Unesco listing for island where no women are allowed


Okinoshima Island in Japan where no women are allowed and men have to undergo naked rituals. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

An island where men have to strip naked and women are not allowed is one of the latest sites to be listed on Unesco’s World Heritage List.

The island of Okinoshima in Fukuoka, Japan joins 10 other new sites and two extensions on the list announced at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow, Poland on July 9.

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