Okinoshima | An Island Where Women Are Forbidden To Enter

Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women

The island of Okinoshima in southwest Japan has so strict religious rules that only allow men to enter.


Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women

Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women


This Japanese holy island, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2017, along with several other places, is exclusively for men.

The island of Okinoshima, immersed in the ancient Shinto doctrinal system in Japan, was discovered by Japanese sailors in the fourth century AD.

Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women


Although the true reason for the ban on women entering the island is not clear, women are likely to be banned from the site due to ancient taboos or security.

Other prohibitions on this island include eating four-legged animals and a ban on people leaving without a license from the cleric.

Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women

Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women


Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women

Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women


Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women

Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women


Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women

Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women


Okinoshima Island Is A Forbidden Island For Women


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