Dazaifu Historical Trail

Dazaifu is one of Fukuoka’s most historic towns, established as Kyushu’s government headquarters in the 7th century A.D. and the political hub of Kyushu for over 500 years. Dazaifu is full of relics of this era: magnificent shrines and temples (many of which still function today), as well as the remnants of many of the most important governmental buildings and military installments. Joining these sites is the Dazaifu Historical Trail, a 4.4km route that runs from the city’s ancient center to its outskirts.

We hiked the trail a few weeks ago and I wrote a guide for Fukuoka Now which can be read here

Some pictures:

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