#527: Oki-no-shima in Fukuoka (category: island)
Japan has many islands named "Oki-no-shima". Among them, the one in Fukuoka Prefecture, located to the north of Kyushu Island, was listed in 2017 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As this isolated island has been considered a specially sacred place since the ancient times, only the limit number of people are allowed to enter it after purifying themselves in the water.
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