List of Special Places of Scenic Beauty, Special Historic Sites and Special Natural Monuments

Last updated

To protect Japan's cultural heritage, the country's government selects through the Agency for Cultural Affairs important items and designates them as Cultural Properties under the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. Designated items are classified in a number of categories, one of which is Monuments (記念物, kinenbutsu). This category includes historic locations such as shell mounds, ancient tombs, sites of palaces, sites of forts or castles, monumental dwelling houses and other sites of high historical or scientific value; gardens, bridges, gorges, mountains, and other places of great scenic beauty; and natural features such as animals, plants, and geological or mineral formations of high scientific value. [1] [2]

Contents

The government further designates "significant" monuments classifying them in three categories: Historic Sites (史跡, shiseki), Places of Scenic Beauty (名勝, meishō), and Natural Monuments (天然記念物, tennen kinenbutsu). Items of particularly high significance receive higher classifications: Special Historic Sites (特別史跡, tokubetsu shiseki), Special Places of Scenic Beauty (特別名勝, tokubetsu meishō), and Special Natural Monuments (特別天然記念物, tokubetsu tennen kinenbutsu) respectively. As of November 20, 2020 there are 1,034 Natural Monuments, 1859 Historic Sites, 425 Places of Scenic Beauty, 75 Special Natural Monuments, 36 Special Places of Scenic Beauty and 63 Special Historic Sites. [3]

Since a single item can fall under more than one of these categories, the total number of sites is less than the sum of designations.

Criteria

The Agency for Cultural Affairs designates monuments based on a number of criteria. A monument can be designated based on more than one of these criteria: [4]

Places of Scenic Beauty and Special Places of Scenic Beauty

Location of Special Places of Scenic Beauty. Special Places of Scenic Beauty-Japan.svg
Location of Special Places of Scenic Beauty.
  1. Parks and gardens
  2. Bridges and embankments
  3. Flowering trees, flowering grass, autumn colors, green trees and other places of dense growth
  4. Places inhabited by birds and wild animals, fish/insects and others
  5. Rocks, caves
  6. Ravines, gorges, waterfalls, mountain streams, abysses
  7. Lakes, marshes, wetlands, floating islands, springs
  8. Sand dunes, spits, seasides, islands
  9. Volcanoes, onsen
  10. Mountains, hills, plateaus, plains, rivers
  11. Viewpoints

Historic Sites and Special Historic Sites

  1. Shell mounds, settlement ruins, kofun, other historic ruins of this type
  2. Ruins of fortified towns, castles, government administration offices, old battlefields and other historic ruins related to politics or government
  3. Remains of shrines and temples, former compound grounds and other historic ruins related to religion
  4. Schools, research institutions, cultural facilities and other historic ruins related to education, learning or culture
  5. Medical care and welfare facilities, life related institution, other society and life related historic ruins
  6. Transport and communication facilities, forest conservation and flood control facilities, manufacture facilities and other historic sites related to finance or manufacture activities
  7. Graves and stone monuments with inscriptions
  8. Former residences, gardens, ponds and other areas of particular historical significance
  9. Ruins related to foreign countries or foreigners

Natural Monuments and Special Natural Monuments

  1. Animals
    1. Well-known animals peculiar to Japan and their habitat
    2. Animals which are not peculiar to Japan, but need to be preserved as well-known characteristic Japanese animals, and their habitat
    3. Animals or animal groups peculiar to Japan within their natural environment
    4. Domestic animals peculiar to Japan
    5. Well-known imported animals presently in a wild state, with the exception of domestic animals; their habitat
    6. Particularly valuable animal specimen
  2. Plants, vegetation
    1. Old trees of historic interest, gigantic trees, old trees, deformed trees, cultivated pulpwood, roadside trees, shrine forests
    2. Representative primeval forests, rare forest flora
    3. Representative alpine plants, special clusters of plants on rock ground
    4. Representative clusters of waste land plants
    5. Representative examples of coastal and sand ground vegetation
    6. Representative examples of areas of peat forming plants
    7. Clusters of plants growing in caves or grottoes
    8. Rare water plants in garden ponds, onsen, lakes, marshes, streams, sea, etc.; algae, moss, microbes, etc.
    9. Remarkable occurrence of epiphytic plants on rocks, trees or shrubs
    10. Remarkable plant growth on marginal land
    11. Remarkable growth in the wild of crop plants
    12. Wild habitat of rare or near extinct plants
  3. Geological and mineralogical features
    1. Rocks, mineral and fossil producing sites
    2. Conformable and unconformable strata
    3. Fold and thrust strata
    4. Geological features caused by the work of living creatures
    5. Phenomena related to earthquake dislocation and landmass motion
    6. Caves, grottoes
    7. Examples of rock organization
    8. Onsen and their sediments
    9. Erosion and weathering related phenomena
    10. Fumaroles and other items related to volcanic activity
    11. Ice and frost related phenomena
    12. Particularly precious rock, mineral and fossil specimen
  4. Representative territories rich in natural monuments to be protected (Natural Protected Areas)

Usage

The table's columns (except for Remarks and Photo) are sortable pressing the arrows symbols. The following gives an overview of what is included in the table and how the sorting works.

  • sorts as "prefecture-name town-name"

Special Places of Scenic Beauty, Special Historic Sites, Special Natural Monuments

