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Ryoanji Temple Kyoto

Ryoanji Temple Kyoto

Ryoanji Temple is a temple established by the Muromachi period, Hosokawa Katsumoto. The famous Karesansui Garden has a simple structure and leaves the historical backdrop of the time when Zen culture flourished at that time.When Queen Elizabeth of England came…

Nikko Toshogu Shrine – Tochigi

Nikko Toshogu Shrine – Tochigi

World heritage representing Japan “Shrines and Temples of Nikko”. Among them, the most famous “Nikko Toshogu Shrine” is a shrine where Ieyasu Tokugawa was settled, and the existing group of shrines had been mostly rebuilt by the 3rd Shogun Iemitsu…

Horyu-ji Temple – Nara

Horyu-ji Temple – Nara

Horyuji is a treasure trove of cultural properties.Not only was Horyuji itself as a temple designated as a World Cultural Heritage in December 1993, but of the 125 buildings built within the precincts, 17 national treasures and 35 important cultural…

Himeji Castle ( Himeji-jo ) – Hyogo

Himeji Castle ( Himeji-jo ) – Hyogo

National Treasure Himeji Castle, together with Horyuji Temple of Nara, became the first world cultural heritage in Japan in December 1993.It is characterized by a interconnected-style tower that has bright white walls made of white stucco, and 5 layer 7-story…

Hiraizumi – Iwate

Hiraizumi – Iwate

Hiraizumi continued its development for about 100 years in the late Heian period.Hiraizumi’s temples and gardens made based on Pure Land philosophies of the Heian era were registered as World Cultural Heritage in 2011.Among them, Chusonji and Motsuji are famous….

Shiretoko National Park – Hokkaido

Shiretoko National Park – Hokkaido

Shiretoko has a rich marine ecosystem and a highly primitive land ecosystem due to the influence of drift ice, it is an important habitat such as rare species and marine mammals around the world. It was evaluated and registered on…

Shirakami Sanchi – Akita, Aomori

Shirakami Sanchi – Akita, Aomori

Shirakami Sanchi is a generic term for the vast mountain range covering about 130,000 ha across the northwest part of Akita Prefecture and the southwest part of Aomori Prefecture.Here, the largest unprecedented beech forest in the world, which is rarely…

Ogasawara Islands – Tokyo

Ogasawara Islands – Tokyo

Ogasawara Islands consists of more than 30 subtropical islands about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo Bay. Civilians live only in Chichijima and Hahajima with the population of about 2500 people.It was remoted island far from the continent, and the number…

Koyasan Okunoin – Wakayama

Koyasan Okunoin – Wakayama

Koyasan is the head temple of Shingon sect in Wakayama prefecture.There are more historical figures, lord of the whole country, tomb of the Daimyo, rare grave, monument tower. It is said that more than 60% of Sengoku Daimyo is buried…

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