List Of Special Places Of Scenic Beauty, Special Historic Sites And Special Natural Monuments

To protect Japan's cultural heritage, the country's government selects through the Agency for Cultural Affairs important items and designates them as Cultural Properties under the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. Designated items are classified in a number of categories, one of which is Monuments (???, kinenbutsu). This category includes historic locations such as shell mounds, ancient tombs, sites of palaces, sites of forts or castles, monumental dwelling houses and other sites of high historical or scientific value; gardens, bridges, gorges, mountains, and other places of great scenic beauty; and natural features such as animals, plants, and geological or mineral formations of high scientific value.[1][2]

The government further designates "significant" monuments classifying them in three categories: Historic Sites (??, shiseki), Places of Scenic Beauty (??, meish?), and Natural Monuments (?????, tennen kinenbutsu). Items of particularly high significance receive higher classifications: Special Historic Sites (????, tokubetsu shiseki), Special Places of Scenic Beauty (????, tokubetsu meish?), and Special Natural Monuments (???????, tokubetsu tennen kinenbutsu) respectively. As of April 1, 2016 there are 1,021 Natural Monuments, 1,760 Historic Sites, 398 Places of Scenic Beauty, 75 Special Natural Monuments, 36 Special Places of Scenic Beauty and 61 Special Historic Sites. Since a single item can fall under more than one of these categories, the total number of sites is less than the sum of designations.

Criteria

The Agency for Cultural Affairs designates monuments based on a number of criteria. A monument can be designated based on more than one of these criteria:[3]

Places of Scenic Beauty and Special Places of Scenic Beauty

Location of Special Places of Scenic Beauty.
  1. Parks and gardens (?????)
  2. Bridges and embankments (?????)
  3. Flowering trees, flowering grass, autumn colors, green trees and other places of dense growth (????????????????????)
  4. Places inhabited by birds and wild animals, fish/insects and others (??????????????)
  5. Rocks, caves (?????)
  6. Ravines, gorges, waterfalls, mountain streams, abysses (???????????)
  7. Lakes, marshes, wetlands, floating islands, springs (???????????)
  8. Sand dunes, spits, seasides, islands (???????????)
  9. Volcanoes, onsen (?????)
  10. Mountains, hills, plateaus, plains, rivers (??????????????)
  11. Viewpoints (????)

Historic Sites and Special Historic Sites

  1. Shell mounds, settlement ruins, kofun, other historic ruins of this type (??????????????????)
  2. Ruins of fortified towns, castles, government administration offices, old battlefields and other historic ruins related to politics or government (?????????????????????????????)
  3. Remains of shrines and temples, former compound grounds and other historic ruins related to religion (??????????????????????)
  4. Schools, research institutions, cultural facilities and other historic ruins related to education, learning or culture (?????????????????????????????)
  5. Medical care and welfare facilities, life related institution, other society and life related historic ruins (????????????????????????????)
  6. Transport and communication facilities, forest conservation and flood control facilities, manufacture facilities and other historic sites related to finance or manufacture activities (????????????????????????????????????)
  7. Graves and stone monuments with inscriptions (?????)
  8. Former residences, gardens, ponds and other areas of particular historical significance (???????????????????)
  9. Ruins related to foreign countries or foreigners (?????????????)

