- The newly renovated shrine hall, “Hetsumiya”
- You can visit all three Miya.
- Don’t miss the rare treasures of Okinoshima!
The newly renovated shrine hall, “Hetsumiya”
Hetsumiya in Munakata Taisha is in Munakata city, Fukuoka Prefecture. It’s a 15 minute drive from Togo station on the JR Kagoshima Mainline. It became famous when the shrine hall was renovated for the first time in 43 years. The new hall looks so majestic and very beautiful with the surrounding trees. Looking at it from any direction will give you different aspects.
You can visit all three Miya.
You can visit Nakatsumiya and Okitsumiya in Hetsumiya, all of which are part of the Munakata Taisha. By visiting Hetsumiya you can experience all of God’s power at Munakata Taisha. Okitsumiya is a shrine built on the island of Okinoshima. While visiting, please enjoy your trip with the help of the sea goddesses in Munakata.
Don’t miss the rare treasures of Okinoshima!
Okinoshima floats in the middle of Genkai Sea. Okitsumiya is on this island and is considered a holy place. It still holds on to an old tradition by banning women. Many treasures that were used for rituals during ancient times have been discovered on this island. You can see them at “Umino-michi Munakata-kan”, opened in 2012. You can also view the mystical scenery of the island from 3D footage. There are workshops for making magatama accessories as well as a workshop that teaches you how they used to build a fire before modern technologies. The museum is just before the Munakata Taisha, so please make a visit!
2331 Tashima, Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture