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Three temples i.e. Hentsugu here and Nakatsugu,Oshima island and Okitsugu,Okinoshima island were recognized as world Heritage. Okitsugu is not open to public but you can visit the other two. Temples themselves were not so extraordinary and I was not so moved by the treasure musuem...More
Munakata shrine has three different locations of cult: two of them are on islands and this is the only one located in main island Kyushu. Since Okinoshima is put on the list of world cultural heritage, many tourists come here. But without car, it is...More
We visited this shrine on a blustery November day. It was an adventure in transportation to get here. We stored our luggage at the Togo station, and the man behind the ticket counter provided us with excellent information regarding bus times to the shrine. There...More
Although not the easiest to get to using public transportation, it is well worth the effort. It is the premier shrine in the city and is lovely to stroll around. With some work between a train and bus and taxi you can visit it. A...More
My daughter and I visited the shrine by taxi from the CHISUN hotel, it cost 2000 Yen , about $20 one way. As you enter the shrine there is a pond full of large carp, if you feed them they go into a frenzy ,...More
We went there for Shichi-go-san (a festival to pray for the healthy growth of young children) and enjoyed the chrysanthemum show. If you are interested in Japanese flowers, visiting there in this season is highly recommended. Another recommendation is to walk through the road to...More