Japan "UNESCO" World Heritage - Summary List

May 1, 2015

Cultural:

  • Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area (1993)  - Nara 

  • Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration (2013) - Shizuoka / Yamanashi

  • Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (2000) - Okinawa

  • Himeji-jo (1993) - Hyogo

  • Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land (2011) - Iwate

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) (1996) - Hiroshima

  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) (1994) - Kyoto

  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara (1998) - Nara

  • Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (1995) - Gifu

  • Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (1996) - Hiroshima

  • Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape (2007) - Shimane 

  • Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range (2004) - Wakayama

  • Shrines and Temples of Nikko (1999) - Tochigi

  • Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites (2014) - Toyama

Natural

  • Ogasawara Islands (2011) -  under Tokyo 

  • Shirakami-Sanchi (1993) - Akita / Aomori

  • Shiretoko (2005) - Hokkaido

  • Yakushima (1993) - Kagoshima

     

     

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