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Kyushu Travel Guide

Munakata & Fukutsu Travel Guide

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

 

Munakata Region is located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing to Genkai Sea.

The area are consist of Munakata, Fukutsu, Akama and Oshima Island.

 

 


 

 Munakata  

 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu, World Heritage

Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Shrine and enshrines

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, one of the three female deities of Munakata.  Visitors passing

through the torii gate and proceeding along the path will find the Main Hall, dedicated to

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, beyond the Shinmon gate  

 Torii Gate      

Entrance

Shrine main building


 

Takamiya Saijo

The steps lead to Takamiya Saijo (Ceremonial Site), where ancient rituals were performed.
Takamiya Saijo is very important since the rituals currently observed at Hetsu-gu originated there.
To the northwest of the ceremonial site, visitors can view the marine route linking Hetsu-gu with

Okinoshima via the Tsurikawa River, Oshima, and finally across the Genkai Sea.

    Entrance of Takamiya Saijo

 Worship at Takamiya Saijo

Takamiya Saijo Japan’s oldest

 Ancient style Shrine 

 

 


 

 Fukutsu  

 

Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs, World Heritage​

The Tomb Group comprises the tombs of the Munakata clan, an ancient powerful family that led

interactions with overseas countries. The Munakata clan also performed rituals on Okinoshima

and nurtured the tradition of faith in in the sacred island


 

Miyajidake Shrine

The Shimenawa is the biggest in Japan.

Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and 11m length.

Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that a Shimenawa

had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected with Shinto Shrines decorated


 

 Akama  

 

Sake Brewery, Katsuya Shuzo

Katsuya Shuzo is a renown local Sake brewery has long history, established in 1790.

The Goshinshu or dedicated Sake to deity for Munakata Shrine is being made this Brewey.

Recommended Sake are Okinoshina, Naranoki and Genkainada.

   

 

Akama Inn town in Karatsu road, made during Edo period​

 

 

 

 Oshima Island  

 

Oshima Island located 11 km from Konominato Port in Munakata-city, and is the largest

island in Fukuoka-prefecture. The population of the island is around 700.

 


 

Access to Oshima Island

Oshima Ferry, it takes 25 minutes by Oshima and 15 minutes by Shiokaze

          Konominato Port 

        to Oshima Island

      Oshima Port


 

Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu, World Heritage

Nakatsu-gu, one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Taisha, is situated on this island and 

enshrines Tagitsuhime-no-Kami, one of the Three Goddesses of Munakata.


 

Munakata Shrine Okitsu-gu Yohaisho, World Heritage   

Because Okinoshima has long been an object of worship, public access to the island is strictly limited.
The Okinoshima landscape has been preserved intact until now because local people have strictly

observed various taboos.  For example, even if one is allowed to land on the island, one is forbidden

to speak a word about what one has seen or heard there; and one must never take anything from the

island, not even a twig, blade of grass, or pebble.

     

 

Windmill Observatory  

From the site of a cannon fort used during World War II, visitors can view Okinoshima on a clear day.

The path linking the fort site with Okitsu-gu Yohaisho was constructed by the Japanese Imperial Army.

 

 

Mitake mountain Observatory

From the observation deck atop Mt Mitakesan, visitors can view not only the main island of Kyushu,

but also Okinoshima Island.

     

 

Lunch at Japanese Inn

     

 

 Featured tour  

 

Munakata Region one-day tour

Plan 1Munakata, Fukutsu and Akama

Plan 2Munakata and Oshima Island

 

 


 

              Location of Munakata

   

 

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

 

 

Fukuoka customized private tours

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tours.

 

We offer various types of customized private tours and trips exclusively for you.

Sightseeing tour, Golf tour, Study tour, Educational tour, Field trip, Company inspection tour.

 

We would like to provide the short duration tour samples for making your customized private tour

 

One day to three days tours from Fukuoka-city are shown the following

 


 

 Tours from Fukuoka-city ​ 

 

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Toho village, Asakura

Ukiha one-day tour

Munakata & Fukutsu

one-day tour 

 

Yanagawa is Castle town with

beautiful canal facing to Ariake

bay.  Dazaifu is the town of

Cool Japan, has 1300 years

history

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Kyushu’s largest 

Chikugo plain; beautiful rural

landscape, fruit picking, Sake

brewery, Onsen

 

World Heritage, the Sacred

Island Okinoshiam and

Associated site in the

Munakata Region

 


 

Itoshima

one-day tour

Yame region

one-day tour

Chikugo Yoshii & Yanagawa

Hinadoll festival tour

 

A Resort town with beautiful

dynamic Genkai Sea; seafood

gourmet, rural landscape,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery are offered 

 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village

Located in the southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture

 

 

 

The Hinadoll festival is a

traditional Japanese event

that announces the arrival of

spring.


