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Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region

October 1, 2021

Miare Festival

A sea-borne event held to mark the start of the major autumn festival of the Munakata Taisha Shrine to give thanks for national peace, good harvests, good catches, and safety at sea (held October 1 to 3). To allow the goddesses Tagori-hime, enshrined at the Okitsu-miya Shrine on Okinoshima island, and Tagitsu-hime, enshrined at Nakatsu-miya Shrine on Chikuzen Oshima island, to come to the Hetsu-miya Shrine on the Kyushu mainland where Ichikishima-hime is enshrined, a boat carrying the two goddesses is conveyed there in a flotilla of more than a hundred boats.

【Information for visiting the World Heritage site】 
https://www.okinoshima-heritage.jp/en/

*The schedule and content of the above event information may be changed depending on the weather or the organizer's circumstances. Please check the website before going out.

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For details of the event, please contact the tourist association.

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