Category: Japan

World Heritage Temple in Nara Releases Limited Edition ‘Special Sake’; Yasuo Naito; JAPAN Forward

Photo: Japan Forward

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.

Source: World Heritage Temple in Nara Releases Limited Edition ‘Special Sake’ | JAPAN Forward

Asahi Shimbun, UNESCO Want to Rewrite Wartime Labor History with Unfounded Assumptions; Koko Kato; JAPAN Forward

Photo: Japan Forward

The role of the Tokyo-based Industrial Heritage Information Center is to provide accurate primary sources and testimonies.

Source: Asahi Shimbun, UNESCO Want to Rewrite Wartime Labor History with Unfounded Assumptions | JAPAN Forward

22 Incredible National Parks From Around The World That Straight Up Look Like They Could Be On Another Planet; BuzzFeed

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Add these spectacular parks to your travel bucket list.

Source: 22 Incredible National Parks From Around The World That Straight Up Look Like They Could Be On Another Planet

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

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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…

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Destinations in Japan that Mexicans want to visit; Stamford Advocate

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The Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites, In Photos; Caitlin Morton; Conde Nast Traveler

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A look at the newly added cultural and natural heritage sites—from Italy to India.

Source: The Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites, In Photos

Japan’s 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: New Additions Highlight Prehistory and Biodiversity; nippon.com

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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.

Source: Japan’s 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: New Additions Highlight Prehistory and Biodiversity

Four natural and three cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List; Unesco

Photo: Unesco

Source: Four natural and three cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Japan explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO; Mainichi

Photo: Mainichi

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.

Source: Japan explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO

The National Parks of Kansai: From Mountain Trails Linking Holy Sites to Seascapes Both Rugged and Peaceful; nippon.com

Photo: Wakayama Tourism Federation

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.

Source: The National Parks of Kansai: From Mountain Trails Linking Holy Sites to Seascapes Both Rugged and Peaceful

Book Now Before It’s Official: Japan’s Newest UNESCO Site; Johanna Read; Forbes

Photo: Prisma by Dukas

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.

Source: Book Now Before It’s Official: Japan’s Newest UNESCO Site

Ministries pursuing world recognition for 5 national parks; Toshio Kawada; Asahi Shimbun

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.

Source: Ministries pursuing world recognition for 5 national parks : The Asahi Shimbun

5 Days Exploring Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures with the JR East Pass; GaijinPot

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Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami; nippon.com

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Southern Kyūshū’s various national parks feature active volcanoes and stunning mountains surrounded by picturesque coastal landscapes and countless islands.

Source: Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami

Protecting Mount Fuji: Thoughtless Climbers Lead to Talk of Tax, Mountain Manners Lectures; Maki Tanaka; JAPAN Forward

Photo credit: 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.

Source: Protecting Mount Fuji: Thoughtless Climbers Lead to Talk of Tax, Mountain Manners Lectures | JAPAN Forward

Kanto Region: Japan Travel Guide; JRailPass

Photo source: Japan Rail Pass

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.

Source: Kanto Region: Japan Travel Guide | JRailPass

Discover Japan’s sustainable wonderland in Wakayama Prefecture; Jessica Korteman; Lonely Planet

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Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands; Nippon.com

Photo credit: Pixta

Northern Kyūshū’s national parks showcase the region’s numerous active volcanoes, spectacular mountain and coastal landscapes, countless islands, and steaming hot springs.

Source: Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands

Wakayama; GaijinPot

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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.

Source: Cola made from the island that inspired Princess Mononoke begins crowdfunding

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