Visual Adventure: UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Japan

August 20, 2014 Gary Arndt

Rich in culture, situated on volcanic rock, and born from a tempestuous history, Japan is home to 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites. I’ve been lucky to have visited half of these sites during my travels through the country and several of the moments I experienced at them stay with me today. Some are sacred places dedicated to history; others are natural destinations made only of earth, water and sky. One thing they all have in common is their ability to remind you how special and unique a place Japan really is.

Here is my visual adventure:

Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

Gusuku sites and related properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.

Historic monuments of ancient Nara.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome).

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

Itsukushima Shinto shrine.

Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji area.



Shrines and Temples of Nikko

Shrines and temples of Nikko.

Getting There

G Adventures runs a number of departures to Japan encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this culturally and geographically stunning country — check out our small group trips here.

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