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Munakata Taisha Hetsugū~Visit

Article writtenFebruary 2nd, 2020
A memorandum of facts about shrines visited. Munakata Taisha is the head shrine of more than 6000 Munakata shrines and Itsukushima shrines around Japan located in Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture. How to visit Munakata Taisha Hetsugū.
Please check official information before visiting. Information here may be out of date.
Please check official information before visiting. Information here may be out of date.

Location

Munakata Taisha Hetsugū is located in Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture, about 30km from Fukuoka city, and near the halfway point between Fukuoka city and Kita-kyūshū city.

Address is 2331 Tashima, Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture.

Opening hours

The Mikaki surrounding the honden closes at night. Opening hours are from 6am to 5pm.

Reception hours for prayers are between 9am to 5pm, and the Shimpō-kan is open from 9am to 4:30pm.

Admission Fees

No admission fees required.

Shimpō-kan requires an admission fee of ¥800, for general public.

Shuin

Shuin is available at the Kigan-den, Prayer hall. ¥500 required.

Shuin
Prayer hall

Public transportation

The nearest station to Munakata Taisha Hetsugū is Tōgō station on the JR Kagoshima line. It is about 30 minutes from Hakata station in Fukuoka city and about 45 minutes from Kokura station in Kita-kyūshū city.

It is about 15 minutes from Tōgō station to Munakata Taisha-mae bus stop by Nishitetsu bus bound for Kōnominato-hatoba or Kōyōdai-roku-chōme. Buses are operated almost once an hour.

About an hour from the station on foot.

JR Tōgō station

Also, express buses are operated from Tenjin-chuō-yūbinkyoku-mae bus stop in central Fukuoka 3 times a day on weekdays, and 5 times on weekends.

Parking

There are three large parking lots, and it is unlikely to be full besides in new year or during events. No parking fee needed and open 24 hours. The first parking is the largest and is right in front of the shrine entrance.

The first parking in new year
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