Natural Monuments and Special Natural Monuments

  1. Animals (??)
    1. Well-known animals peculiar to Japan and their habitat (????????????????????)
    2. Animals which are not peculiar to Japan, but need to be preserved as well-known characteristic Japanese animals, and their habitat (???????????????????????????????????????)
    3. Animals or animal groups peculiar to Japan within their natural environment (???????????????????)
    4. Domestic animals peculiar to Japan (??????????)
    5. Well-known imported animals presently in a wild state, with the exception of domestic animals; their habitat (??????????????????????????????????????????)
    6. Particularly valuable animal specimen (??????????)
  2. Plants, vegetation (??)
    1. Old trees of historic interest, gigantic trees, old trees, deformed trees, cultivated pulpwood, roadside trees, shrine forests (??????????????????????????)
    2. Representative primeval forests, rare forest flora (???????????????)
    3. Representative alpine plants, special clusters of plants on rock ground (??????????????????)
    4. Representative clusters of waste land plants (??????????)
    5. Representative examples of coastal and sand ground vegetation (?????????????????)
    6. Representative examples of areas of peat forming plants (????????????????????)
    7. Clusters of plants growing in caves or grottoes (???????????)
    8. Rare water plants in garden ponds, onsen, lakes, marshes, streams, sea, etc.; algae, moss, microbes, etc. (??????????????????????????????????????)
    9. Remarkable occurrence of epiphytic plants on rocks, trees or shrubs (??????????????????)
    10. Remarkable plant growth on marginal land (???????????)
    11. Remarkable growth in the wild of crop plants (???????????)
    12. Wild habitat of rare or near extinct plants (????????????????)
  3. Geological and mineralogical features (????)
    1. Rocks, mineral and fossil producing sites (??????????????)
    2. Conformable and unconformable strata (??????????)
    3. Fold and thrust strata (?????????)
    4. Geological features caused by the work of living creatures (????????????)
    5. Phenomena related to earthquake dislocation and landmass motion (????????????????)
    6. Caves, grottoes (??)
    7. Examples of rock organization (?????)
    8. Onsen and their sediments (??????????)
    9. Erosion and weathering related phenomena (????????????)
    10. Fumaroles and other items related to volcanic activity (??????????????)
    11. Ice and frost related phenomena (???????????)
    12. Particularly precious rock, mineral and fossil specimen (?????????????????)
  4. Representative territories rich in natural monuments to be protected (Natural Protected Areas) (??????????????????????(??????))

Usage

The table's columns (except for Remarks and Photo) are sortable pressing the arrows symbols. The following gives an overview of what is included in the table and how the sorting works.

  • Name: name of the monument as registered in the Database of Cultural Properties
  • Special Place of Scenic Beauty: criteria under which the monument has been designated or "-" if it is not a Special Place of Scenic Beauty
  • Special Historic Site: criteria under which the monument has been designated or "-" if it is not a Special Historic Site
  • Special Natural Monument: criteria under which the monument has been designated or "-" if it is not a Special Natural Monument
  • Remarks: general remarks
  • Location: "town-name prefecture-name" and geo coordinates of the monument if applicable
  • sorts as "prefecture-name town-name"
  • Photo: picture of the monument

Special Places of Scenic Beauty, Special Historic Sites, Special Natural Monuments

