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Takamiya Saijo

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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

 


 


 

 Location of Munakata & Fukutsu

 

   

 


 

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

 

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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 

 


 

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Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu

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The Shrine has been registered on the Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata region 

 

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. 

 


 

Location of Munakata & Fukutsu

 

   

 


 

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

 

Contact us   

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 

 


 

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UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu

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We have four UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu.

 

Those sites are located all over Kyushu.

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution   registered in 2015

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region   registered in 2018

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata region  registered in 2017

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan   registered in 2016

 


 

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, are a grouping of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods.

Location of the site : Kitakyushu, Nakama, Saga, Omuta, Arao, Misumi, Nagasaki, Kagoshima

 


 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and

their communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst

of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition.

Location of the sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Amakusa

 


 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata

The island of Okinoshima is located sougonnni in the ocean between Japan and Korea, 

As even landing on the island has been prohibited, the strict taboos have preserved archaeological

ritural sites on the island almost intact over a millennium.In three shrines of Munakata Taisha, located

in the islands of Okinshima, Oshima and Kyushu.  From Okitsu-miya Yohaisho on Oshima, we can

worship Okinoshima from afar. And Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group is the evidence of people

who nurtured the tradition of worshipping the sacred island.

Location of the sites : Munakata, Fukutsu, Oshima

 


 

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan  

In cities and towns throughout Japan, float festivals are held by communities annually to pray

to the gods for peace and protection from natural disasters.

Location of the site : Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Hita, Karatsu, Yatsushiro

 


 

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

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And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

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

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour     Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

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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


 

 Location of Munakata & Fukutsu

 

   

 


 

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


 

Contact us   

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 

 


 

UNESCO / Sacred region Munakata

 

Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region

 

The sacred island of Okinoshima, situated between the Japanese archipelago and the Korean
peninsula, has long attracted the devotion of the local population in the Munakata region, who
possessed advanced nautical skills. Large-scale rituals utilizing an enormous quantity of precious
votive offerings were conducted on the island to pray for safe ocean voyages from the 4th to the
9th centuries, a period of more than 500 years during which overseas exchange occurred frequently
in East Asia.  

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.

 


 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites  

 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu

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 


 

Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs

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

 


 

Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu

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

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.

 

     

 
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