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Munakata Taisha Shrine



Munakata Taisha is a part of World Heritage as Sacred Island of Okinoshima and

Associated Sites in the Munakata Region which has been registered in 2017.


Munakata Taisha is a collection of three Shinto shrines located in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture.

The Munakata-taisha consist of three shrines—Hetsu-miya, Nakatsu-miya and Okitsu-miya.

The shrines are devoted to the three Munakata goddesses. These kami are believed to be daughters

of the goddess Amaterasu, the ancestress of the imperial family.

The deities has also been worshipped there for many years as the god of mariners, and traffic

safety on land as well.






Oshima Island


Okinoshima Island


World Heritage

Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region

The site has been registered on the World heritage in 2017, 
and consist of the following.

・Okinoshima, Okitsu-miya Munakata Taisha
・Okitsu-miya Yohaisyo in Oshima island
・Nakatsu-miya, Munakata Taisha in Oshima island
・Hetsu-miya, Munakata Taisha

・Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group




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 - Munakata & Fukutsu travel guide, UNESCO World Heritage