Name Special Place of Scenic Beauty Special Historic Site Special Natural Monument Remarks Location Photo
M?ts?-ji garden (?????, m?ts?ji teien)[4] 1
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Iwate HiraizumiHiraizumi, Iwate
38°59?16.31?N 141°6?28.98?E / 38.9878639°N 141.1080500°E / 38.9878639; 141.1080500
A lake with stones in the water in front of wooded hills.
Matsushima (??) 8, 11
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One of the Three Views of Japan Miyagi variousShiogama, Shichigahama, Rifu, Matsushima, Higashimatsushima, Miyagi
38°21?59.13?N 141°4?27.87?E / 38.3664250°N 141.0744083°E / 38.3664250; 141.0744083
Sea with small islets completely covered with trees.
Hamarikyu Gardens (??????, ky? hamariky? teien)[5] 1 2,8
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Tokyo TokyoTokyo
35°39?35.3?N 139°45?46.5?E / 35.659806°N 139.762917°E / 35.659806; 139.762917
Bird eye view of a park with grassland, trees and ponds surrounded by tall buildings and a big street.
Koishikawa K?rakuen Garden (??????, koishikawa k?rakuen)[6] 1 8
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Tokyo TokyoTokyo
35°42?19.63?N 139°44?57.37?E / 35.7054528°N 139.7492694°E / 35.7054528; 139.7492694
Bird eye view of a wooded park surrounded by tall buildings and adjacent to a rail line.
Rikugi-en (???)[7] 1
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Tokyo TokyoTokyo
35°43?58.66?N 139°44?47.48?E / 35.7329611°N 139.7465222°E / 35.7329611; 139.7465222
A pond in a wooded park with a bridge and grassland.
Kurobe Gorge with Sarutobi Gorge and Mount Okukane (???? ? ?????????, kurobeky?koku tsuketari sarutobi narabini okukaneyama) 6
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4 Toyama variousTateyama, Kurobe, Toyama
36°37?23.18?N 137°41?11.4?E / 36.6231056°N 137.686500°E / 36.6231056; 137.686500
A deep mountain valley with a river and wooded slopes.
Kenroku-en (???)[8] 1
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One of the Three Great Gardens of Japan Ishikawa KanazawaKanazawa, Ishikawa
36°33?43.5?N 136°39?44.99?E / 36.562083°N 136.6624972°E / 36.562083; 136.6624972
A stone lantern next to a tree in front of a pond. Beyond the lake there is a small wooden house built on poles above the water.
Ichij?dani Asakura Family Gardens (????????, Ichij?dani Asakura-shi teien) 1
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The ruins at the same site are a Special Historic Site. Fukui FukuiFukui, Fukui
35°59?57.95?N 136°17?43.52?E / 35.9994306°N 136.2954222°E / 35.9994306; 136.2954222
Grass, stones and a forest.
Mitake Sh?senky? Gorge (?????, mitake sh?senky?)[9] 5, 6
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Yamanashi variousK?fu and Kai, Yamanashi
35°44?41.64?N 138°33?59.29?E / 35.7449000°N 138.5664694°E / 35.7449000; 138.5664694
A wild river with lots of large stones in it running through a forest.
Kamik?chi (???)[10] 6
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4 Nagano MatsumotoMatsumoto, Nagano
36°14?24.93?N 137°37?27.07?E / 36.2402583°N 137.6241861°E / 36.2402583; 137.6241861
A suspension bridge over a river with high snowcovered mountains in the back.
Konchiin Garden (?????, konchiin teien) 1
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Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°0?38.29?N 135°47?24.02?E / 35.0106361°N 135.7900056°E / 35.0106361; 135.7900056
Shrubs cut in round shapes beyond raked gravel and large stones.
Jish?-ji (Ginkaku-ji) Garden (???(???)??, jish?-ji (ginkaku-ji) teien)[11] 1 8
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Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°1?35.78?N 135°47?54.31?E / 35.0266056°N 135.7984194°E / 35.0266056; 135.7984194
Trees and a raked sand garden next to traditional Japanese buildings.
Rokuon-ji (Kinkaku-ji) Garden (???(???)??, rokuon-ji (kinkaku-ji) teien)[12] 1 8
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Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°2?21.38?N 135°43?43.33?E / 35.0392722°N 135.7287028°E / 35.0392722; 135.7287028
Moss covered ground in front of trees and a golden pavilion in the distance.
J?ruri-ji Garden (??????, j?ruri-ji teien) 1
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Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto KizugawaKizugawa, Kyoto
34°42?56.16?N 135°52?22.8?E / 34.7156000°N 135.873000°E / 34.7156000; 135.873000
Joruriji Hondo.jpg
Saih?-ji Garden (?????, saih?-ji teien)[13] 1
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Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
34°59?32.5?N 135°41?3.81?E / 34.992361°N 135.6843917°E / 34.992361; 135.6843917
Moss covered ground among trees in front of a pond.
Daisen-in Shoin Garden (???????, daisenin shoin teien)[14] 1
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Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°2?40.66?N 135°44?45.01?E / 35.0446278°N 135.7458361°E / 35.0446278; 135.7458361