NameSpecial Place of Scenic BeautySpecial Historic SiteSpecial Natural MonumentRemarksLocationPhoto
Mōtsū-ji garden (毛越寺庭園, mōtsūji teien) [5] 1
Hiraizumi, Iwate
38°59′16.31″N141°6′28.98″E / 38.9878639°N 141.1080500°E / 38.9878639; 141.1080500
Oizumi ga ike.jpg
Matsushima (松島)8, 11
One of the Three Views of Japan Shiogama, Shichigahama, Rifu, Matsushima, Higashimatsushima, Miyagi
38°21′59.13″N141°4′27.87″E / 38.3664250°N 141.0744083°E / 38.3664250; 141.0744083
Matsushima miyagi z.JPG
Hamarikyu Gardens (旧浜離宮庭園, kyū hamarikyū teien) [6] 12,8
Tokyo
35°39′35.3″N139°45′46.5″E / 35.659806°N 139.762917°E / 35.659806; 139.762917
Hamarikyu Garden as seen from Shiodome.jpg
Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden (小石川後楽園, koishikawa kōrakuen) [7] 18
Tokyo
35°42′19.63″N139°44′57.37″E / 35.7054528°N 139.7492694°E / 35.7054528; 139.7492694
Koishikawa Korakuen (2008.09).JPG
Rikugi-en (六義園) [8] 1
Tokyo
35°43′58.66″N139°44′47.48″E / 35.7329611°N 139.7465222°E / 35.7329611; 139.7465222
Rikugien-10-2009-fujishirotoge02.jpg
Kurobe Gorge with Sarutobi Gorge and Mount Okukane (黒部峡谷 附 猿飛ならびに奥鐘山, kurobekyōkoku tsuketari sarutobi narabini okukaneyama)6
4 Tateyama, Kurobe, Toyama
36°37′23.18″N137°41′11.4″E / 36.6231056°N 137.686500°E / 36.6231056; 137.686500
Kurobe kyokoku view from Kurobe Dam.jpg
Kenroku-en (兼六園) [9] 1
One of the Three Great Gardens of Japan Kanazawa, Ishikawa
36°33′43.5″N136°39′44.99″E / 36.562083°N 136.6624972°E / 36.562083; 136.6624972
Kenrokuen01-r.jpg
Ichijōdani Asakura Family Gardens (一乗谷朝倉氏庭園, Ichijōdani Asakura-shi teien)1
The ruins at the same site are a Special Historic Site. Fukui, Fukui
35°59′57.95″N136°17′43.52″E / 35.9994306°N 136.2954222°E / 35.9994306; 136.2954222
Suwa Yakata-ato Garden of Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins01s3s4592.jpg
Mitake Shōsenkyō Gorge (御嶽昇仙峡, mitake shōsenkyō) [10] 5, 6
Kōfu and Kai, Yamanashi
35°44′41.64″N138°33′59.29″E / 35.7449000°N 138.5664694°E / 35.7449000; 138.5664694
Shosenkyo 02.jpg
Kamikōchi (上高地) [11] 6
4 Matsumoto, Nagano
36°14′24.93″N137°37′27.07″E / 36.2402583°N 137.6241861°E / 36.2402583; 137.6241861
Kamikouchi.JPG
Konchi-in Garden (金地院庭園, konchiin teien)1
Kyoto, Kyoto
35°0′38.29″N135°47′24.02″E / 35.0106361°N 135.7900056°E / 35.0106361; 135.7900056
Crane and Turtle Garden - Konchi-in - IMG 5205.JPG
Jishō-ji ( Ginkaku-ji ) Garden (慈照寺(銀閣寺)庭園, jishō-ji (ginkaku-ji) teien) [12] 18
Kyoto, Kyoto
35°1′35.78″N135°47′54.31″E / 35.0266056°N 135.7984194°E / 35.0266056; 135.7984194
Ginkaku-Ji 2009-5-21.jpg
Rokuon-ji ( Kinkaku-ji ) Garden (鹿苑寺(金閣寺)庭園, rokuon-ji (kinkaku-ji) teien) [13] 18
Kyoto, Kyoto
35°2′21.38″N135°43′43.33″E / 35.0392722°N 135.7287028°E / 35.0392722; 135.7287028
Kinkakuji 2004-09-21.jpg
Jōruri-ji Garden (浄瑠璃寺庭園, jōruri-ji teien)1
Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kizugawa, Kyoto
34°42′56.16″N135°52′22.8″E / 34.7156000°N 135.873000°E / 34.7156000; 135.873000
Joruriji Hondo.jpg
Saihō-ji Garden (西芳寺庭園, saihō-ji teien) [14] 1
Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto, Kyoto
34°59′32.5″N135°41′3.81″E / 34.992361°N 135.6843917°E / 34.992361; 135.6843917
Saihouji-kokedera01.jpg
Daisen-in Shoin Garden (大仙院書院庭園, daisenin shoin teien) [15] 1
Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto, Kyoto
35°2′40.66″N135°44′45.01″E / 35.0446278°N 135.7458361°E / 35.0446278; 135.7458361
Daisen-in2.jpg
Daitoku-ji Hōjō Garden (大徳寺方丈庭園, daitokuji hōjō teien)1
Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto, Kyoto
35°2′40.66″N135°44′45.01″E / 35.0446278°N 135.7458361°E / 35.0446278; 135.7458361
Daitokuji garden 217494652 73050b992a o.jpg
Daigo-ji Sanbō-in Garden (醍醐寺三宝院庭園, daigoji sanbōin teien) [16] 18
Kyoto, Kyoto
34°57′6.78″N135°49′10.2″E / 34.9518833°N 135.819500°E / 34.9518833; 135.819500
Z cyklu Kouzlo japonskych zahrad - Samboin, Kjoto (1981).jpg
Amanohashidate (天橋立) [17] 3, 8, 11
One of the Three Views of Japan Miyazu, Kyoto
35°34′12.02″N135°11′30.59″E / 35.5700056°N 135.1918306°E / 35.5700056; 135.1918306
Amanohashidate 2008-8-13.jpg
Tenryū-ji Garden (天龍寺庭園, tenryū-ji teien) [18] 1
Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto, Kyoto
35°0′56.68″N135°40′23.53″E / 35.0157444°N 135.6732028°E / 35.0157444; 135.6732028
Tenryuji Kyoto01n4500.jpg
Nijō Castle Ninomaru Palace Gardens (二条城二之丸庭園, nijōjō ninomaru teien) [19] 1
Kyoto, Kyoto
35°0′48.27″N135°44′57.22″E / 35.0134083°N 135.7492278°E / 35.0134083; 135.7492278
Nijo Castle J09 44.jpg
Hōkongō-in Seijo no taki waterfall and Mount Goisan (法金剛院青女滝 附 五位山, hōkongōin seijo no taki tsuketari goisan)1, 10
Kyoto, Kyoto
35°1′11.77″N135°42′59.03″E / 35.0199361°N 135.7163972°E / 35.0199361; 135.7163972
Hokongoin Kyoto06s3s4592.jpg
Hongan-ji Ōshoin Garden (本願寺大書院庭園, honganji ōshoin teien)1
Also a historic site (hist-crit: 8) Kyoto, Kyoto
34°59′27.37″N135°45′4.47″E / 34.9909361°N 135.7512417°E / 34.9909361; 135.7512417
Ryōan-ji Hōjō Garden (龍安寺方丈庭園, ryōanji hōjō teien)1
Also a historic site (hist-crit: 8) Kyoto, Kyoto
35°2′3.81″N135°43′5.42″E / 35.0343917°N 135.7181722°E / 35.0343917; 135.7181722
Kyoto-Ryoan-Ji MG 4512.jpg
Garden at the Eastern Heijō Palace (平城宮東院庭園, Heijō-kyū tōin teien) [20] 1
Reconstruction of an 8th-century Imperial Palace Garden with ponds and pebble shore Nara, Nara
34°41′28″N135°47′44″E / 34.69111°N 135.79556°E / 34.69111; 135.79556
Heijyokyo Tointeien Plaza.jpg
Heijō-kyō Sakyō Sanjō Nibō Palace Garden (平城京左京三条二坊宮跡庭園, heijōkyō sakyō sanjō nibō miyaato teien) [21] 12, 8
The ruins at the same site are a Special Historic Site. Nara, Nara
34°41′1.45″N135°48′8.44″E / 34.6837361°N 135.8023444°E / 34.6837361; 135.8023444
Okayama Kōraku-en (岡山後楽園, okayama kōrakuen) [22] 1
One of the Three Great Gardens of Japan Okayama, Okayama
34°40′3.94″N133°56′7.78″E / 34.6677611°N 133.9354944°E / 34.6677611; 133.9354944
Korakuen Okayama35s4bs3872.jpg
Itsukushima (厳島) [23] 82,3
Includes one of the Three Views of Japan Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
34°17′1.99″N132°19′5.9″E / 34.2838861°N 132.318306°E / 34.2838861; 132.318306
Miyajima Island.jpg
Sandan-kyō ravine (三段峡, sandan-kyō)3,5,6
Akiōta, Hiroshima
34°37′28.85″N132°11′8.97″E / 34.6246806°N 132.1858250°E / 34.6246806; 132.1858250
Sandankyo Hiroshima Japan 021026.JPG
Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園, ritsurin kōen) [24] 1
Takamatsu, Kagawa
34°19′39.2″N134°2′35.76″E / 34.327556°N 134.0432667°E / 34.327556; 134.0432667
Ritsurin park16s3200.jpg
Nijinomatsubara (虹の松原) [25] 3,9
Karatsu, Saga
33°26′35.99″N130°0′34.37″E / 33.4433306°N 130.0095472°E / 33.4433306; 130.0095472
Nijinomatsubara.jpg
Mount Unzen (雲仙岳, unzendake)1, 3, 9, 10
Shimabara, Nagasaki
32°45′37.54″N130°17′31.25″E / 32.7604278°N 130.2920139°E / 32.7604278; 130.2920139
Fugendake 04.JPG
Shikinaen Garden (識名園, shikinaen)1
Naha, Okinawa
26°12′14.1″N127°42′55.32″E / 26.203917°N 127.7153667°E / 26.203917; 127.7153667
Naha Shikinaen17n4272.jpg
Lake Towada and Oirase Mountain Stream (十和田湖および奥入瀬渓流, towadako oyobi oirasekeiryū)6, 7
Also a Natural Monument (4) Towadako, Aomori and Kosaka, Akita
40°28′23.05″N140°52′39.67″E / 40.4730694°N 140.8776861°E / 40.4730694; 140.8776861
Lake Towada from Ohanabe 2008.jpg

