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Munakata Taisha Shrine
One of the oldest shrines in Japan, Munakata Taisha Shrine has been venerated since ancient times as housing the god of paths, and many visitors pray for nautical and traffic safety.
The “Miare Festival” takes place during Munakata Shrine’s Fall Festival from October 1 through 3. About 400 fishing boats decorated with colorful flags and textiles sail for about an hour to transport a portable shrine by sea from Oshima to Konominato. Miare Festival is one of the most famous shrine rituals in Japan.
*About the Shrine: Government-Designated Important Cultural Asset
- 1,000 vehicles
- By bus – A 1 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Munakata Taisha Mae” stop By car – 20 minutes from the Wakamiya Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway
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