A coastal city and former trading hub famed for its World Heritage Munakata shrines
Munakata lies to the northeast of the city of Fukuoka and is home to three World Heritage Munakata shrines . Two of these shrines lie within the bounds of Munakata City, while the third and oldest is on the forbidden island of Okinoshima .
Okitsumiya Shrine on Okinoshima is off-limits to the public
Munakata was once a major trading hub
Hetsumiya Shrine is the largest of the three.