UNESCO World Heritage of Japan
As of August 1, 2011



Acceptance of the World Heritage Convention June30,1992
Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List 16
 Natural 4 Prefecture Year
 Shirakami-Sanchi AomoriAkita 1993
 Yakushima Kagoshima 1993
 Shiretoko Hokkaido 2005
 Ogasawara Islands Tokyo 2011
 Cultural 12 Prefecture Year
 Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area Nara 1993
 Himeji-jo Hyogo 1993
 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
  (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
KyotoShiga 1994
 Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama ToyamaGifu 1995
 tsukushima Shinto Shrine Hiroshima 1996
 Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) Hiroshima 1996
 Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara Nara 1998
 Shrines and Temples of Nikko Tochigi 1999
 Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of
  the Kingdom of Ryukyu
Okinawa 2000
 Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes
  in the Kii Mountain Range
MieNaraWakayama 2004
 Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and
  its Cultural Landscape
Shimane 2007
 Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi Iwate 2011
Properties submitted on the Tentative List 12
 Temples, Shrines and other structures of
  Ancient Kamakura
Kanagawa 1992
 Hikone-Jo (castle) Shiga 1992
 The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage Gunma 2007
 Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki Nagasaki 2007
 Asuka-Fujiwara: Archaeological sites of
  Japan’s Ancient Capitals and   Related Properties
Nara 2007
 Fujisan YamanashiShizuoka 2007
 Main Building of the National Museum of Western Art Tokyo 2007
 Jômon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidô, Northern Tôhoku,
  and other regions
HokkaidoAomoriAkitaIwate 2009
 The Modern Industrial Heritage Sites in Kyûshû and Yamaguchi KagoshimaFukuokaSagaKumamotoNagasakiYamaguchi 2009
 Okinoshima Island and Related Sites in Munakata Region Fukuoka 2009
 Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters (2010) Osaka 2010
 The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (2010) Niigata 2010

 (Source)UNESCO World Heritage Centre
      47 Prefectual Governments in Japan







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