But why did Kohfukuji select Hakkaisan? “We were fascinated by the spiritual features and culture of the land there,” said Myoshun Tsuji, of Kohfukuji Temple.
Asahi Shimbun, UNESCO Want to Rewrite Wartime Labor History with Unfounded Assumptions; Koko Kato; JAPAN Forward
The role of the Tokyo-based Industrial Heritage Information Center is to provide accurate primary sources and testimonies.
22 Incredible National Parks From Around The World That Straight Up Look Like They Could Be On Another Planet; BuzzFeed
Add these spectacular parks to your travel bucket list.
Japan’s newest Unesco World Heritage Site, the Jomon prehistoric ruins, could draw tourists back to the Tohoku region, devastated by 2011 quake and tsunami; SCMP
Japan’s newest Unesco World Heritage Site, the Jomon prehistoric ruins, could draw tourists back to the Tohoku region, devastated by 2011 quake and tsunami…
A look at the newly added cultural and natural heritage sites—from Italy to India.
Japan’s 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: New Additions Highlight Prehistory and Biodiversity; nippon.com
UNESCO registered two new World Heritage sites in Japan, one cultural and one natural, in July 2021, bringing the country’s total number to 25. The COVID-19 pandemic meant there were no new sites in 2020.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on Thursday adopted a resolution stating that Japan has failed to provide a sufficient explanation regarding the Korean victims of wartime forced labor at a Tokyo information center on industrial locations listed as World Cultural Heritage sites.
The National Parks of Kansai: From Mountain Trails Linking Holy Sites to Seascapes Both Rugged and Peaceful; nippon.com
Kansai’s national parks offer a famed cherry blossom-viewing site, pilgrimage routes over mountains and across gorges, sand dunes, and seascapes both rugged and peaceful.
Japan’s southern subtropical islands are likely to be added to UNESCO’s list of natural World Heritage Sites. With beaches, unusual birds, and even pufferfish art to discover, book a holiday to Amami Oshima and Tokunoshima islands before the world discovers them.
Two ministries have ceased a turf war and embarked on a joint mission to place some of Japan’s national parks on a world top 25 list selected by an influential travel review website.
Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami; nippon.com
Southern Kyūshū’s various national parks feature active volcanoes and stunning mountains surrounded by picturesque coastal landscapes and countless islands.
Protecting Mount Fuji: Thoughtless Climbers Lead to Talk of Tax, Mountain Manners Lectures; Maki Tanaka; JAPAN Forward
The nation’s most treasured mountain sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Some spoil its beauty for all by ignoring guidelines, climbing unprepared, leaving trash.
Discover a complete guide to the Japan’s Kanto region in the east of Honshu, which contains the bustling cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, and scenic Nikko.
Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands; Nippon.com
Northern Kyūshū’s national parks showcase the region’s numerous active volcanoes, spectacular mountain and coastal landscapes, countless islands, and steaming hot springs.
Cola made from the island that inspired Princess Mononoke begins crowdfunding; Master Blaster; SoraNews24
“Natural” and “world heritage” aren’t words often used to describe cola.