Dazaifu is a shrine, which was dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the 9th century scholar.
This Michizane is regarded as the god of scholarship.
Therefore, many students and pupils visit the 12000 shrines of him across Japan to pray for their success in examinations. Dazaifu Tenmangu is well known among the population and is one of the big three shrines in Fukuoka prefecture.
Spring would be the best time to visit here as 6000 plum trees would blossom!