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Munakata Taisha Hetsugū~Places to see nearby

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. Places to see near 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 Information here may be out of date.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 Information here may be out of date.

Umi-no-michi Munakata-kan

Umi-no-michi Munakata-kan is a facility introducing the history of Munakata area. There is a 3D image theater which you can have a simulated experience of Okinoshima, the sacred island.

No admission fee needed. Opening hours are 9am to 6pm. Closed on Mondays.

Munakata-kan seen from the Prayer hall of Hetsugū

Address is 588 Fukada, Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture. It is just 200m away from Hetsugū.

Munakata roadside station

Munakata roadside station is located on national road 495. Specialty goods such as fresh seafood taken from the Genkai sea and seasonal vegetables are sold here, and also there is a restaurant that serves dishes made from these.

The market is open from 8:30am to 5pm through June to September, and 9am to 5pm through October to May. The restaurant is open from 9am to 5pm. It is closed on the 4th Monday of each month.

Address is 1172 Eguchi, Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture. It is about 2km, 5 minutes by car from Hetsugū. Some buses operating between Tōgō station, Munakata-taisha-mae and Kōnominato-hatoba makes a stop at Munakata roadside station.

Miyajitake shrine

Miyajitake shrine is a shrine which is located in Fukutsu city, and enshrines Empress Jingū. It is famous for the "Hikari-no-michi", which the sun sets on the extension of the the approach to the shrine leading straight to the ocean.

Address is 7-1 Miyaji-motomachi, Fukutsu city, Fukuoka prefecture. From Hetsugū, about 40 minutes by Nishitetsu bus bound for Kōyōdai-roku-chōme, but since this route operates only a few times a day, it may be better to visit by bus from JR Fukuma station. It will take about 40 minutes too. By car it is about 15 minutes, 10km.

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