Getting to Kyushu National Museum
It takes about ten minutes on foot to get to the Museum from the Nishitetsu Dazaifu station.
1 Nishitetsu Dazaifu station
Alight here (final stop).
Follow the signs to the exit.
3 Traffic roundabout
The station exit faces a traffic roundabout. The Dazaifu Liner Tabito bus platform is at the roundabout.
4 Turn right
Head to the right side of the traffic roundabout to the path to the shrine.
5 Pathway to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Walk straight for around 300m along the row of shops. Umegaemochi is sold at many shops here.
6 Museum Shop
The Museum also has a souvenir shop along the path to the shrine (on the left).
7 Pathway to Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine
This path has a total of three torii gates. Pass through all three.
8 General Information Center
There is an information center on the right side of the third torii gate.
9 Sacred Cow statue
You will see Sugawara no Michizane’s sacred cow statue.
10 Turn left
Turn left at Sugawara no Michizane’s sacred cow statue.
11 Taiko Bridge
Cross the bridge.
12 Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine
Going straight will bring you to the shrine.
13 Treasure Hall
Turn left to go to the Treasure Hall or head straight to the Rainbow Tunnel.
14 Rainbow Tunnel Entrance
This is the entrance to the Museum.
15 Rainbow Tunnel Entrance
There is also an accessible lift for wheelchairs and baby carriers.
Go to the end of the tunnel.
17 Kyushu National Museum
You have arrived at the Kyushu National Museum.