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UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Japan

There are over 70 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan from the 20 UNESCO World Heritage Listings. These UNESCO World Heritage sites include both cultural and natural listings. Many of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Listings are made up of multiple sites, such as the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) listing which consists of seventeen individual cultural sites.

Some of the most well known UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan include Mount Fuji, the famous temples of Kyoto, the historic sites of Nara and Himeji Castle.

  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine

    Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Shingu on coast line of Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture. Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine is part of the three Kumano Shrines which are connected by the pilgrimage route “Kumano Sankeimichi”. Kumano Hayatama Taisha is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms Read more [...]

  • Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine

    Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Tanabe on coast line of Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture. Kumano Hongu Taisha enshrines Kumano Gongen. Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine is part of the three Kumano Shrines which are connected by the pilgrimage route “Kumano Sankeimichi”. Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine is Read more [...]

  • Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine

    Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine is a Shinto Shrine along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in Nachikatuura Wakayama Prefecture. Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine is part of the three Kumano Shrines. Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in Read more [...]

  • Nachi Falls

    Nachi Falls are one of the most famous water falls in Japan and with a drop of 133m they are one of the tallest (Hannoki Falls is 497m). Nachi Falls are in Nachikatuura Wakayama Prefecture.Nachi Falls is closely associated with Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine where a spirit Hiryu Gongen is Read more [...]

  • Fudarakusanji Temple

    Fudarakusanji Temple is Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect, in the Higashimuro District of Wakayama Prefecture. Fudarakusanji Temple features a venerated thousand armed kannon. Fudarakusanji Temple is believed to have been established around the 4th century by Ragyo Shonin, a monk from India. Fudarakusanji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Read more [...]

  • Kongobuji Temple

    Kongobuji Temple is famous for its rock garden, which is Japan’s largest covering 2340 square metres. This garden and those surrounding the temple are particularly famous for their orange and red Autumn leaves. Kongobuji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is the head temple of the Koyasan Shingon Buddhism sect Read more [...]