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JAPAN

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER

Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Shrines and Temples

Fukuoka

Munakata-taisha Nakatsu-gu Shrine

Munakata-taisha and Nakatsu-gu, located in Oshima on the island of Chikuzen-oshima, Fukuoka Prefecture, ranks alongside the Munakata-taisha and Hetsu-gu located in Munakata-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture. It is sacred to Tagitsu-Hime-no-Kami, the daughter of the sun goddess, Amaterasu-O-mikami. The shrine is located at the foot of the mountain Mitake-san. In its precincts gushes a clear stream called Ameno-manai, and there is also a smaller stream named Amano-gawa whose source is located on the mountain Ontake-san. The shrines Kengyu-jinja and Orihime-jinja face each other with the Amano-gawa between them. This site is regarded as the birthplace of the Tanabata legend of the Star Festival, according to which Kengyu (the herdsman, Altair) and Ori-hime (the weaver, Vega) are celestial lovers who are able to meet only once a year.

Address
Oshima, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka

Admission Fee
Free in the shrine precincts

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Directions
JR Togo Stn./Bus/20-min. ride/Konominato-Hatoba Stop/2-min. walk/Oshima Port/Boat (Liner)/25-min. ride/Oshima Port/5-min. walk

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