From Munakata, the well-known city of Hiroshima is approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the east.
While it may be a temptation to limit yourself to just the local sights while holidaying in Munakata, don't forget, the surrounding region's abundance of natural sights, cities and towns lie just beyond your doorstep. Kasuga, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north, and Kitakyushu, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west of Munakata are also waiting to be discovered.
Approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the southwest of Munakata is Fukuoka, a regional city where you'll find Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka Convention Center and Kego Shrine. Marinoa City, Hakata Riverain and Maizuru Park are also good places to spend some time.
Ask those who live in the area their favorite spots around Munakata, more often than not they'll point to the region's fascinating open-air museums, open-air markets and gardens. The area around Munakata has been graced with some significant temples, sure to move all visitors, regardless of faith.
Those adventurous souls looking for adrenaline and adventure can max-out their heart rates by signing up for a mountain climbing or mountain biking adventure. If you're the kind of traveler who likes to slow down while holidaying, this region is great for bird watching and cycling.
When it's time to leave, bid a fond Sayōnara (farewell) to the new friends you've made and the landscapes you've seen.