 

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Northern Saga

one-day tour

Southern Saga

one-day tour

 

International city centred on

beautiful Nagasaki harbour

greatly contributed to Japan’s

modernization since Dejima

was established

 

Karatsu, Yobuko,

Arita, Takeo

 

 

 

Kashima, Yutoku Inari Shrine,

Saga-city


 

Usa & Kunisaki

one-day tour 

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

one-day tour

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour

 

Tranquil country side spreading

around Usa Shrine that one of

the most beautiful shrine in

Japan

 

The town surrounded azure sea

with breathtaking 99 islands

scenery, and beautiful theme 

park Huis Ten Bosch 

 

Two popular Onsen Resorts in

Japan, Yufuin and Beppu

 


 

Shimabara & Unzen

2 days tour

Kumamoto, Aso

Takachiho 3 days tour

Hiroshima & Miyajima 

2 days tour

 

Stay at the beautiful highland

Onsen Resort Unzen

 

Kumamoto-city, Aso

Takachiho

 

Southwestern part of Honshu

Island, face to the Seto Inland

Sea, it has two World Heritages

 


 

 

 Fukuoka & Kitakyushu tours 

 

Fukuoka one-day tour

Kitakyushu one-day tour

Industrial Heritage tour

 

The biggest city in Kyushu and

has a long history as commercial

town and castle town.

 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 

 

Kitakyushu has many Industry

Modernization Heritages

 


 

 Study Tours  

 

Nagasaki Hidden

Christin’s History tour

Study tour in Kitakyushu

KAIZEN Strategy in Japan

 

 

Registered on Wlorld Heritage

To learn the Christian faith

continued even during the ban

on Christianity

 

Kitakyushu-city is the best place

for the Study tour. Various things

can be learn including state-

of-art technologies.

 

 

KAIZEN is one of the most

important key word for

modernization of Japan


 

Industrial modernization

in Japan

Environmental

technologies in Japan

Recycling & Waste

treatment technologies

 

Japan became the world’s

leading industrialized country

in only 100 years.

 

Kitakyushu is offering

various Environmental

technologies

 

Kitakyushu plays the role of the

driving force in creating a

recycling-oriented society in Japan

 

 

 How to make your customized tour 

 

1. Enquiry

 What we are offering private tours are made in accordance with your preferences

please click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized private journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Munakata & Fukutsu one-day tour

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

 

Munakata Region is located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing to Genkai Sea.

The area are consist of Munakata, Fukutsu, Akama and Oshima Island.

 


 

 Itinerary   The following two plans are offered  

 

  Plan 1   :  Munakata, Fukutsu and Akama

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

transfer to Munakata by using Kyushu Expressway

Visit Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu and Takamiya Saijo

Lunch at Munakata

Visit Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs

Visit Miyajidake Shrine

transfer to Fukuoka-city using Kyushu Expressway

17:00  Arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

  Plan 2   :  Munakata and Oshima Island

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

transfer to Munakata by using Kyushu Expressway

Visit Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu and Takamiya Saijo

transfer from Kono-minato to Oshima Island by Ferry boat

Visit Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu

Lunch at Japanese Inn

Exploring Oshima Island

Munakata Shrine Okitsu-gu Yohaisho, Windmill Observatory and Mitake mountain Observatory

transfer from Oshima Island to Kono-minato by Ferry boat

transfer to Fukuoka-city using Kyushu Expressway

17:00  Arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Where to explore  

 

 Munakata 

 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu, World Heritage

Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Shrine and enshrines

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, one of the three female deities of Munakata.  Visitors passing

through the torii gate and proceeding along the path will find the Main Hall, dedicated to

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, beyond the Shinmon gate. 

 Torii Gate      

Entran

Shrine main building

 

Takamiya Saijo

The steps lead to Takamiya Saijo (Ceremonial Site), where ancient rituals were performed.
Takamiya Saijo is very important since the rituals currently observed at Hetsu-gu originated there.
To the northwest of the ceremonial site, visitors can view the marine route linking Hetsu-gu with

Okinoshima via the Tsurikawa River, Oshima, and finally across the Genkai Sea.

    Entrance of Takamiya Saijo

 Worship at Takamiya Saijo

Takamiya Saijo Japan’s oldest

 Ancient style Shrine 


 

 Fukutsu  

 

Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs, World Heritage​

The Tomb Group comprises the tombs of the Munakata clan, an ancient powerful family that led

interactions with overseas countries. The Munakata clan also performed rituals on Okinoshima

and nurtured the tradition of faith in in the sacred island


 

Miyajidake Shrine

The Shimenawa is the biggest in Japan.

Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and 11m length.

Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that a Shimenawa

had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected with Shinto Shrines decorated


 

 Akama  

 

Sake Brewery, Katsuya Shuzo

Katsuya Shuzo is a renown local Sake brewery has long history, established in 1790.

