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Munakata Taisha Okitsugū Yōhai-jo~Visit

Article writtenFebruary 5th, 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. Okitsugū Yōhai-jo is a place to worship the Okitsugū located on the island of Okinoshima, 60km away from mainland, from distance. How to visit Munakata Taisha Okitsugū Yōhai-jo.
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 Information here may be out of date.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 Information here may be out of date.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 Okitsugū Yōhai-jo is located on the island of Ōshima 7km off the shore of Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture, near the halfway point between Fukuoka city and Kita-kyūshū city.

Address is Ōshima, Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture.

Opening hours

Open all day.

Admission Fees

No admission fees required.

Shuin

The shuin of Okitsugū Yōhai-jo is available at the shrine office of Nakatsugū.¥300 required.

The shuins of Okitsugū Yōhai-jo on the right and Nakatsugū on the right
The shrine office of Nakatsugū

Public transportation

The nearest station to Munakata Taisha Okitsugū Yōhai-jo 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 20 minutes from Tōgō station to Kōnōminato-hatoba bus stop by Nishitetsu bus bound for Kōnominato-hatoba or Kōyōdai-roku-chōme. Buses are operated almost once an hour.

From Port Kōnōminato ferry terminal, in front of Kōnōminato-hatoba bus stop, to Port Ōshima ferry terminal is about 25 minutes by Munakata municipal ferry "Ōshima" and about 15 minutes by "Shiokaze". Ferries sail 7 times a day.

It is about a 30 to 40 minute walk from Port Ōshima ferry terminal to Okitsugū Yōhai-jo. By Ōshima sightseeing bus "Grand shima-ru", about 7 minutes from Port Ōshima ferry terminal to Okitsugū Yōhai-jo bus stop.

Munakata municipal ferry
Port Ōshima ferry terminal
Port Kōnōminato ferry terminal

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

Parking

There is a parking lot for few cars a few minutes away from Okitsugū Yōhai-jo, along with a public restroom. However, Okitsugū Yōhai-jo is on an island, so to go here directly by car, the car must be transported on ferry.

Parking lot

There is a pay parking lot near Port Kōnōminato ferry terminal, on mainland Kyūshū, so it is better to park here and take the ferry without a car. One parking lot is in front of the terminal, another two are about 5 minutes away.

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