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The largest busy district in Kyushu, Tenjin is crowded with fashion buildings, department stores, and electronics retail stores. This attractive town also has a lot of restaurants and food stalls and attracts many tourists from all over Kyushu area. Its lively streets are truly the best in Kyushu and a lot of people come to shop even from outside of Fukuoka Prefecture. It is located conveniently at a few minutes’ walk from Hakata station, so there are government offices, buildings of large companies, and schools too. The origin of its name came from “Tenjin,” another name of Sugawara no Michizane, the god who is enshrined in the shrine here in Tenjin.
- Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
- Tenjin station on Chikatetsu-kuko line
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Largest Busy District in Kyushu
The streets of Tenjin, the largest busy district in Kyushu, are lined with long established department stores and fashion buildings dealing with the newest fashion along with the underground mall and shopping complex. There are so many shops including very popular ones that it is literally impossible to visit them all. It is a shopper’s paradise.
Fukuoka’s Famous Scene: Food Stalls
You will see a line of food stalls, one of the famous scenes in Fukuoka at night. It is a popular sightseeing spot in Tenjin which is always crowded with local people who come here after work and many tourists. Some food stalls serve the Hakata specialty, Hakata ramen and Hitokuchi Gyoza (bite-size dumplings) and others serve their original menus.
The Origin of the Name of the Place: Suikyo Tenmangu
The shrine in about 5 minutes’ walk from Tenjin station, Suikyo Tenmangu enshrines Sugawara no Michizane, the renowned god of literature also known as “Tenjin.” The quiet and relaxing atmosphere of the shrine is almost unbelievable that it is located in the middle of bustling city. This is the origin of the name of this area, “Tenjin.”