A further eight sites and one site extension have been submitted for future inscription and are currently on the tentative list as of 2017. Registered as a unesco world heritage site in 2014 tomioka silk mill and related sites serves as both a symbol of japans exchange with the world and as a result technological innovation.
The historic villages of shirakawa go and gokayama are one of japans unesco world heritage sites.
Listed in 1994 seventeen structures make up this heritage site including kinkaku ji byodo in and kiyomizu dera. Japan accepted the unesco world heritage convention on 30 june 1992. Japan is a country saturated with culture nature and amazing heritage.
Ogimachi ainokura and suganuma as they are the only remaining examples of the famed steep roof houses in the whole of japanthe picturesque houses designed to withstand weight snow drifts and aid in the production of mulberry leaves and. Unesco expresses solidarity with japan as fire rips through world heritage site in okinawa thursday 31 october 2019 seven cultural sites inscribed on unescos world heritage list saturday 6 july 2019 decisions adopted by ashgabat silk roads coordinating committee tuesday 29 january 2019. About unesco world heritage sites in japan.
Here are 10 of the unesco world heritage sites in japan you definitely have to visit in your lifetime. There is a total of 21 unesco world heritage sites registered in japan currently as of july 2017 17 cultural and 4 natural. Nineteen cultural sites and four natural sites.
There are currently 23 unesco world heritage sites in japan. Monuments of ancient kyoto. Designated as world heritage sites the areas of shirakawago and gokayama are comprised of three towns.
The 23 sites listed consist of 19 cultural sites and 4 natural sites. Buddhist monuments in the horyu ji area 1993 a total of 48 buddhist monuments can be found in the horyu ji area within the nara prefecture. Some of kyoto finest sites are not on the list including fushimi inari taisha shrine and nanzen ji temple.
Japans modernization started when it opened its doors to the world in the late 19th century.