Getting to Kyushu National Museum


It takes about ten minutes on foot to get to the Museum from the Nishitetsu Dazaifu station.

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1 Nishitetsu Dazaifu station

Alight here (final stop).

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2 Exit

Follow the signs to the exit.

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3 Traffic roundabout

The station exit faces a traffic roundabout. The Dazaifu Liner Tabito bus platform is at the roundabout.

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4 Turn right

Head to the right side of the traffic roundabout to the path to the shrine.

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5 Pathway to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Walk straight for around 300m along the row of shops. Umegaemochi is sold at many shops here.

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6 Museum Shop

The Museum also has a souvenir shop along the path to the shrine (on the left).

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7 Pathway to Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine

This path has a total of three torii gates. Pass through all three.

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8 General Information Center

There is an information center on the right side of the third torii gate.

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9 Sacred Cow statue

You will see Sugawara no Michizane’s sacred cow statue.

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10 Turn left

Turn left at Sugawara no Michizane’s sacred cow statue.

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11 Taiko Bridge

Cross the bridge.

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12 Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine

Going straight will bring you to the shrine.

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13 Treasure Hall

Turn left to go to the Treasure Hall or head straight to the Rainbow Tunnel.

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14 Rainbow Tunnel Entrance

This is the entrance to the Museum.

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15 Rainbow Tunnel Entrance

There is also an accessible lift for wheelchairs and baby carriers.

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16 Travelator

Go to the end of the tunnel.

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17 Kyushu National Museum

You have arrived at the Kyushu National Museum.