Munakata

Fukuoka, Kyushu

Munakata is approximately 50km to the northeast of Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu. This has been an important strategic point for continental transport since ancient times. You can also find the Munakata Taisha shrines here, which deify the three Munakata goddesses of Japanese legend (Takiri-Hime, Ichikishima-Hime and Tagitsu-Hime).

Around the Munakata