A boat tour around Okinoshima took place on July 15 to celebrate two years since the island and associated sites in the Munakata region were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Only priests are allowed access to Okinoshima following its inclusion, so the boat took participants offshore the site to give them a closer look at the attractions and scenery. A total of 1,641 people applied to join the tour. However capacity was limited to just 300. A committee supported by Fukuoka Prefecture, Munakata City, Fukutsu City, and Munakata Taisha Shrine helped organize the event. Source: Asahi Shimbun, 7/25/2019
Photo: National Land Image Information (Color Aerial Photographs), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
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