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Japan World Heritage Sites

This is a listing of Japan's World Heritage Sites.

Cultural Sites :
Natural Sites :

Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

Location:
Sites:
Multi sites
Inscription Year:
1993

Hokiji Temple

Horyuji Temple

Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration

Location:
Sites:
Multi sites
Inscription Year:
2013

Mt Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture

Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture

Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture

Former House of Togawa Family, Fujiyoshida City Shizuoka Prefecture

Gusuku Sites and related properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

Location:
Sites:
Multi sites
Inscription Year:
2000

Shurijo Castle Seiden, Shurijo Castle Park, Naha City

Okinawa Shurijo Castle Seiden, Shurijo Castle Park, Naha City

Houshinmon, Shurijo Castle Park, Naha City

Kankaimon, Shurijo Castle Park, Naha City

Sonohyan-utaki Stone Gate, Shurijo Castle Park, Naha City

Shureimon, Shurijo Castle Park, Naha City

Shikinaen Royal Garden, Naha City

Shikinaen Royal Garden, Naha City

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nago City

10 mins car ride from Ocean Expo Park.

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nago City

10 mins car ride from Ocean Expo Park.

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nago City

10 mins car ride from Ocean Expo Park.

Tamaudun Mausoleum, Naha City

The royal Mausoleum of the 2nd Sho Dynasty.

Himeji-jo

Location:
Sites:
Single site
Inscription Year:
1993

Castle

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

Location:
Sites:
Single site
Inscription Year:
1996

A-Bomb Dome

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

Location:
Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities
Sites:
Multi sites
Inscription Year:
1994

Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto city

Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto city

To-ji Temple, Kyoto city

Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

Location:
Nara city
Sites:
Multi sites
Inscription Year:
1998

Todaji Temple

The temple houses the world largest bronze statue of Buddha Vairocana.

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Location:
Sites:
Multi sites
Inscription Year:
1995

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

Location:
Sites:
Single site
Inscription Year:
1996

Otorii Gate

Itsukushima Shrine

Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining

Location:
Sites:
Multi sites
Inscription Year:
2015

Former Foreign Engineer's Residence, Kagoshima City

Residence of 7 english engineers who worked in the spinning mill a the end of Edo period.

Former site of the Shuseikan, Kagoshima City

The site where industrisation took pace in Japan.

Former site of reverberatory furnance, Kagoshima City

The furnance was used for melting iron to make cannon barrels.

Glover House, Nagasaki City

The house of Thomas Blake Glover who played a role in modernization of shipbuilding, coal mining and other industrialisation in Japan.

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