Japanese island where women are BANNED and only men are allowed – but would you visit?; Kara Godfrey; Daily Express

Japan – Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region

A JAPANESE island only allows men to enter, with women being banned altogether.

An island in Japan is one of the few places in the world that only men are allowed to enter, with women being banned from stepping foot on it.

Okinoshima island, lying between the Korean Peninsula and Kyushu, is still home to ancient rituals that men must abide by.

One of the rules still in place is the preventing of females from being allowed to see the island.

It was awarded a UNESCO World Heritage status last year due to the cultural heritage it holds.

Men who enter the island must strip all of their clothing before being cleansed in a ritual and bathing in the sea.

One of the biggest rules is that nothing is allowed to be taken off the island.

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