Oirase keiryuu.JPG

Dorohacchō Gorge (瀞八丁, dorohacchō)5,6
Also a Natural Monument (3.1) Kumanogawa, Wakayama, Kiwa, Mie and Totsukawa, Nara
33°52′23.24″N135°51′27.43″E / 33.8731222°N 135.8576194°E / 33.8731222; 135.8576194
Matsutakeiwa in Dorokyo.jpg
Mount Fuji (富士山, fujisan)10
Yamanashi, Shizuoka
35°21′28.8″N138°43′51.6″E / 35.358000°N 138.731000°E / 35.358000; 138.731000
Chuurei-tou Fujiyoshida 17025277650 c59733d6ba o.jpg
Goryōkaku site (五稜郭跡, goryōkakuato) [26]
2
Star fort of the Republic of Ezo Hakodate, Hokkaidō
41°47′49.8″N140°45′24.3″E / 41.797167°N 140.756750°E / 41.797167; 140.756750
Hakodate Goryokaku Panorama 1.JPG
Sannai-Maruyama Site (三内丸山遺跡, Sannai Maruyama iseki) [27]
1
Jōmon period archaeological site Aomori, Aomori
40°48′40.24″N140°41′44.3″E / 40.8111778°N 140.695639°E / 40.8111778; 140.695639
SannaiCommun.jpg
Chūson-ji compound (中尊寺境内, chūsonji keidai) [28]
3
Hiraizumi, Iwate
39°0′6.68″N141°6′0.46″E / 39.0018556°N 141.1001278°E / 39.0018556; 141.1001278
Konjikido-Ooido.jpg
Muryōkōin site (無量光院跡, muryōkōinato)
3
Hiraizumi, Iwate
38°59′36.08″N141°6′56.81″E / 38.9933556°N 141.1157806°E / 38.9933556; 141.1157806
Muryokoin ruins Hiraizumi 2007-01-27.jpg
Site of a Chinjusha attached to the Mōtsū-ji compound (毛越寺境内 附 鎮守社跡, mōtsūji keidai tsuketari chinjushaato) [29]
3
Hiraizumi, Iwate
38°59′13.89″N141°6′27.26″E / 38.9871917°N 141.1075722°E / 38.9871917; 141.1075722
Site of a temple attached to the site of the Taga Castle (多賀城跡 附 寺跡, tagajōato tsuketari teraato) [30] [31]
2, 3
Tagajō, Miyagi
38°17′57.54″N140°59′52.41″E / 38.2993167°N 140.9978917°E / 38.2993167; 140.9978917
Tagajo.jpg
Ōyu Stone Circle (大湯環状列石, ōyu kanjō resseki) [32]
1
Kazuno, Akita
40°16′16.96″N140°48′15.06″E / 40.2713778°N 140.8041833°E / 40.2713778; 140.8041833
Oyu-kanjyouretuseki.JPG
Former Kōdōkan School (旧弘道館, kyūkōdōkan) [33]
4
Former school of the Mito Clan, founded in 1841 by Tokugawa Nariaki Mito, Ibaraki
36°22′31.54″N140°28′38.27″E / 36.3754278°N 140.4772972°E / 36.3754278; 140.4772972
Koudoukan.JPG
Hitachi Kokubun-ji site (常陸国分寺跡, hitachi kokubunjiato) [34]
3
Ishioka, Ibaraki
36°11′48.17″N140°16′25.38″E / 36.1967139°N 140.2737167°E / 36.1967139; 140.2737167
Hitachi Kokubun Nunnery site (常陸国分尼寺跡, hitachi kokubun nijiato) [35]
3
Ishioka, Ibaraki
36°12′6.18″N140°16′3.25″E / 36.2017167°N 140.2675694°E / 36.2017167; 140.2675694
Ōya Magaibutsu (大谷磨崖仏, ōya magaibutsu)
3
Stone reliefs of Buddhist deities in a cave Utsunomiya, Tochigi
36°35′46.35″N139°49′16.94″E / 36.5962083°N 139.8213722°E / 36.5962083; 139.8213722
Cedar Avenue of Nikkō and attached donation monuments (日光杉並木街道 附 並木寄進碑, nikkō suginamiki kaidō tsuketari namiki kishinhi) [36] [37]
62.1Three roads totalling 37 km (23 mi) Nikkō, Imaichi and Kanuma, Tochigi
36°35′46.35″N139°49′16.94″E / 36.5962083°N 139.8213722°E / 36.5962083; 139.8213722
Suginamikikisinhi2.jpg

