The shrine grounds were much larger than I expected. Spanning about 3,000 acres there are two museums, two ponds, a beautiful garden, a multitude of plum trees and several small shrines and even a little amusement park for children besides the main hall. Within a couple hours I was able to explore to my hearts content and also take the photos I wanted. There is something so charming about the Dazaifu shrines. They’ve aged well.
When it came time to edit my photos I mostly went with muted colors and blurred the edges a bit to draw more attention to the serene shrines. In the above photo though you can see that I had a hard time deciding whether I wanted to go with some color for a change. Which do you think turned out better?