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iris
It is a delightful spot in the early summer when the arched bridge with its vermilion railing rises over a pond filled with irises.
Plum blossom
According to legend this tree flew to Dazaifu from Kyoto, following Lord Michizane.
Maybe that is why these are many plum trees in the local precincts.
The most popular time to visit the shrine is in the spring, when the scent of the countless plum trees fills the air.
Many people visit Dazaifu to see the plum blossoms in February and March.
iris
iris
Bunsho-kan
Bunsho-kan
Kyoku-sui garden
Kyoku-sui garden
iris pond
pond
Ume
Ume