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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

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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