Suginamikikisinhi4.jpg

Kanaizawa Stele (金井沢碑, kanaizawahi) [38]
3, 7
110 cm (43 in) high stone stele from 726 Takasaki, Gunma
36°17′8.37″N139°0′58.21″E / 36.2856583°N 139.0161694°E / 36.2856583; 139.0161694
Kanaizawa stele.jpg
Yamanoue stele and kofun (山上碑及び古墳, yamanouehi oyobi kofun) [39]
1, 7
Takasaki, Gunma
36°16′37.48″N139°1′40.09″E / 36.2770778°N 139.0278028°E / 36.2770778; 139.0278028
Yamanoue stele.jpg
Tago Stele (多胡碑, tagohi) [40]
2, 7
Takasaki, Gunma
36°15′54.1″N138°59′46.67″E / 36.265028°N 138.9962972°E / 36.265028; 138.9962972
Takogunpi.jpg
Edo Castle site (江戸城跡, edojōato)
2
Tokyo
35°41′8.93″N139°45′23.95″E / 35.6858139°N 139.7566528°E / 35.6858139; 139.7566528
Tokyo Edo Castle base.jpg
Kasori Shell Mound (加曽利貝塚, Kasori Kaizuka) [41]
1
Mid to late Jōmon period shell mound. Largest shell heap in Japan. Wakaba Ward, Chiba, Chiba, Chiba
35°37′24″N140°9′53″E / 35.62333°N 140.16472°E / 35.62333; 140.16472
KasoriKaizuka.jpg
Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruins (一乗谷朝倉氏遺跡, Ichijōdani Asakura-shi iseki) [42]
2, 3, 6, 7, 8
The gardens at the same site are a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Fukui, Fukui
35°59′57.95″N136°17′43.52″E / 35.9994306°N 136.2954222°E / 35.9994306; 136.2954222
Asakura Yakata of Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins02s3s4440.jpg
Togari Ishi Stone Age ruins (尖石石器時代遺跡, togariishi sekkijidai iseki)
1
Jōmon period archaeological site Chino, Nagano
36°0′46.32″N138°13′55.04″E / 36.0128667°N 138.2319556°E / 36.0128667; 138.2319556
Tōtomi Kokubun-ji site (遠江国分寺跡, tōtomi kokubunjiato) [43]
3
Iwata, Shizuoka
34°43′10.45″N137°51′5.75″E / 34.7195694°N 137.8515972°E / 34.7195694; 137.8515972
Arai Barrier site (新居関跡, arainosekiato) [44] [45]
6
Set up by Tokugawa Ieyasu Arai, Shizuoka
34°41′40.99″N137°33′40.82″E / 34.6947194°N 137.5613389°E / 34.6947194; 137.5613389
Araisekisho.JPG
Toro archaeological site (登呂遺跡, toro iseki) [46]
1
Late Yayoi archaeological site Shizuoka, Shizuoka
34°57′22.26″N138°24′29.74″E / 34.9561833°N 138.4082611°E / 34.9561833; 138.4082611
Toro3.jpg
Nagoya Castle site (名古屋城跡, nagoyajōato)
2
Nagoya, Aichi
35°11′5.8″N136°53′58.77″E / 35.184944°N 136.8996583°E / 35.184944; 136.8996583
Nagoya Castle Tower in Spring.jpg
Former residence of Motoori Norinaga (本居宣長旧宅 同 宅跡, Motoori Norinaga kyūtaku dōtakuato) [47]
8
Matsusaka, Mie
34°34′30.9″N136°31′32.94″E / 34.575250°N 136.5258167°E / 34.575250; 136.5258167
Ben Ju Xuan Chang Jiu Zhai .JPG
Azuchi Castle site (安土城跡, azuchijōato)
2
Azuchi and Higashiōmi, Shiga
35°9′21.25″N136°8′21.79″E / 35.1559028°N 136.1393861°E / 35.1559028; 136.1393861
Azuchi.jpg
Hikone Castle site (彦根城跡, hikonejōato)
2
Hikone, Shiga
35°16′35.87″N136°15′9.02″E / 35.2766306°N 136.2525056°E / 35.2766306; 136.2525056
Hikone castle5537.JPG
Osaka Castle site (大坂城跡, osakajōato)
2
Osaka, Osaka
34°41′14.3″N135°31′35.04″E / 34.687306°N 135.5264000°E / 34.687306; 135.5264000
Osaka Castle 02bs3200.jpg
Kudara-dera site (百済寺, kuderaderaato)
3
Hirakata, Osaka
34°48′55.29″N135°39′39.15″E / 34.8153583°N 135.6608750°E / 34.8153583; 135.6608750
Kudara t west tower.jpg
Himeji Castle site (姫路城跡, himejijōato) [48]
2
Himeji, Hyōgo
34°50′18.85″N134°41′34.97″E / 34.8385694°N 134.6930472°E / 34.8385694; 134.6930472
Himeji Castle The Keep Towers.jpg
Kitora Tomb (キトラ古墳, kitora kofun) [49]
1
Asuka, Nara
34°27′5.25″N135°48′18.49″E / 34.4514583°N 135.8051361°E / 34.4514583; 135.8051361
Kitora 201611a.jpg
Takamatsuzuka Tomb (高松塚古墳, takamatsuzuka kofun) [50]
1
Asuka, Nara
34°27′43.94″N135°48′23.2″E / 34.4622056°N 135.806444°E / 34.4622056; 135.806444
Takamatsuzuka 2014.JPG
Yama-dera site (山田寺跡, yamadaderaato) [51]
3
Sakurai, Nara
34°29′4.02″N135°49′48.09″E / 34.4844500°N 135.8300250°E / 34.4844500; 135.8300250
Yamadadera sisekihi01.jpg
Ishibutai Kofun (石舞台古墳) [52]
1
Asuka, Nara
34°28′0.15″N135°49′33.88″E / 34.4667083°N 135.8260778°E / 34.4667083; 135.8260778
Ishibutai-kofun Asuka Nara pref03n4592.jpg
Suyama Kofun (巣山古墳) [53]
1
Kōryō, Nara
34°33′23.06″N135°44′27.63″E / 34.5564056°N 135.7410083°E / 34.5564056; 135.7410083
Suyama kofun stereo.jpg
Fujiwara Palace site (藤原宮跡, fujiwara kyūseki) [54]
2
Palace of the Fujiwara capital Kashihara, Nara
34°30′8.71″N135°48′26.44″E / 34.5024194°N 135.8073444°E / 34.5024194; 135.8073444
Fujiwara-kyo Kashihara Nara pref Japan03bs5.jpg
Monjuin Nishi Kofun (文殊院西古墳) [55]
1
Sakurai, Nara
34°30′13.55″N135°50′33.21″E / 34.5037639°N 135.8425583°E / 34.5037639; 135.8425583
Abe Monjuin Nishi-Kofun01.jpg
Heijō Palace site (平城宮跡, heijō kyūseki) [56]
2
Palace of the Heijō capital; the gardens at the same site are a Special Place of Scenic Beauty Nara, Nara
34°41′28.46″N135°47′42.02″E / 34.6912389°N 135.7950056°E / 34.6912389; 135.7950056
Di Yi Ci Da Ji Dian Qian Ting (Front Courtyard).JPG
Moto Yakushi-ji site (本薬師寺跡, motoyakushijiato) [57]
3
Yakushi-ji of the Fujiwara capital Kashihara, Nara
34°29′33.88″N135°48′0.95″E / 34.4927444°N 135.8002639°E / 34.4927444; 135.8002639
Iwase Senzuka Kofun Group (岩橋千塚古墳群, iwase senzuka kofungun) [58]
1
Wakayama, Wakayama
34°13′33.08″N135°13′38.9″E / 34.2258556°N 135.227472°E / 34.2258556; 135.227472
Dainichiyama No35-20080830.JPG
Sai no Ohai-ji site (斎尾廃寺跡, sainoohaijiato)
3
Tōhaku, Tottori
35°28′53.65″N133°42′41.13″E / 35.4815694°N 133.7114250°E / 35.4815694; 133.7114250
Former Shizutani School with Camelia mound, stone gate, site of the residence of Tsuda Nagatada and tea house (旧閑谷学校 附 椿山石門津田永忠宅跡および黄葉亭, kyūshizutanigakkō tsuketari tsubakiyama sekimon tsudanagatadatakuato oyobi kōyōtei) [59] [60]
4
Bizen, Okayama
34°47′46.77″N134°13′10.23″E / 34.7963250°N 134.2195083°E / 34.7963250; 134.2195083
Tsubakiyama.JPG

