Introducing World Heritage Sites in Japan

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“Introducing World Heritage Sites in Japan” is a book written by The Japan Times and edited by The Japan Times. It is made for learners and Japan enthusiasts with a Japanese level. This 240-page book written in both English and Japanese is an excellent chance to explore Japanese culture while learning new Japanese vocabulary.

All 19 World Heritage sites in Japan are listed as entries based on sources such as articles in the Japan Times and UNESCO documents. This book, which consists of materials in English and Japanese, is intended for anyone interested in understanding Japan in general.

Table of Contents

  • 白神山地 - Shirakami-Sanchi
  • 法隆寺地域の仏教建造物 - Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
  • 屋久島 - Yakushima
  • 姫路城 - Himeji-jo
  • 古都京都の文化財(京都市、宇治市、大津市) - Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
  • 白川郷
  • 五箇山の合掌造り集落 - Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  • 厳島神社 - Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
  • 原爆ドーム - Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  • 古都奈良の文化財 - Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • 日光の社寺 - Shrines and Temples of Nikko
  • 琉球王国のグスク及び関連遺産群 - Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
  • 紀伊山地の霊場と参詣道 - Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
  • 知床 - Shiretoko
  • 石見銀山遺跡とその文化的景観 - Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
  • 小笠原諸島 - Ogasawara Islands
  • 平泉―仏国土(浄土)を表す建築
  • 庭園及び考古学的遺跡群 - Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
  • 富士山―信仰の対象と芸術の源泉 - Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
  • 富岡製糸場と絹産業遺産群 - Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
  • 明治日本の産業遺産 - Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution

Further information about “Introducing World Heritage Sites in Japan”

  • Title in Japanese: Introducing World Heritage Sites in Japan
  • Romanization of the title: Introducing World Heritage Sites in Japan
  • Editor: The Japan Times
  • Authors: The Japan Times
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Book format: 210 × 148 mm
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Weight: 375 grams
  • ISBN: 9784789016100

Information about The Japan Times

“Introducing World Heritage Sites in Japan” is published by The Japan Times, a Japanese publication company that is making the oldest English-language daily newspaper in Japan. Actually, “The Japan Times” is the name of this daily publication that has been published from the end of the 19th century and that allows foreigners in Japan to have both national and international news in a language other than Japanese. Besides its eponym daily publications, the publisher that produces “The Japan Times” also publishes magazines in Japan and Japanese language learning books, including the Genki and Kanji Look and Learn series, which are very popular among English-speaking students.

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