Munakata Shrine

Munakata Shrine

Munakata Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Munakata Sanjyoshin ( three goddesses of Munakata, guardians of sea voyage ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Munakata Shrine
"宗像大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2331, Tashima, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
"福岡県宗像市田島2331" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Wakamiya I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0940-62-1311

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Torii

A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

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