Munakata Shrine reviews
...really just because we had nothing better to do though the UNESCO designation is always a draw and piques my interest. Certainly is a beautiful Japanese temple/shrine complex; the Japanese really.... more »
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..... more »
Historic shrine and huge place. This shrine is one of the 3 important shrine in this area and the other 2 is located in small island. Hence they put 2 small shrine inside this shrine that is said to be connected to the 2 shrine in those small island. You can climb a small hill to the top to have a good view and also to see the island out there.
First time visiting this shrine that was designated as a World Heritage Site and exactly one year ago. The outdoor Kabuki performance by world renowned Ebizo Ichikawa was the highlight that started at dusk. Crowd control of the 3000+ patrons was flawless and the city even arranged for additional express buses to the JR station before and after the performance
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