Information and Culture
World Heritage in Japan

June 26, 2014
Japanese

  • (* Item numbers shown in blue (1,2,5-12,14,16-18) are properties of Cultural Heritage. Item numbers shown in pink (3,4,13,15) are properties of Natural Heritage.)
    (* Item numbers shown in blue (1,2,5-12,14,16-18) are
    properties of Cultural Heritage.
    Item numbers shown in pink (3,4,13,15) are
    properties of Natural Heritage.)

Japanese Properties on the Tentative List (11 properties as of June 2014)

  • 1. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (1992)
  • 2. Hikone-Jo (castle) (1992)
  • 3. Asuka-Fujiwara: Archeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties (2007)
  • 4. Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki (2007)
  • 5. the National Museum of Western Art (2007)
  • 6. Jomon Archaeological sites in Hokkaido, Northern Tohoku, and other regions (2009)
  • 7. The Modern Industrial Heritage Sites in Kyushu and Yamaguchi (2009)
  • 8. Okinoshima Island and Related Sites in the Munakata Region (2009)
  • 9. The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (2010)
  • 10. Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tunulus Clusters (2010)
  • 11. Hiraizumi-Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land (extension)(2012)

* One of the properties included in the "Architectural Works of Le Corbusier, an outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement" which have been jointly submitted by six countries including Japan. The WH Committee voted in 2011 to postpone the registration of this property.

* For more information about Cultural Heritage, please visit Cultural Heritage Onlineother site.