Ooshima Island and Mitake 御獄

2020.12.13(日) 日帰り

Ooshima is a small fishing island that is part of Munakata city in Fukuoka. The island is very popular for its very high quality fishing. It is also a spiritual city connected to nearby Okinoshima Island a world heritage site which is closed to the public. Due to be it being forbidden to set foot on Okinoshima instead people worship and view it from Ooshima Island. We followed the Kyushu Olle course through Yamap, however this course misses the light house and Miura cave which is a shame. It starts by going up to Munakata shrine and then to a small mountain called Mitake. The course is not tough and well worth the time it takes. Near the end we went to the local history museum which is very well funded because of its connection to world heritage.

Cabbage patch kids hit on hard times

Cabbage patch kids hit on hard times

Cabbage patch kids hit on hard times

The Island a large Boar population

The Island a large Boar population

The Island a large Boar population

From the top of Mitake

From the top of Mitake

From the top of Mitake

Wonder what this used to be?

Wonder what this used to be?

Wonder what this used to be?

The lighthouse

The lighthouse

The lighthouse

Inside the watch post used in WW2

Inside the watch post used in WW2

Inside the watch post used in WW2

A huge gun placement for defence

A huge gun placement for defence

A huge gun placement for defence

From this shrine people can worship the goddesses on Okinoshina Island

From this shrine people can worship the goddesses on Okinoshina Island

From this shrine people can worship the goddesses on Okinoshina Island

Birds of prey

Birds of prey

Birds of prey

Local produce from the fishing community

Local produce from the fishing community

Local produce from the fishing community

Cabbage patch kids hit on hard times

The Island a large Boar population

From the top of Mitake

Wonder what this used to be?

The lighthouse

Inside the watch post used in WW2

A huge gun placement for defence

From this shrine people can worship the goddesses on Okinoshina Island

Birds of prey

Local produce from the fishing community