Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

by TripleLights travel specialist

1- Kasuga Taisha (Nara)

Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

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The World Heritage site of Kasuga Taisha (Kasuga Grand Shrine) was established to enshrine the local deity at around the time of the transfer of the capital 1300 years ago. The brilliant vermilion shinden in the primeval forest is magnificent and mysterious.

Business hours
- Everyday (6:30 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
0742-22-7788
Price
- Adult: 500 JPY
The shrine repository and botanical gardens require separate admission
Website
www.kasugataisha.or.jp

more information

 

2- Nara Park (Nara)

Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

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There are numerous World Heritage sites in this park at the base of the lush green mountains, such as Todaiji, Kofukiji and Kasuga-taisha. Friendly deer, which are said to be messengers from the gods, will come to greet you.

Business hours
- Everyday
Phone
0742-27-8036
Price
- Free
Website
en.wikipedia.org

more information

 

3- Tenryu-ji Temple (Kyoto)

Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

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Tenryu-ji Temple once contained all of the Arashiyama area. It has a garden whose view hasn’t changed in 700 years and an ink painting 9 meters in diameter titled “Unryu-zu” that is a splendid World Heritage asset.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
Phone
075-881-1235
Price
- Adult: 500 JPY
- Child: 300 JPY
Website
www.tenryuji.com

more information

 

4- Chuson-ji Temple (Iwate)

Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

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The temple of the Fujiwara clan that had enjoyed 100 unbroken years of prosperity before becoming mired in war. The Golden Hall, created under the aegis of the founder of the Northern Fujiwaras, Kiyohira, must be seen as a hidden treasure that illustrated Paradise and prayed for peace.

Business hours
- Everyday (8:30 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Phone
0191-46-2211
Price
- Adult: 800 JPY
- Child: 200 JPY
High school students 500 yen
Middle school students 300 yen

Website
www.chusonji.or.jp

more information

 

5- Todaiji (Nara)

Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

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People have always loved Todaiji, which was completed in the year 752 and continues to be a religious place down to this day. The essential sights include the buildings that were rebuilt after being destroyed in fires caused by wars, Daibutsu (the great Buddha), masterpieces from the geniuses Unkei and Kaikei, and the statues of the guardian deities.

Business hours
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Phone
0742-22-5511
Price
- Adult: 500 JPY
- Child: 300 JPY
Website
www.todaiji.or.jp

more information

 

6- Motsu-ji Temple (Iwate)

Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

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The garden culture of the powerful Northern Fujiwara clan that has been retained all these centuries. Walk in the Pure Land that merges nature and the world of Buddhism, and reminisce over the lifestyle of the elegant Heian nobility.

Business hours
- Everyday (8:30 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Phone
0191-46-2331
Price
- Adult: 500 JPY
- Child: 100 JPY
High school students 300 yen
Website
www.motsuji.or.jp

more information

 

7- Shimogamo Shrine (Kyoto)

Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

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Shimogamo Shrine, known for one of Kyoto’s 3 Great Festivals, the Aoi Festival, is among the oldest shrines in Kyoto. While enjoying that walk through the woods in the huge grounds, you will want to share in the benefits of the various gods.

Business hours
- Everyday (6:30 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
075-781-0010
Price
- Free
Website
www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp

more information

 

8- Nijo Castle (Kyoto)

Top 8 Most Amazing World Heritage sites in Japan

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Nijo Castle, which was constructed in the Edo period, is a registered National Historic Site, while Ninomaru Palace is a designated National Treasure, and other buildings and wall panel paintings are designated as Important Cultural Properties. Nijo Castle is also a registered UN World Heritage site. (Ninomaru is the area that directly defended Honmaru, which was the control center in times of war.)

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
Phone
075-841 -0096
Price
- Adult: 600 JPY
- Child: 200 JPY
Website
www.city.kyoto.jp

more information

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04 Oct 2016

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