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.
Location of Munakata & Fukutsu
|Address||7-1 Miyajimoto-machi, Fukutsu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
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
Sunrise to Sunset
|Admission fee||No fee is required|
|Days closed||No closing days|
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