About World Heritage

Japanese Properties Inscribed on the World Heritage List

18 properties are included to the World Heritage List in Japan.

Cultural Heritage 14 sites

Natural Heritage 4 sites

  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 1993
    Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Temple Area
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 1993
    Himeji-jo Castle
  • Natural Heritage
    Added in 1993
    Shirakami-Sanchi
  • Natural Heritage
    Added in 1993
    Yakushima Island
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 1994
    Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 1995
    Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 1996
    Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 1996
    Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 1998
    Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara [Kyoto・Uji・Ootsu]
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 1999
    Shrines and Temples of Nikko
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 2000
    Gesuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 2004
    Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
  • Natural Heritage
    Added in 2005
    Shiretoko
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 2007
    Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
  • Natural Heritage
    Added in 2011
    Ogasawara Islands
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 2011
    Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 2013
    FUJISAN
  • Cultural Heritage
    Added in 2014
    Tomioka Silk Mill

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