From Tokyo and Osaka to Dazaifu
Fukuoka is the most populated city in Kyushu, and is well-served by public transport, locally,
nationally, and internationally. Domestic and international flights arrive at Fukuoka Airport
just outside of the city center.
International and domestic flights are served by
separate terminals, which are connected by a free shuttle bus service. There are regular flights
from Haneda and Narita, the main airports serving Tokyo, Kansai International Airport in Osaka,
Chubu International Airport serving Nagoya, and New Chitose Airport in Sapporo.
travelers departing from Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto can use the JR Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen train,
which also serves destinations such as Nagoya, Kobe and Hiroshima. Shinkansen high-speed
services arrive at Hakata Station in Fukuoka, and JR rail passes can be used on most Shinkansen
Fukuoka can be reached by air from Sapporo in a little over two hours, from Tokyo
in less than two hours, and from Osaka in a little over an hour.
Rail journeys take five
hours from Tokyo, less than three hours from Kyoto, and a little over two hours from
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is easily accessible from Hakata Station and Fukuoka
Airport by bus. From the airport, the journey takes less than 30 minutes. From Hakata Station,
it is a little over 40 minutes.