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.
|Address||1811 Oshima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
10 minutes by a vehicle from Oshima Port