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World heritage sites in Japan 

  • Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area  
  • Himeji-jo  
  • Shirakami-Sanchi  
  • Yakushima  
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)  
  • Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama  
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)  
  • Itsukushima Shinto Shrine  
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara  
  • Shrines and Temples of Nikko  
  • Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu  
  • Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range  
  • Shiretoko  
  • Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape  
  • (added in 2011) Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
  • (added in 2011) Ogasawara Islands   

Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in Japan 

  • Akiu no Taue Odori )     
  • Chakkirako       
  • Daimokutate       
  • Dainichido Bugaku       
  • Gagaku      
  • Hayachine Kagura      
  • Hitachi Furyumono       
  • Koshikijima no Toshidon       
  • Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata Prefecture      
  • Oku-noto no Aenokoto       
  • Sekishu-Banshi: papermaking in the Iwami region of Shimane Prefecture      
  • Traditional Ainu dance       
  • Yamahoko, the float ceremony of the Kyoto Gion festival       
  • Kabuki Theatre       
  • Ningyo Johruri Bunraku Puppet Theatre      
  • Nôgaku Theatre 
  • (added in 2010) Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatre  
  • (added in 2010) Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production technique 

Links

unesco: world heritage
world heritage cities
world heritage in japan
world heritage sites: pictures, from galenfrysinger.com
hiroshima (pictures from galenfrysinger.com)
unesco: intangible cultural heritage

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