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How many World Heritage sites are there in Japan?

As of July 2017, 21 sites are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List: 17 cultural and 4 natural properties.

 

The listed cultural properties are ‘Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area’, ‘Himeji-jo’, ‘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’, ‘Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape’, ‘Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land’, ‘Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration’, ‘Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites’, ‘Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining’, ‘The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement’, and ‘Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region’.

 

The listed natural properties are ‘Yakushima’, ‘Shirakami-Sanchi’, ‘Shiretoko’, and ‘Ogasawara Islands’.

 

For more details, please access the web page of UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

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Questions about this website on ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

  1. What is the purpose of this website?
  2. How can I know ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’?
  3. How can I know the access to the property?

Questions about the value of ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’

  1. What is ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’?
  2. Where is the Nagasaki region?
  3. Why is the Nagasaki region important in the history of Hidden Christians?
  4. Who are ‘Hidden Christians’?
  5. Who are ‘Kakure Kirishitan’?
  6. What is the significance of each of the 12 components of the property?
  7. Why was Christianity prohibited in Japan?
  8. Why did Japan lift the ban on Christianity in the 19th century?
  9. Can I learn the religions in Japan?
  10. Are there any similar Christian sites within Japan or in other countries?
  11. Why are only Catholic sites included in the property?
  12. Are church buildings not the components of the property?
  13. Are other Christian sites in Nagasaki Prefecture and Amakusa City not associated with the property?
  14. When will ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’ be inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List?

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  1. How can I go to the components of ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’?
  2. Are there any recommended sightseeing courses?
  3. Can I visit the components of ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’ anytime?
  4. Is there a charge for visit to the components of ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’?
  5. Are there any specific visiting rules in the components of ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’?
  6. Can I take photos within the property?

Questions about basic information on UNESCO World Heritage

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  2. How many World Heritage sites are there in the world?

Questions about basic information on Catholicism and its believers

  1. What is the Catholic Church?
  2. How many Catholic church buildings are there in Nagasaki?
  3. How many Catholics are there in Nagasaki?
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