Arafune Cold Storage is a historic facility associated with the silk industry, sericultural, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. The facility built between 1905 and 1914 uses cold air flowing from underground to keep the air in each of its three chambers at the correct temperature. Read more [...]
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.
Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm is a famous historic farmhouse of a new design that was opimized for the production of sink. The farmhouse built in 1863 by Yahei Tajima, featured a new design with a raised tiled roof over a two story building that allowed better ventilation. This was an Read more [...]
Takayama-sha Sericulture School is a famous historic school associated with the silk industry, sericultural, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. In 1890 Chogoro Takayama developed the modern sericultural technique, seion-iku, based on temperature and humidity control via ventilation management. In 1891 the Takayama-sha Sericulture School was Read more [...]
Tomioka Silk Mill is a historic silk mill that was the first in Japan to use mass production techniques based on imported French technology. This UNESCO World Heritage site exhibits the fully integrate industry approach that early Meiji Period Government had wished to develop, with the nearby Tajima Yahei Sericulture Read more [...]