Shizutani school stone gate.JPG

Shizutani School Koyotei.JPG

Tsuda Nagatada's residence mark.JPG

Renjuku Fourmer Chazan Kan house (廉塾ならびに菅茶山旧宅, renjuku narabini kansazankyūtaku) [61] [62]
4, 8
Chazan Kan (1748–1827) was a Confucian scholar. Fukuyama, Hiroshima
34°32′41.26″N133°23′4.1″E / 34.5447944°N 133.384472°E / 34.5447944; 133.384472
Sanuki Kokubun-ji site (讃岐国分寺跡, sanuki kokubunjiato) [63]
3
Temple 80 of the Shikoku pilgrimage Takamatsu, Kagawa
34°18′13.18″N133°56′39.65″E / 34.3036611°N 133.9443472°E / 34.3036611; 133.9443472
Sanuki Kokubunji 10.JPG
Ōzuka Kofun (王塚古墳) [64]
1
Keisen, Fukuoka
33°35′19.47″N130°39′49.84″E / 33.5887417°N 130.6638444°E / 33.5887417; 130.6638444
Ozukakofun.jpeg
Mizuki site (水城跡, mizukiato)
2
Low embankment built in 664 by the Dazaifu (大宰府), the imperial office governing Kyūshū, against an invasion from Tang Dynasty China and Korea Dazaifu, Kasuga and Ōnojō, Fukuoka
33°31′2.41″N130°29′28.42″E / 33.5173361°N 130.4912278°E / 33.5173361; 130.4912278
Ruins of Mizuki.jpg
Dazaifu site (大宰府跡, dazaifuato) [65]
2
Ruins of the governmental office with jurisdiction over Kyūshū Dazaifu, Fukuoka
33°30′52.43″N130°30′54.55″E / 33.5145639°N 130.5151528°E / 33.5145639; 130.5151528
Ruin the Tofuro Up200607030320.JPG
Ōnojō Castle Ruins (大野城跡, ōnojōato) [66]
2, 3
Asuka period castle Dazaifu, Umi and Ōnojō, Fukuoka
33°31′16.9″N130°30′54.01″E / 33.521361°N 130.5150028°E / 33.521361; 130.5150028
Oonojou.jpg
Yoshinogari site (吉野ヶ里遺跡, yoshinogari iseki) [67]
1
Yayoi period archaeological site Yoshinogari, Saga
33°19′25.18″N130°23′6.43″E / 33.3236611°N 130.3851194°E / 33.3236611; 130.3851194
YoshinogariDwellings.jpg
Nagoya Castle ruined foundations (名護屋城跡並陣跡, nagoyajōato narabini jinato) [68]
2
Chinzei, Yobuko and Genkai, Saga
33°31′48.65″N129°52′9.75″E / 33.5301806°N 129.8693750°E / 33.5301806; 129.8693750
NagoyaC hommaru.jpg
Kaneda Castle site (金田城跡, kanedajōato) [69]
2
Asuka period mountain castle Tsushima, Nagasaki
34°16′6.07″N129°18′49.69″E / 34.2683528°N 129.3138028°E / 34.2683528; 129.3138028
Haru no Tsuji Site (原の辻遺跡, haru no tsujii seki) [70]
1
Iki, Nagasaki
33°45′48.68″N129°44′55.04″E / 33.7635222°N 129.7486222°E / 33.7635222; 129.7486222
Kumamoto Castle site (熊本城跡, kumamotojōato)
2
Kumamoto, Kumamoto
32°48′20.55″N130°42′21.21″E / 32.8057083°N 130.7058917°E / 32.8057083; 130.7058917
Kumamoto Castle 02n3200.jpg
Usuki Stone Buddhas with five-storied stone pagoda and two gorintō with inscriptions from 1170 and 1172 (臼杵磨崖仏  附 日吉塔、嘉応二年在銘五輪塔  承安二年在銘五輪塔, usuki magaibutsu tsuketari hiyoshitō kaōninenzaimei gorintō jōanninenzaimei gorintō) [71] [72]
3
Usuki, Ōita
33°5′26.18″N131°45′47.04″E / 33.0906056°N 131.7630667°E / 33.0906056; 131.7630667
Usukisekibutsu2.jpg
Saitobaru Burial Mounds (西都原古墳群, saitobaru kofun-guni) [73]
1
Saito, Miyazaki
32°7′14.95″N131°23′17.84″E / 32.1208194°N 131.3882889°E / 32.1208194; 131.3882889
Ancient tumulis.jpg
Kii Castle site (基肄(椽)城跡, kiijōato) [74]
2
Chikushino, Fukuoka and Kiyama, Saga
33°26′39.34″N130°30′36.09″E / 33.4442611°N 130.5100250°E / 33.4442611; 130.5100250
Ji Shan Shan Ding .JPG
Mount Apoi alpine plant community (アポイ岳高山植物群落, apoidake kōzanshokubutsu gunraku)
2.3 Samani, Hokkaidō
42°6′25.35″N143°1′41.89″E / 42.1070417°N 143.0283028°E / 42.1070417; 143.0283028
Marimo of Lake Akan (阿寒湖のマリモ, akanko no marimo)
2.12, 2.8 Akan, Hokkaidō
43°27′1.54″N144°5′57.93″E / 43.4504278°N 144.0994250°E / 43.4504278; 144.0994250
Marimo lake akann.jpg
Showashinzan (昭和新山)
3.10 Sōbetsu, Hokkaidō
42°32′37.17″N140°51′51.77″E / 42.5436583°N 140.8643806°E / 42.5436583; 140.8643806
Mount Showa-shinzan 01.jpg
Daisetsuzan (大雪山)
4 Kamikawa, Higashikawa, Biei and Shintoku, Hokkaidō
43°40′58.87″N142°53′55.78″E / 43.6830194°N 142.8988278°E / 43.6830194; 142.8988278
Ohachidaira caldera 2006-07-13.jpg
Nopporo Forest Park (野幌原始林, nopporo genshirin)
2.2 Kitahiroshima, Hokkaidō
43°3′12.46″N141°30′3.09″E / 43.0534611°N 141.5008583°E / 43.0534611; 141.5008583
Mizuhoike.JPG
Swans on Kominato beach and their wintering place (小湊のハクチョウおよびその渡来地, kominato no hakuchō oyobi sono toraichi)
1.2 Whooper swans Asadokoro, Hiranai, Aomori
40°56′14.09″N140°58′23.88″E / 40.9372472°N 140.9733000°E / 40.9372472; 140.9733000
Cygnus cygnus -Regents Park, London, England -head-8.jpg
Getō Onsen Tufa (夏油温泉の石灰華, getō onsen no sekkaika)
3.8 Kitakami, Iwate
39°12′36.64″N140°52′55.74″E / 39.2101778°N 140.8821500°E / 39.2101778; 140.8821500
Nesori petrified wood (根反の大珪化木, nesori no daikeikaboku)
3.115–20 million years old Ichinohe, Iwate
40°11′24.78″N141°20′4.42″E / 40.1902167°N 141.3345611°E / 40.1902167; 141.3345611
Yakehashiri lava flow (焼走り熔岩流, yakehashiri yōganryū)
3.5, 3.10 Nishine, Iwate
39°52′30.82″N141°2′51.16″E / 39.8752278°N 141.0475444°E / 39.8752278; 141.0475444
Yakebashri.JPG
Mount Hayachine and Yakushidake alpine zone, forest vegetation (早池峰山および薬師岳の高山帯・森林植物群落, hayachinesan oyobi yakushidake no kōzantai shinrin shokubutsugunraku)
2.3 Hanamaki, Tōno and Kawai, Iwate
39°31′53.71″N141°28′26.53″E / 39.5315861°N 141.4740361°E / 39.5315861; 141.4740361
onikōbe no megama oyobi ogama kanketsu onsen (鬼首の雌釜および雄釜間歇温泉)
3.8 Ōsaki, Miyagi
38°48′0.19″N140°38′52.81″E / 38.8000528°N 140.6480028°E / 38.8000528; 140.6480028
Tamagawa Hot Spring hokutolite (玉川温泉の北投石, tamagawa onsen no hokutōseki)
3.1, 3.8Hokutolite is a type of radioactive baryte. Semboku, Akita
39°57′42.57″N140°43′42.18″E / 39.9618250°N 140.7283833°E / 39.9618250; 140.7283833
Tamagawa spa 2004.jpg
Mount Haguro cedar avenue (羽黒山のスギ並木, hagursan no suginamiki)
2.1 Tsuruoka, Yamagata
38°42′13.91″N139°58′13.33″E / 38.7038639°N 139.9703694°E / 38.7038639; 139.9703694
HaguroSan7.jpg
Large zelkova tree of Higashine (東根の大ケヤキ, higashine no ōkeyaki)
