Munakata, Oshima & Okinoshima Sacred region one-day tour
Munakata is located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing to
Genkai Sea. Oshima is an island of Munakata, located in the Genkai Sea and
11 km from Konominato Port and is the largest island in Fukuoka-prefecture.
The population of the island is around 700.
has been registered on the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage in 2016.
The tour introduce the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Munakata and Oshima
Location of Munakata & Fukutsu
The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.
・Minimum number : 4 person
・Maxum number : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied
・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person
if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver
can be arranged.
9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city
Transfer to Munakata
Transfer from Kono-minato to Oshima Island by Ferry boat
Lunch at Japanese Inn
Transfer from Oshima Island to Kono-minato by Ferry boat
Transfer to Fukuoka-city
17:00 Arrive Fukuoka-city
Where to explore
Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu, UNESCO 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.
|Shrine main building|
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
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
To Oshima Island
Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu, UNESCO 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.
Okitsu-gu Yohaisho, UNESCO 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,
Lunch at Japanese Inn
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.
From the observation deck atop Mt Mitakesan, visitors can view not only the main
island of Kyushu, but also Okinoshima Island.
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