General Info)
(2: Michizane – general)
(3: Michizane – legends)
(4: Michizane – vengeance)
(5: Michizane – Tenman-guu)
(6: Dazaifu – to the main shrine)
(7: Dazaifu – the main shrine and around)

#Hakata (1: General Info)
(2: Moomin Cafe)
(3: Juventus Lounge)
(4: Kushida Shrine and others)

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