Munakata & Fukutsu travel Guide
Munakata Region is located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing to Genkai Sea.
The area are consist of Munakata, Fukutsu, Akama and Oshima Island.
Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu, UNESCO World Heritage
Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs, UNESCO World Heritage
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.
Sake Brewery, Katsuya Shuzo
atsuya Shuzo is a renown local Sake brewery has long history,
established in 1790. The Goshinshu or dedicated Sake to deity for
Munakata Shrine is being made this Brewey.
Recommended Sake are Okinoshina, Naranoki and Genkainada.
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.
Oshima Ferry, it takes 25 minutes by Oshima and 15 minutes
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.
Munakata Shrine 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.
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
From the observation deck atop Mt Mitakesan, visitors can view
not only the main island of Kyushu, but also Okinoshima Island.
Lunch at Japanese Inn
Munakata & Fukutsu