Kinkakuji is the most famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto and probably Japan. Also known as the Golden Pavilion, it is literally covered in gold leaf and is surrounded by beautiful Japanese gardens. Kinkakuji is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site forming part of 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.
Kamigamo Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kamigamo Shrine and Shimogamo Shrine are a pair of shrines in Kyoto.