Since Okinoshima is closed to the public, Okitsu-miya Yohaisho (Worship Hall) was built on a coastal terrace on the north side of Oshima, which affords visitors an opportunity to worship the sacred island from afar.
The Yohaisho serves as an oratory from which visitors can pay homage to the island.
The traditions of worshipping the island and observing the taboos have been passed down to the present day.
On a sunny, cloudless day, visitors to Okitsu-miya Yohaisho can clearly see Okinoshima floating on the horizon.
JR Togo Station/Fukuma station
Konominato Hatoba stop
Okitsu-miya Yohaisho, Munakata Taisha
Forty-minute walk from Yohaisho
Twenty-minute walk from Yohaisho
Fifty-minute walk from Yohaisho
|Munakata Taisha Shrine Office||
2331 Tashima, Munakata, Fukuoka 811-3505
|Munakata City Office for World Heritage Nomination||
1-1-1 Togo, Munakata, Fukuoka 811-3492