2.1More than 1000 years old, and perimeter larger than 12 (m), largest zelkova tree in Japan Higashine, Yamagata
38°26′31.16″N140°24′6.28″E / 38.4419889°N 140.4017444°E / 38.4419889; 140.4017444
Natural habitat Pinguicula ramosa (コウシンソウ自生地, higashine no ōkeyaki)
2.12A species of butterwort endemic to Nikkō National Park Nikkō, Tochigi
36°40′27.13″N139°21′42.9″E / 36.6742028°N 139.361917°E / 36.6742028; 139.361917
Pinguicula ramosa.jpg
Mount Asama lava tree mold (浅間山熔岩樹型, asamayama yōganjukei)
3.2, 3.7, 3.10 Tsumagoi, Gunma
36°26′53.57″N138°30′56.25″E / 36.4482139°N 138.5156250°E / 36.4482139; 138.5156250
Sakitama Kofun Group (埼玉古墳群, sakitama kofungun) [3]
1
A large group of kofun comprising Maruhakayama Kofun, Futagoyama Kofun, Teppōyama Kofun, Shōgunyama Kofun, Nakanoyama Kofun, Kawarazuka Kofun, Okunoyama Kofun, Atagoyama Kofun and Inariyama Kofun whose artifacts have been designated as National Treasure of Japan. Gyōda, Saitama
36°7′37″N139°28′44″E / 36.12694°N 139.47889°E / 36.12694; 139.47889
Wisteria at Ushijima (牛島のフジ, ushijima no fuji)
2.1 Kasukabe, Saitama
35°59′5.83″N139°46′24.07″E / 35.9849528°N 139.7733528°E / 35.9849528; 139.7733528
Kagami-iwa rock at Mount Mitake (御獄の鏡岩, mitake no kagamiiwa)
3.1, 3.5 Kamikawa, Saitama
36°10′45.91″N139°4′14.18″E / 36.1794194°N 139.0706056°E / 36.1794194; 139.0706056
Tajimagahara Primula sieboldii primrose habitat (田島ヶ原サクラソウ自生地, tajimagahara sakurasō jiseichi)
2.4 Saitama, Saitama
35°50′17.41″N139°36′56.66″E / 35.8381694°N 139.6157389°E / 35.8381694; 139.6157389
Saitama Tajimagahara Primula Sieboldii Primrose Habitat 3.jpg
Tai-no-ura sea bream habitat (鯛の浦タイ生息地, tai no ura tai seisokuchi) [75]
1.3 Kamogawa, Chiba
35°7′5.98″N140°11′28.67″E / 35.1183278°N 140.1912972°E / 35.1183278; 140.1912972
Special Natural Monument, the habitat of Pagrus major, TAINOURA.JPG
Ōshima cherry tree (大島のサクラ株, ōshima no sakurakabu)
2.1Single tree, 7.9 m (26 ft) circumference; species is native to Ōshima and Izu Peninsula Ōshima, Tokyo
34°45′49.01″N139°26′3.07″E / 34.7636139°N 139.4341861°E / 34.7636139; 139.4341861
Cerasus speciosa1.jpg
Firefly squid sea surface group (ホタルイカ群遊海面, hotaruika-gun yūkaimen)
1.3 Toyama and Uozu, Toyama
36°46′36.01″N137°20′40.69″E / 36.7766694°N 137.3446361°E / 36.7766694; 137.3446361
Watasenia scintillans.jpg
Uozu buried forest (魚津埋没林, uozu maibutsurin)
3.1, 3.5Tree trunks of a cedar forest partially buried about 2000 years ago; largest has a circumference of c. 12 m (39 ft)Shakadō, Uozu, Toyama
36°49′31.5″N137°24′23.53″E / 36.825417°N 137.4065361°E / 36.825417; 137.4065361
Uodu-maiboturin mus 01.JPG
Yakushidake cirque group (薬師岳の圏谷群, yakushidake no kenkokugun)
3.11 Toyama, Toyama
36°28′5.64″N137°32′38.48″E / 36.4682333°N 137.5440222°E / 36.4682333; 137.5440222
Mount Yakushi from Mount North-Yakushi 1997-08-11.jpg
Sinter cones (岩間の噴泉塔群, iwama no funsentōgun)
3.8 Hakusan, Ishikawa
36°13′39.32″N136°46′11.69″E / 36.2275889°N 136.7699139°E / 36.2275889; 136.7699139
Narusawa lava tree mold (鳴沢熔岩樹型, narusawayōganjukei)
3.6, 3.10 Narusawa, Yamanashi
35°25′34.06″N138°42′3.05″E / 35.4261278°N 138.7008472°E / 35.4261278; 138.7008472
Narusawa Lava shape of a tree No. 2.JPG
Shirahone Onsen stalagmite and spherical limestones (白骨温泉の噴湯丘と球状石灰石, shirahone onsen no funtōkyū to kyūjōsekkaiseki)
3.8 Matsumoto, Nagano
36°8′51.72″N137°37′28.85″E / 36.1477000°N 137.6246806°E / 36.1477000; 137.6246806
Neodani Fault (根尾谷断層, neodani dansō)
3.5 Motosu, Gifu
35°37′1.62″N136°37′14.98″E / 35.6171167°N 136.6208278°E / 35.6171167; 136.6208278
Neodani fault.JPG
Itoshiro cedar (石徹白のスギ, itoshiro no sugi)
2.1Circumference 14 m (46 ft) Gujō, Gifu
36°0′5.83″N136°46′18.49″E / 36.0016194°N 136.7718028°E / 36.0016194; 136.7718028
Itoshiro oosugi from south 2002 6 1.jpg
Kariyado gebazakura (狩宿の下馬ザクラ, kariyado no gebazakura)
2.1Oldest tree of the mountain sakura, crown 21.81 m (71.6 ft) (EW) and 16.33 m (53.6 ft) (NS) Fujinomiya, Shizuoka
35°18′6.92″N138°35′19.59″E / 35.3019222°N 138.5887750°E / 35.3019222; 138.5887750
Wakutama pond (湧玉池, wakutama no ike)
3.10 Fujinomiya, Shizuoka
35°13′38.07″N138°36′41.14″E / 35.2272417°N 138.6114278°E / 35.2272417; 138.6114278
Wakutamanoike.JPG
Nagaoka fireflies and their habitat (長岡のゲンジボタルおよびその発生地, nagaoka no genjibotaru oyobi sono hassei)
1.2 Maibara, Shiga
35°21′22.54″N136°22′4.84″E / 35.3562611°N 136.3680111°E / 35.3562611; 136.3680111
Kasugayama Primeval Forest (春日山原始林, kasugayama genshirin)
2.2Part of the World Heritage Site "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara" Nara, Nara
34°40′56.19″N135°51′46.13″E / 34.6822750°N 135.8628139°E / 34.6822750; 135.8628139
Kasugayama Primeval Forest 02.jpg
Daisen agarwood single species forest (大山のダイセンキャラボク純林, daisen no daisenkyaraboku junrin)
2.2 Daisen, Tottori
35°29′0.95″N133°30′28.51″E / 35.4835972°N 133.5079194°E / 35.4835972; 133.5079194
Daikon Island lava tubes (大根島の熔岩隧道, daikonjima no yōganzuidō)
3.6, 3.10 Matsue, Shimane
35°29′42.59″N133°10′34.42″E / 35.4951639°N 133.1762278°E / 35.4951639; 133.1762278
Daikonjima Island No.1 Lave Tube Tunnel entrance A.jpg
Akiyoshi plateau (秋吉台, akiyoshidai)
3.1, 3.3, 3.6, 3.9 Karst topography Mine, Yamaguchi
34°14′11.14″N131°17′26.05″E / 34.2364278°N 131.2905694°E / 34.2364278; 131.2905694
Karst topography at Akiyoshidai.jpg
Akiyoshi cave (秋芳洞, akiyoshidō)
3.6, 3.9At 8.7 km (5.4 mi) second longest cave in Japan Mine, Yamaguchi
34°13′40.17″N131°18′12.32″E / 34.2278250°N 131.3034222°E / 34.2278250; 131.3034222
Akiyoshi-doCave.jpg
Cranes at Yashiro and their wintering place (八代のツルおよびその渡来地, yashiro no tsuru oyobi sono toraichi)
1.2 Hooded cranes Shūnan and Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi
34°5′56.19″N131°56′49.83″E / 34.0989417°N 131.9471750°E / 34.0989417; 131.9471750
Giant camphor tree in Kamo (加茂の大クス, kamo no ōkusu)
