World Heritage in Munakata
Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
・Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group
Ritual sites bearing witness to the successive phases of ancient rituals that chronicle the formation
of indigenous beliefs in Japan have survived to the present almost intact, because the island of Okinoshima, as an object of worship, has been protected by established taboos strictly limiting access to the island.