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Munakata Shrine is a collection of three Shinto shrines located in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is the head of the approximately 6,000 Munakata shrines all over the country. Although the name Munakata Taisha refers to all three shrines—Hetsu-gū, Nakatsu-gū and Okitsu-gū—it is commonly used to refer to Hetsu-gū alone. As documented in Japan's second oldest book, Nihon Shoki, the shrines are devoted to the three Munakata goddesses. These kami are believed to be daughters of the goddess Amaterasu, the ancestress of the imperial family. Susanoo has also been worshipped there for many years as the god of mariners, and he has come to be worshipped as the god of traffic safety on land as well.Munakata Taisha is also home to many Japanese treasures. Hetsu-gū's honden (main shrine) and haiden (main prayer hall) are both designated Important Cultural Properties and the precincts are a Historic Site. The, the shrine's treasure hall located on the southwest corner of Hetsu-gū's grounds, houses many important relics including six National Treasures of Japan. Over 120,000 artifacts housed in the Shinpō-kan were unearthed on Okinoshima.Using our custom trip planner, Munakata attractions like Munakata Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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宗像三女神をまつる総神社。 ここは、三女をまつる神社ですが、長女、次女の分け御霊をまつる社もあり、ここに参ると全て回ったことになります。 more »Total shrine Munakata third goddess enshrined. Actually, here is the Shinto shrine enshrined to enshrine the divided spirit of the eldest daughter, daughter, come here and all around.View original
3月の平日に一人で行ってきました。JR鹿児島本線の東郷駅で下車し、駅前からバスで宗像大社前まで行きます。1時間に一本しかないので、事前にバスの時刻を調べて行った方が良いです。バスでは約10分ほどで着きます。本殿は厳かな雰囲気を醸し出し、気持ちが引き締まります。この日は、第二宮、第三宮が工事中でしたので、参拝出来ませんでしたが、少し歩いた高宮祭場に行き、ここでパワーを頂きました。月曜日に行ったので、... more »During the week of March I went alone. Munakata Taisha-Mae to go by bus from the station, and get off at JR Kagoshima main line Togo station. You did check bus time prior to one hour only one no, are good. In the bus will arrive in about 10 minutes or so. The main shrine is solemn atmosphere, able to see. Went to takamiya Festival could not visit this day was Temple No. 2, no. 3 Palace under construction, so walked a little, had the power here. We recommend things to go by car was went on Monday, dining at off road station, but is no dining area, eat in advance.View original
日曜日に行ったので大勢の参拝客で賑わっていましたが駐車場が大変広々としているので、休日にありがちな駐車場待ち渋滞のようなこともなくスンナリと入庫できました。宗像大社は鉄道の駅からは離れているのでバス便があるとはいえ車で訪れたほうが待ち時間もなく楽チンです。駐車場から本殿までの距離も短く坂もなく参拝も楽々でした。 more »Without such as parking place wait traffic typical holiday went on Sunday was crowded with worshippers of the spacious parking lot, so that was received and sunnari. Munakata Taisha is away from the train station buses although ride it but wait easier it is. Short distance to the main building from the parking lot without a ban, easy to visit the various.View original
Hatsune KamuraIs that being attentive to your history seems to be wonderful, but thankful for with elderly and disabled. Prayer, standing in front of the first car park is beside equipped ramps, wheelchairs are fine. In the left has a clean toilet. Nokyo-sho can in this way prayer hall. As the plain and straight forward from the side of the prayer hall is the main hall stairs. You can ride around the pond have arched bridge in the Middle, but. You can bench was firmly on the side of the sanctuary is lined, visit the rest. 2nd beside the Museum treasures if you park in the parking lot, headed into the environment from the left hand, so walking is difficult for worship parked in this one thing we recommend. Toilets built on the parking lot. Of course for the disabled in Western-style. If you have time, no. 2 Palace, three Palace, and takamiya Festival, please visit to the shrine is what. Takamiya approach from each side of the sanctuary, on the right-hand side, the head. No. 1-and no. 2 Palace is behind the main hall, so far is not the No. 3 car is right next door if you park in the lot. Takamiya Festival with the advent of Munakata third goddess is outside on the Hill, there is the stone, but left the firm positions held with either hand, climbed the handrail is equipped. There are 3 locations, 100 in total was? I think not to go up all at once, so elderly people slowly installing at their own pace. And treasures Museum to visit. The great national treasures worthy of a visit. It is open all year. Is in the crowd after the certification of world cultural heritage. Now you can see slowly.View original
Limit Style Performers L.S.PWithout saying a Word and is a great shrine comes out to well known. World popular Japan Sankei is one of Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima Munakata left branch. No doubt the force no longer. Will no doubt become a world heritage site in the near future also. While many enjoy wide. It is recommended that Oshima, if the real shrines like the daughter of ferry trip across the great shrine of Munakata Nakatsu shrine! This is the atmosphere of the world of myth.View original
Nishimura yIn the mawaremasenn in time. Treasures Museum was much decorated swords and armor of the warring States period, I want them to photos. From Tenjin in the Nishitetsu bus Munakata issue was sporadically and was on the way back. Basic, private cars are better. In the bus is quite inconvenient.View original
Shinichi MogiIt is a shrine feel dignified in a solemn atmosphere. Large parking area and access is good. Over the day, and you want to visit.View original
Takenori shishidoLove the fresh air of the environment here. Sounds like washed his mind.View original
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