2.1 Higashimiyoshi, Tokushima
34°2′27.39″N133°55′54.92″E / 34.0409417°N 133.9319222°E / 34.0409417; 133.9319222
Chinese juniper at Hōshō-in (宝生院のシンパク, hōshōin no shinpaku)
2.123 m (75 ft) high, 15 m (49 ft) circumference at ground level Tonoshō, Kagawa
34°29′36.11″N134°11′49.86″E / 34.4933639°N 134.1971833°E / 34.4933639; 134.1971833
Yakama potholes (八釜の甌穴群, yakama no ōketsugun)
3.9 Kumakōgen, Ehime
33°42′13.6″N132°57′38.39″E / 33.703778°N 132.9606639°E / 33.703778; 132.9606639
Common jay at Kōchi and its habitat (高知市のミカドアゲハおよびその生息地, kōchishi no mikadoageha oyobi sono seisokuchi)
1.2 Kōchi, Kōchi
33°33′13.06″N133°32′24.07″E / 33.5536278°N 133.5400194°E / 33.5536278; 133.5400194
RN017 Graphium doson.jpg
Giant cedars at Sugi (杉の大スギ, sugi no ōsugi)
2.1Two stems, each about 16 m (52 ft) circumference Ōtoyo, Kōchi
33°45′20.17″N133°39′47.01″E / 33.7556028°N 133.6630583°E / 33.7556028; 133.6630583
Japanese Box primeval forest at Mount Kosho (古処山ツゲ原始林, koshosan tsuge genshirin)
2.1 Asakura and Kama, Fukuoka
33°28′54.67″N130°43′29.8″E / 33.4818528°N 130.724944°E / 33.4818528; 130.724944
Buxus microphylla HabitusLeaves BotGardBln0906.JPG
Camphor tree primeval forest at Mount Tachibana (立花山クスノキ原始林, tachibanayama kusunoki genshirin)
2.2, 2.10 Shingū and Hisayama, Fukuoka
33°40′45.67″N130°28′6.23″E / 33.6793528°N 130.4683972°E / 33.6793528; 130.4683972
Tachibanayama02.jpg
Mucuna sempervirens at Aira (相良のアイラトビカズラ, aira no airatobikazura)
2.1, 2.12 Kikuka, Kumamoto
33°3′51.16″N130°46′5.53″E / 33.0642111°N 130.7682028°E / 33.0642111; 130.7682028
Aoshima subtropical plant communities (青島亜熱帯性植物群落, aoshima anettai seishokubutsugunraku)
2.2 Aoshima, Miyazaki, Miyazaki
31°48′18.69″N131°28′32.7″E / 31.8051917°N 131.475750°E / 31.8051917; 131.475750
Aoshima.jpg
Sago palm natural habitat at Cape Toi (都井岬ソテツ自生地, toimisaki sotetsu jiseichi)
2.10 Kushima, Miyazaki
31°21′54.78″N131°20′24.03″E / 31.3652167°N 131.3400083°E / 31.3652167; 131.3400083
Toimisaki Sotetu Kuma Miyazaki.JPG
Mitrastema at Uchiumi (内海のヤッコソウ発生地, uchiumi no yakkosō hasseichi)
2.12 Mitrastema yamamotoi Miyazaki, Miyazaki
31°44′28.97″N131°28′3.81″E / 31.7413806°N 131.4677250°E / 31.7413806; 131.4677250
Yakushima primeval cedar forest (屋久島スギ原始林, yakushima sugi genshirin)
2.2Includes with the Jōmon Sugi, the oldest specimen of Cryptomeria japonica Yakushima, Kagoshima
30°19′40.23″N130°31′23.06″E / 30.3278417°N 130.5230722°E / 30.3278417; 130.5230722
Jhomonsugi in Yaku Island Japan 001.JPG
Kamō camphor tree (蒲生のクス, kamō no kesu)
2.1Height: 30 m (98 ft), circumference: 24 m (79 ft) Kamō, Kagoshima
31°45′44.38″N130°34′11.77″E / 31.7623278°N 130.5699361°E / 31.7623278; 130.5699361
Big Japanese cinnamon Kamo hachiman shrine.jpg
Origin of Kandelia obovata at Kiire (喜入のリュウキュウコウガイ産地, kiire no ryūkyōkōgai sanchi)
2.10 Kagoshima, Kagoshima
31°22′29.34″N130°32′49.26″E / 31.3748167°N 130.5470167°E / 31.3748167; 130.5470167
Kandelia obovata mehirugi hana.JPG
Natural habitat of the sago palm in Kagoshima Prefecture (鹿児島県のソテツ自生地, kagoshimaken no sotetsu jiseichi)
2.10 Yamagawa, Bonotsu, Sata and Uchinoura, Kagoshima
31°21′13.09″N130°42′15.64″E / 31.3536361°N 130.7043444°E / 31.3536361; 130.7043444
Cycas revoluta female cone01.jpg
Cranes in Kagoshima Prefecture and their wintering place (鹿児島県のツルおよびその渡来地, kagoshimaken no tsuru oyobi sono toraichi)
1.2 Hooded cranes Izumi, Kagoshima
32°6′9.52″N130°16′25.75″E / 32.1026444°N 130.2738194°E / 32.1026444; 130.2738194
Cranes in Izumi, Kagoshima.jpg
Birōjima subtropical plant communities (枇榔島亜熱帯性植物群落, birōjima anettai seishokubutsugunraku)
2.2, 2.10 Shibushi, Kagoshima
31°25′45.3″N131°7′1.89″E / 31.429250°N 131.1171917°E / 31.429250; 131.1171917
Biro Island Shibushi.JPG
Shirouma mountain range alpine plant zone (白馬連山高山植物帯, shiroumarenzan kōzanshokubutsutai)
2.3 Asahi and Kurobe in Toyama; Hakuba in Nagano; Itoigawa in Niigata
36°38′56.9″N137°44′55.73″E / 36.649139°N 137.7488139°E / 36.649139; 137.7488139
Shiroumadake various 2000-10-7etc.jpg
Ozegahara (尾瀬, oze)
4 Yunotani, Niigata; Katashina, Gunma; Hinoemata, Fukushima
36°56′33.93″N139°13′59.41″E / 36.9427583°N 139.2331694°E / 36.9427583; 139.2331694
Mt.Hiuchigatake 11.jpg
Short-tailed albatross (アホウドリ, ahōdori)
1.2 Ogasawara Islands (Tokyo) and Okinawa Short tailed Albatross1.jpg
Amami rabbit (アマミノクロウサギ, amami no kuro usagi)
1.1 Tokunoshima and Amami Ōshima, Kagoshima Amami rabbit Stuffed specimen.jpg
Iriomote cat (イリオモテヤマネコ, iriomote yamaneko)
1.1Endemic to one island (Iriomote) Iriomote, Okinawa Iriomote cat Stuffed specimen.jpg
Japanese giant salamander (オオサンショウウオ, ōsanshōuo)
1.2At up to 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) length, the second largest salamander in the world [76] 11 prefectures, among others: Gifu, Mie, Hyōgo, Hiroshima, Shimane, Tottori, Ōita Andrias japonicus cropped.jpg
Japanese serow (カモシカ, kamoshika)
1.1found on all main Japanese islands except for Hokkaidō 29 prefectures including Aomori Lightmatter japanese serows.jpg
Otter (カワウソ, kawauso)
1.2various Japanese otter.jpg
Crested serpent-eagle (カンムリワシ, kanmuriwashi)
1.1 Okinawa Da Guan Jiu .jpg
Oriental stork (コウノトリ, kō no tori)
1.2 Hyōgo and Fukui Kounotori 06f3684c.jpg
Red-crowned crane (タンチョウ, tanchō)
1.2 Hokkaidō Grus japonensis Qiqihar.jpg
Crested ibis (トキ, toki)
1.2 Niigata and Ishikawa Ibis KIN.JPG
Okinawa woodpecker (ノグチゲラ, noguchigera)
1.1Endemic to Okinawa Island Okinawa Island, Okinawa PicusNoguchiiKeulemans.jpg
Bonin white-eye (メグロ, meguro)
1.1Endemic to the Bonin Islands Bonin Islands, Tokyo
Rock ptarmigan (ライチョウ, raichō)
1.2 Toyama, Nagano, Niigata, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Gifu Rock Ptarmigan in Mount Akaishi 1994-7-30.jpg
Long-tailed fowl of Tosa (土佐のオナガドリ, tosa no onagadori )
1.4 Nankoku, Kōchi

