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Munakata, Oshima & Okinoshima UNESCO 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.

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

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






Tour conditions


The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is  Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus




9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Munakata

Exploring Munakata

 Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu → Takamiya Saijo

Transfer from Kono-minato to Oshima Island by Ferry boat

Exploring Oshima

  Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu

  Lunch at Japanese Inn

  Okitsu-gu YohaishoWindmill ObservatoryMitake mountain Observatory

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. 


 Torii Gate      


Shrine main building


Takamiya Saijo

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  

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 a Ferry : It takes 25 minutes by Oshima and 15 minutes

by Shiokaze


        Konominato Port

          To Oshima Island

             Oshima Port


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, or pebble.



Lunch at Japanese Inn



Windmill Observatory

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.




Mitake mountain Observatory

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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