The Goshinshu or dedicated Sake to deity for Munakata Shrine is being made this Brewey.

Recommended Sake are Okinoshina, Naranoki and Genkainada.

     

 

 Oshima Island  

 

Oshima Island located 11 km from Konominato Port in Munakata-city, and is the largest

island in Fukuoka-prefecture. The population of the island is around 700.

 


 

Access to Oshima Island by Ferry 

It takes 25 minutes by Oshima and 15 minutes by Shiokaze

        Konominato Port

          To Oshima Island

             Oshima Port


 

Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu,  World Heritage

Nakatsu-gu, one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Taisha, is situated on this island and 

enshrines Tagitsuhime-no-Kami, one of the Three Goddesses of Munakata.


 

Munakata Shrine Okitsu-gu Yohaisho, World Heritage

Because Okinoshima has long been an object of worship, public access to the island is strictly limited.
The Okinoshima landscape has been preserved intact until now because local people have strictly

observed various taboos.  For example, even if one is allowed to land on the island, one is forbidden

to speak a word about what one has seen or heard there; and one must never take anything from the

island, not even a twig, blade of grass, or pebble.


 

Windmill Observatory

From the site of a cannon fort used during World War II, visitors can view Okinoshima on a clear day.

The path linking the fort site with Okitsu-gu Yohaisho was constructed by the Japanese Imperial Army.

     

 

Mitake mountain Observatory

From the observation deck atop Mt Mitakesan, visitors can view not only the main island of Kyushu,

but also Okinoshima Island.

     

 

Lunch at Japanese Inn

     

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

 

 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu

 

The Shrine is the World Heritage

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

 

Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Shrine and enshrines

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, one of the three female deities of Munakata.  Visitors passing

through the torii gate and proceeding along the path will find the Main Hall, dedicated to

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, beyond the Shinmon gate. 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2331 Tashima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Togo station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

Open hours

Shrine Compound : Open 24 hours

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Takamiya Saijo

 

Japan’s most oldest Ancient style Shrine 

 

The steps lead to Takamiya Saijo (Ceremonial Site), where ancient rituals were performed.
Takamiya Saijo is very important since the rituals currently observed at Hetsu-gu originated there.

To the northwest of the ceremonial site, visitors can view the marine route linking Hetsu-gu with

Okinoshima via the Tsurikawa River, Oshima, and finally across the Genkai Sea.

 

Site of Japan’s oldest Ancient style Shrine 

Access to Takamiya Saijo


 

 General information 

 

Address 2331 Tashima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Togo station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

Open hours

Shrine Compound : Open 24 hours

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Windmill Observatory

 

Enjoy breathtaking scenery

 

From the site of a cannon fort used during World War II, visitors can view Okinoshima on

a clear day.

The path linking the fort site with Okitsu-gu Yohaisho was constructed by the Japanese

Imperial Army.

 

     

 

 General information 

 

Address 2797 Oshima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from Oshima Port


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Munakata Shrine Okitsu-gu Yohaisho

 

Munakata Shrine Okitsu-gu Yohaisho, World Heritage

 

Because Okinoshima has long been an object of worship, public access to the island is strictly limited.
The Okinoshima landscape has been preserved intact until now because local people have strictly

observed various taboos.  For example, even if one is allowed to land on the island, one is forbidden

to speak a word about what one has seen or heard there; and one must never take anything from the

island, not even a twig, blade of grass, or pebble.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1811 Oshima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from Oshima Port


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu

 

The Shrine is part of the World Heritage that the Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site 

in the Munakata Region has been registered on the Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

 

Nakatsu-gu, one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Taisha, is situated on this island and 

enshrines Tagitsuhime-no-Kami, one of the Three Goddesses of Munakata.


 

 General information  

 

Address 1811 Oshima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes walk from Oshima Port


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Miyajidake Shrine

 

The Shimenawa is the biggest in Japan.

 

Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and 11m length.

Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that a Shimenawa

had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected with Shinto Shrines decorated

with Shimenawa.

 

Miyajidake Shrine is primarily dedicated to Empress Jingu and attracts over 2 million

worshippers a year who pray for commercial success, good luck, and to ward off adversity.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 7-1 Miyajimoto-machi, Fukutsu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Higashi-Fukuma station

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

90 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

Open hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Oshima Ferry

 

The ferry  to Oshima Island.from Konominato

 

It takes 25 minutes by Oshima ferry and 15 minutes by Shiokaze ferry

Fare for a adult : JPY 560 (one way)

 

        Konominato Port

          To Oshima Island

             Oshima Port


 

 General information  

 

Konominato Port

Address 487-51 Konominato, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

Oshima Port

Address 1809-39 Oshima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

25 minutes by Oshima ferry from Konominato Port

15 minutes by Shiokaze ferry from Konominato Port


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture