Access Information

Tashima AreaUminomichi Munakatakan Museum/Hetsu-miya/ Shimpokan Museum of Munakata Taisha
Oshima AreaNakatsu-miya/Okitsu-miya Yohaisho/Oshima Koryukan
Mounded Tomb AreaShimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group
  • Access to Okinoshima Island is prohibited to the general public. to worship the sacred Island, please visit Okitsu-miya Yohaisho.
  • Entry into ritual sites and tombs is prohibited.
  • Please note that maps and means of transportation on this website may differ from actual conditions.

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Self-Guided Tour World Heritage Okinoshima

Explanations of the components are available along the route.
Explanations of the exhibits housed at the Munakata Taisha Shinpokan museum are very useful.
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Interpretation Facilities

Interpretation facilities (indispensable to understanding the heritage) are located throughout the area.
The first must-see stop is Uminomichi Munakatakan Museum.

Uminomichi Munakatakan Museum

Picture:Uminomichi Munakatakan Museum

In addition to a 3D movie theater that introduces viewers to the experience of being on Okinoshima, this facility offers an explanatory overview of the entire property.

588 Fukata, Munakata city, Fukuoka

Tel: +81-940-62-2600

Fax: +81-940-62-2601

Hours: 9:00–18:00 daily

Closed Mondays (when Monday is a holiday, closed the following working day) , New Year's holiday

Admission: Free

Shimpokan Museum, Munakata Taisha

Picture:Shimpokan Museum, Munakata Taisha

In addition to some 80,000 votive objects discovered on Okinoshima that have been collectively designated a national treasure, ancient documents and other cultural artifacts that reflect the history of Munakata Taisha are displayed.

2331 Tashima, Munakata city, Fukuoka

Tel: +81-940-62-1311

Fax: +81-940-62-1 315

Hours: 9:00-16:30 (Last entry 16:00)

Every day of the week throughout the year

Admission: Adults 800 yen, High school and university students 500 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 400 yen

※200 yen discount for groups (20 or more people) and persons over the age of 65

Oshima Koryu-kan(Oshima Cultural Center)

Picture:Oshima Koryu-kan(Oshima Cultural Center)

This facility offers displays and explanations about the deep historical connection between Okinoshima and Oshima, particularly regarding Nakatsu-miya and Okitsu-miya Yohaisho as places of worship.

901-4 Oshima, Munakata City, Fukuoka

Phone: +81-940-72-2797

Hours: 10:00–16:00 daily

Closed Mondays (when Monday is a holiday, closed the following working day) , New Year's holiday, and when boats to the island are cancelled

Admission: Free

Camellia Stage Historical Museum

Picture:Camellia Stage Historical Museum

In addition to the Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group, artifacts associated with the ancient Munakata clan that have been excavated from the tombs in Fukutsu City are also on display.

1-7-2 Tsuyazaki, Fukutsu City, Fukuoka

Tel: +81-940-72-1207

Hours: 10:00-20:00

Closed Tuesdays (when Tuesday is a holiday, closed the following working day), the last Wednesday of each month, and New Year’s holiday

Admission: Free