Related Research Articles

Monuments of Japan

Monuments is a collective term used by the Japanese government's Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties to denote Cultural Properties of Japan as historic locations such as shell mounds, ancient tombs, sites of palaces, sites of forts or castles, monumental dwelling houses and other sites of high historical or scientific value; gardens, bridges, gorges, mountains, and other places of great scenic beauty; and natural features such as animals, plants, and geological or mineral formations of high scientific value.

Taga Castle

Taga Castle was a jōsaku-style Japanese castle built in the late Nara period in what is now part of the city of Tagajō in Miyagi prefecture in the Tōhoku region of far northern Honshu, Japan. Bashō tells of his visit to the site in Oku no Hosomichi. The ruins of Taga-jō and its former temple have been designated a Special Historic Site (特別史跡) since 1922.

Asuka-Fujiwara: Archaeological sites of Japan’s Ancient Capitals and Related Properties is a cluster of archaeological sites from in and around the late sixth- to early eighth-century capitals of Asuka and Fujiwara-kyō, Nara Prefecture, Japan. In 2007, twenty eight sites were submitted jointly for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the ii, iii, iv, v, and vi criteria. Currently, the submission is listed on the Tentative List.

References

  1. "Cultural Properties for Future Generations" (PDF). Administration of Cultural Affairs in Japan ― Fiscal 2009. Agency for Cultural Affairs. June 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-27.
  2. "Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties" (PDF). Administration of Cultural Affairs in Japan ― Fiscal 2009. Agency for Cultural Affairs. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-10.
  3. 1 2 史跡等の指定等について [Designation of Historic Sites](PDF). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 2020-11-22. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  4. 昭和二十六年文化財保護委員会告示第二号(国宝及び重要文化財指定基準並びに特別史跡名勝天然記念物及び史跡名勝天然記念物指定基準) [Bulletin of the Association for the rehabilitation of cultural properties, number 2 from 1951 (Designation criteria for National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties, Special Historic Sites, Places of Scenic Beauty, Natural Monuments)] (in Japanese). Tokyo: MEXT. Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  5. "Motsuji Temple - Special Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty". Mōtsū-ji. Archived from the original on 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  6. "Hama-rikyu Gardens". Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association. Archived from the original on 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  7. "Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens". Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association. Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  8. "Rikugien Gardens". Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association. Archived from the original on 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  9. "Kenroku-en". Ishikawa Prefecture. 2003. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  10. "Shōsenkyō" (in Japanese). Shosenkyo Kankoukyokai. Archived from the original on 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  11. "Kamikōchi". Kamikōchi. Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  12. "Ginkaku-ji". Shōkoku-ji. Archived from the original on 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  13. "Kinkaku-ji". Shōkoku-ji. Archived from the original on 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  14. "Koke - dera". Kyoto Prefectural Government Tourism Division. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  15. "Daisen-in" (in Japanese). Daisen-in. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  16. "Sanbō-in". Daigo-ji. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  17. "Amanohashidate". Amanohashidate Tour Association Monju branch. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  18. "Tenryū-ji". Kyoto Prefectural Government Tourism Division. Archived from the original on 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  19. "Gardens". Nijō Castle. Archived from the original on 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  20. "Garden at the Eastern Palace, Nara palace site". Japanese Garden Dictionary. Department of Cultural Heritage of the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  21. 平城京左京三条二坊宮跡庭園 (in Japanese). Nara Tourism. Archived from the original on 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  22. "Kōraku-en" (in Japanese). Okayama Kōraku-en . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  23. "Miyajima". Miyajima Tourist Information. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  24. "Ritsurin Garden". Kagawa Prefecture . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  25. "Nijinomatsubara". Yokatoko. Archived from the original on 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  26. "Goryōkaku" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  27. "Sannai-Maruyama Site". Sannai-Maruyama Site. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  28. 中尊寺境内 (in Japanese). Cultural Heritage Online. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  29. 毛越寺境内附鎮守社跡 (in Japanese). Iwate Prefecture . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  30. 特別史跡多賀城跡附寺跡 (in Japanese). Tagajō city. Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  31. 多賀城跡 附 寺跡 (in Japanese). Cultural Heritage Online. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  32. 大湯環状列石 (in Japanese). Ōyu Stone Circle. Archived from the original on 2002-11-06. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  33. 弘道館公園 (in Japanese). Ibaraki Prefecture. Archived from the original on 2016-02-14. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  34. 常陸国分寺跡 (in Japanese). Ishioka city. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  35. 常陸国分尼寺跡 (in Japanese). Ishioka city. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  36. "Cedar Avenue of Nikko". Nikko Tourist Association. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  37. "Cedar Avenue of Nikko". Nikkō. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  38. 金井沢碑 (in Japanese). Takasaki city. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  39. 山上碑(やまのうえひ)及び古墳 (in Japanese). Takasaki city. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  40. 多胡碑 (in Japanese). Takasaki city . Retrieved 2009-12-18.[ dead link ]
  41. 特別史跡の新指定 [Designation of new Special Historic Sites](PDF). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  42. 一乗谷朝倉氏遺跡 (in Japanese). Fukui city. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  43. 遠江国分寺跡 (in Japanese). Iwata city. Archived from the original on December 2, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  44. 新居関跡 (in Japanese). Arai city. Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  45. 新居関跡 (in Japanese). SHINEI SYSTEMS. Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  46. 登呂遺跡 (in Japanese). Shizuoka city. Archived from the original on 2009-12-05. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  47. "Museum of Motoori Norinaga" (in Japanese). Museum of Motoori Norinaga. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  48. 姫路城跡 (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  49. キトラ古墳 (in Japanese). Kashihara Archaeological Institute. Archived from the original on 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  50. "Takamatsuzuka Tomb" (in Japanese). Nara Prefecture. Archived from the original on 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  51. 山田寺跡 (in Japanese). Asuka historical Museum fanclub. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  52. "Archived copy" 石舞台古墳 (in Japanese). Nara Prefecture. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-12-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  53. 巣山古墳 (in Japanese). Kōryō town . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  54. 藤原宮跡 (in Japanese). Kashihara city . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  55. 文殊院西古墳 (in Japanese). Asuka historical Museum fanclub. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  56. 平城宮跡 (in Japanese). Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. Archived from the original on 2004-08-14. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  57. 本薬師寺跡 (in Japanese). Kashihara . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  58. 岩橋千塚古墳群 (in Japanese). Cultural Heritage Online. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  59. 旧閑谷学校 (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs . Retrieved 2009-12-18.[ permanent dead link ]
  60. "Shizutani School". Bizen city . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  61. "廉塾ならびに菅茶山旧宅". Hiroshima. Archived from the original on 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  62. "Renjuku/Old Chazan Kan house". Fukuyama Tourist Information. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  63. 讃岐国分寺跡 (in Japanese). Cultural Heritage Online. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  64. 王塚古墳 (in Japanese). Keisen . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  65. 大宰府跡 (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  66. 大野城跡 (in Japanese). Fukuoka Prefecture. Archived from the original on 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  67. "Yoshinogari Historical Park". Yoshinogari Historical Park. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  68. 佐賀県:国指定(史跡の部) (in Japanese). Saga Prefecture. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  69. 金田城跡 (PDF) (in Japanese). Nagasaki Prefecture. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  70. 原の辻遺跡 (in Japanese). Nagasaki Prefecture. Archived from the original on December 10, 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  71. 臼杵磨崖仏  附 日吉塔、嘉応二年在銘五輪塔  承安二年在銘五輪塔 (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  72. 国宝 臼杵石仏 公式ホームページ (in Japanese). Usuki city. Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  73. "Saitobaru Burial Mounds" (in Japanese). Saitobaru Burial Mounds. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  74. 基肄城跡 (in Japanese). Chikushino city . Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  75. 鯛の浦タイ生息地 (in Japanese). Kamogawa. Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  76. Andrias japonicus - Amphibiaweb