#527: Oki-no-shima in Fukuoka (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)

  

#527: Oki-no-shima in Fukuoka (category: island)

Oki-no-shima in Fukuoka

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.

Oki-no-shima in Fukuoka Japan

(Monday, April 16th, 2018)    See Archive

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