All World Heritage in Nara

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.

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    Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara, which is famous for being the world’s largest wooden building, which houses Japan’s largest statue of Buddha and the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha. Todaiji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Read more [...]

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    Toshodaiji Temple

    Toshodaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara, that is the head temple in Japan of the Ritsu-shi sect of Buddhism. Toshodaiji Temple has many buildings dating back to 759 that are National Treasures. Toshodaiji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monuments of Read more [...]

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    Yakushiji Temple

    Yakushiji Temple is one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan, in Nara. Yakushiji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara” listing.

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    Kofukuji Temple

    Kofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara. Kofukuji Temple is a large temple complex featuring two pagodas plus many National Tresures and Important Cultural Properties. Kofukuji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara” listing.

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    Kasuga Taisha Shrine

    Kasuga Taisha Shrine is the head shrine for around 3,000 Kasuga Shrines throughout Japan and is within Nara Park, Nara. Kasuga Taisha Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara” listing.

  • Kasugayama Primeval Forest

    Kasugayama Primeval Forest is on the hills to the east of Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Listing of ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.’

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    Heijo Palace

    Heijo Palace was the former Imperial Palace during the Nara Period, when Nara was the capital of Japan. Today little remains above the ground of the original buildings and there is now a reconstruction of Suzakumon (gate) to the palace. Heijo Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms Read more [...]

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    Gangoji Temple

    Gangoji Temple is a Buddhist temple was established in 588 as part of Asuka-dera. In 718 it was moved to Nara and became one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara. Gangoji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara” listing.