There are a total of 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan (13 cultural, 4 natural).
The Mt.Fuji area was added in June 2013.
In the list below, each is linked to its description on the official website unesco.org (opens in new window).
- Buddhist monuments in the Horyu-ji area
- Himeji Castle
- Historic monuments of ancient Kyoto
- Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (Miyajima)
- Historic Monuments of ancient Nara
- Shrines and Temples of Nikko
- Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (Okinawa)
- Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
- Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido
- Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
- Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
- Ogasawara Islands
Added in 2013:
- Fujisan – sacred place and source of artistic inspiration