Dazaifu City is located in the central part of Fukuoka Prefecture with a population of about 70,000, convenient access from the center of Fukuoka city.
In ancient Japan about 1,300 years ago, it was once the capital of western Japan. The government ‘Dazaifu’, the name of western capital, was established to govern the entire Kyushu region and was responsible for diplomacy and defense.
There are many historical sites in the city and you can feel the atmosphere of those days. Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, which enshrines Sugawara Michizane, the deity of learning, is one of the popular shrines in Japan. Kyushu National Museum is one of the four national museums in Japan. It introduces Japanese culture from the viewpoint of Asian history. Not only Japanese tourists but also locals and foreign tourists visit Dazaifu city.