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World heritage site in Japan

shirakawago, the world heritage site in Japan

There are 18 world heritage sites in Japan, and many of them are supported and developed by the country’s diverse natural environment and its climate with four seasons (Shiki), for which there are few equals in the world.

Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List


より大きな地図で 日本の世界遺産 The world heritage of Japan を表示

Photos of world heritage sites in Japan

Shiretoko Peninsula

Hokkaido

Shiretoko Peninsula

Shiretoko Peninsula

Shirakami-Sanchi

Aomori / Akita

Shirakami-Sanchi

Shirakami-Sanchi

Shrines and Temples of Nikko

Tochigi

nikko

Shrines and Temples of Nikko

The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage

Gunma

The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage

The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage

Mount Fuji

Shizuoka / Yamanashi

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Toyama / Gifu

gokayama

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Gokayama (Japanese) | Shirakawago (Japanese)

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)

Kyoto

kinkaku-ji

Kinkakuji temple | Nijojo | Tenryuji | Kiyomizudera

Rokuonji (Kinkakuji/ 金閣寺)(Japanese) | Jisyoji (Ginkakuji / 銀閣寺)(Japanese)
Byodoin(平等院)(Japanese) | Ujigami Jinja (宇治上神社)(Japanese)
Kyo-o-gokokuji (Toji) (教王護国寺 (東寺))(Japanese) | Daigoji(醍醐寺)(Japanese)
Enryakuji (延暦寺)(Japanese) | Ninnaji(仁和寺)(Japanese)
Kiyomizudera(清水寺)(Japanese) | Kamigamo Jinja(賀茂別雷神社 (上賀茂神社))(Japanese)
Shimogamo Jinja(賀茂御祖神社(下鴨神社))(Japanese) | Kozanji(高山寺)(Japanese)
Saihoji(西芳寺 (苔寺)) | (天龍寺)(Japanese) | Ryoanji(龍安寺)(Japanese)
Nishihonganji(西本願寺)(Japanese) | Nijojo(二条城)(Japanese)

Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

Nara

todai-ji

Todaiji

Todaiji (東大寺(Japanese) | Kofukuji (興福寺(Japanese) | Kasuga taisya (春日大社(Japanese) | Gangoji (元興寺(Japanese) | Yakushiji (薬師寺(Japanese) | Tosyodaiji (唐招提寺(Japanese) | Heijokyu (平城宮跡(Japanese) | Kasugayama Primeval Forest (春日山原始林)

Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

Nara

Horyuji

Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

Wakayama

kumano-kodo

Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

Yoshino/ Omine

Mount Yoshino | Yoshino mikumari jinja(吉野水分神社(Japanese) | Kimpu Jinja (金峯神社(Japanese) | Kimpusenji | Yoshimizu Jinja | O-minesanji

Kumano Sanzan

Kumano Hongu Jinja (熊野本宮大社(Japanese) | Kumano Hayatama Taisya (熊野速玉大社(Japanese) | Kumano Nachi Taisya (熊野那智大社(Japanese) | Seigantoji | Nachi Falls | Nachi Primeval Forest(那智原始林) | Fudarakusan-ji(補陀洛山寺)

Koyasan

Niutsuhime Jinja | Kongobuji (金剛峯寺(Japanese) | Kongo-sanmaiin(金剛三昧院)
Jisonin (慈尊院)
Niukansyobu Jinja (丹生官省符神社)

Pilgrimage Routes

Kumano Sankeimichi(Kumano Kodo)(Nakahechi (中辺路(Japanese)(「Yunomine Onsen Tsuboyu (湯の峰温泉)」・「Kumano river (熊野川)」) | Kohechi (小辺路) | Ohechi (大辺路)
Iseji (伊勢路)(「Hananoiwaya Jinja (花窟神社)」・「Shichiri mihama (七里御浜)」・「Onigajo (鬼ヶ城)」・「Shishiiwa (獅子岩(Japanese)」))
Omine Okugakemichi (大峯奥駈道) (「Tamaki Jinja (玉置神社)」)| Koyasan choishimichi (高野山町石道)

小辺路 大峯奥駈道
玉置神社 伊勢路 馬越峠

Itsukushima Shrine

Hiroshima

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

Hiroshima

world heritage in Japan

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)(Japanese)

Himeji-jo (Castle)

Hyogo

world heritage in Japan

Himeji-jo (Castle)

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape

Shimane

Iwami Ginzan

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape

Yakushima

Kagoshima

Yakushima

Yakushima

Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

Okinawa

world heritage in Japan

Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

Nakijin castle site (今帰仁城跡(Japanese) | Zakimi castle site (座喜味城跡(Japanese) | Katsuren castle site (勝連城跡(Japanese)
Nakagusuku castle site (中城城跡(Japanese) | Syuri castle site (首里城跡(Japanese) | Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon (園比屋武御嶽石門(Japanese) | Tamaudon (玉陵(Japanese) | Shikinaen (識名園(Japanese) | Seifa utaki (斎場御嶽(Japanese)

Hiraizumi -- Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land

Iwate

   
Hiraizumi

Hiraizumi

   

Chusonji (中尊寺 (Japanese) | Motsuji (毛越寺(Japanese) | Muryokoin (無量光院跡(Japanese) | Knjizaioin (観自在王院跡(Japanese) | Kinkeizan (金鶏山)

     

Ogasawara Islands

Tokyo

Ogasawara

Ogasawara Kofuji (最南端の郷土富士(Japanese) | John Beach (ジョン・ビーチ (Japanese)

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Properties submitted on the Tentative List

Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura

Cultural 1992

Kamakura

Hikone-Jo (castle)

Cultural 1992

   
Hikone-Jo (castle)
 

Asuka-Fujiwara: Archaeological sites of Japan’s Ancient Capitals and Related Properties

Cultural 2007

Asuka

Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki

Cultural 2007

 
Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki

Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki (長崎の教会群とキリスト教遺跡群 (Japanese)

Fujisan

Cultural 2007

 
Fujisan

Mount Fuji (富士山 (Japanese)

The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage

Cultural 2007

The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage

Main Building of the National Museum of Western Art

Cultural 2007

Fujisan
       

Jo-mon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaido-, Northern To-hoku, and other regions

 

Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters

Okinoshima Island and Related Sites in Munakata Region

Munakata Taisha Munakata Taisha

Munakata Taisha

The Modern Industrial Heritage Sites in Kyu-shu and Yamaguchi

The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines

Sado
   

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