Japan's Okinoshima island gains Unesco World Heritage status


Japan's Okinoshima island, an ancient religious site where women are banned, has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN's cultural body Unesco.  Okinoshima is home to the Okitsu shrine, built in the 17th century to pray for the safety of sailors.

Japan's Okinoshima island has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN's cultural body Unesco.

Okinoshima is home to the Okitsu shrine, built in the 17th century to pray for the safety of sailors.


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