Four islands with subtropical rainforests that support a range of endemic species.
Remains of a silver mining community that operated for centuries, important in international trade.
Two early temple complexes that include the oldest wooden structures in the world.
Mountain villages with unique traditional farmhouses where silkworms were cultivated.
Mount Fuji and numerous natural and religious sites related to its spiritual importance.
A complex of ornate and colorful religious buildings in a lovely forest setting.
A UNESCO site for its symbolism and the hope it represents.
A well-preserved shrine dating to the 12th century and harmonizing beautifully with the surrounding landscape.
A set of 17 sites comprising culturally-significant religious architecture and landscaped gardens.
A magnificent bright white castle dating to the 17th century.
A collection of ancient Buddhist and Shinto shrines in the old capital of the Japanese empire.