Mt. Tenpyo


This is a place associated with Sugawara Michizane, who visited many times. From the top of the mountain, there is a spectacular view of Hakata Bay!

Amagaisan (Mt. Amagaisan) is named after a legend that Sugawara no Michizane, who was left behind in Dazaifu, repeatedly climbed to the top of the mountain to worship the heavens in order to appeal to the gods for his innocence. Passing through Araho Shrine in the middle of the mountain, it takes about 30 to 40 minutes to reach the summit, which is about 257 meters above sea level, and is well known as a mountain that even beginners can easily enjoy.
The summit offers a panoramic view of Chikushino and Hakata Bay, and in addition to the Tenpai Shrine (Sugawara Shrine), which enshrines Lord Suga, there is also "Otsumatate no iwa," a rock on which Lord Suga is said to have stood and prayed for a long time.
The trail is called "Kaiun-no-michi," and 11 monuments inscribed with waka poems composed by Lord Michizane have been erected to the summit, and a well-maintained trail leads climbers along the trail. Rhododendron valley, located on the trailhead side, is filled with beautiful rhododendrons that bloom one after another in late April, creating a healing space with fresh greenery.
At the foot of Mt. Tenpaisan, a nature park spreads out near Musashiji Temple, said to be the oldest temple in Kyushu. It is known as the site of the "Wisteria Festival" held in spring and the "Kangetsu Kai" held in fall.
Nearby is the historic Futsukaichi Onsen (hot spring), which was written about in the Manyoshu (a famous Japanese poetry anthology), so after climbing the mountain, why not take a refreshing dip in the hot spring resort?

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 818-0052 福岡県筑紫野市武蔵
Address Musashi, Chikushino City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 092-923-1111(筑紫野市役所 商工観光課)
Contact Chikushino City Tourism Association
TEL: 092-922-2421 (Futsukaichi Onsen Information Center)
Car Park available (free parking within 4 hours at municipal parking lot)
Access 25 minutes on foot from Nishitetsu Omuta Futsukaichi Station to the trailhead.

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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