Rock garden with raked gravel and large stones including one placed like a bridge.
Daitoku-ji H?j? Garden (???????, daitokuji h?j? teien) 1
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Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°2?40.66?N 135°44?45.01?E / 35.0446278°N 135.7458361°E / 35.0446278; 135.7458361
Rock garden with raked gravel and large standing stones in front of a small wall and green plants.
Daigo-ji Sanb?-in Garden (????????, daigoji sanb?in teien)[15] 1 8
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Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
34°57?6.78?N 135°49?10.2?E / 34.9518833°N 135.819500°E / 34.9518833; 135.819500
Amanohashidate (???)[16] 3, 8, 11
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One of the Three Views of Japan Kyoto MiyazuMiyazu, Kyoto
35°34?12.02?N 135°11?30.59?E / 35.5700056°N 135.1918306°E / 35.5700056; 135.1918306
A narrow strip of sand covered in woods separating two bodies of water which are likely the sea and a lake.
Tenry?-ji Garden (?????, tenry?-ji teien)[17] 1
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Also a historic site (hist-crit.: 8) Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°0?56.68?N 135°40?23.53?E / 35.0157444°N 135.6732028°E / 35.0157444; 135.6732028
Raked gravel in front of a pond and a wooded hill.
Nij? Castle Ninomaru Palace Gardens (????????, nij?j? ninomaru teien)[18] 1
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Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°0?48.27?N 135°44?57.22?E / 35.0134083°N 135.7492278°E / 35.0134083; 135.7492278
A pond with stones along the sides located in a garden with pine and other trees.
H?kong?-in Seijo no taki waterfall and Mount Goisan (??????? ? ???, h?kong?in seijo no taki tsuketari goisan) 1, 10
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Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°1?11.77?N 135°42?59.03?E / 35.0199361°N 135.7163972°E / 35.0199361; 135.7163972
A small waterfall with little water among trees.
Hongan-ji ?shoin Garden (????????, honganji ?shoin teien) 1
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Also a historic site (hist-crit: 8) Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
34°59?27.37?N 135°45?4.47?E / 34.9909361°N 135.7512417°E / 34.9909361; 135.7512417
Ry?an-ji H?j? Garden (???????, ry?anji h?j? teien) 1
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Also a historic site (hist-crit: 8) Kyoto KyotoKyoto, Kyoto
35°2?3.81?N 135°43?5.42?E / 35.0343917°N 135.7181722°E / 35.0343917; 135.7181722
A rectangular plot of raked gravel with islands of larger stone. The plot is bordered on two sides by a low wall.
Garden at the Eastern Heij? Palace (???????, Heij?-ky? t?in teien)[19] 1
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Reconstruction of an 8th-century Imperial Palace Garden with ponds and pebble shore Nara NaraNara, Nara
34°41?28?N 135°47?44?E / 34.69111°N 135.79556°E / 34.69111; 135.79556
Heijyokyo Tointeien Plaza.jpg
Heij?-ky? Saky? Sanj? Nib? Palace Garden (?????????????, heij?ky? saky? sanj? nib? miyaato teien)[20] 1 2, 8
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The ruins at the same site are a Special Historic Site. Nara NaraNara, Nara
34°41?1.45?N 135°48?8.44?E / 34.6837361°N 135.8023444°E / 34.6837361; 135.8023444
Okayama K?raku-en (?????, okayama k?rakuen)[21] 1
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One of the Three Great Gardens of Japan Okayama OkayamaOkayama, Okayama
34°40?3.94?N 133°56?7.78?E / 34.6677611°N 133.9354944°E / 34.6677611; 133.9354944
Garden with dried grassland, plants, woods and a large pond with islands.
Itsukushima (??)[22] 8 2,3
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Includes one of the Three Views of Japan Hiroshima HatsukaichiHatsukaichi, Hiroshima
34°17?1.99?N 132°19?5.9?E / 34.2838861°N 132.318306°E / 34.2838861; 132.318306
Sea and wooded hills. There is a red pagoda on land and a red gate standing in the water.
Sandan-ky? ravine (???, sandan-ky?) 3,5,6
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Hiroshima AkiotaAki?ta, Hiroshima
34°37?28.85?N 132°11?8.97?E / 34.6246806°N 132.1858250°E / 34.6246806; 132.1858250
A river with two small waterfalls in a wooded mountain landscape.
Ritsurin Garden (????, ritsurin k?en)[23] 1
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Kagawa TakamatsuTakamatsu, Kagawa
34°19?39.2?N 134°2?35.76?E / 34.327556°N 134.0432667°E / 34.327556; 134.0432667
A pond with a bridge and islands in a park setting surrounded by wood and in front of a hill.
Nijinomatsubara (????)[24] 3,9
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Saga KaratsuKaratsu, Saga
33°26?35.99?N 130°0?34.37?E / 33.4433306°N 130.0095472°E / 33.4433306; 130.0095472
A forest stretching along the coastline.
Mount Unzen (???, unzendake) 1, 3, 9, 10
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Nagasaki ShimabaraShimabara, Nagasaki
32°45?37.54?N 130°17?31.25?E / 32.7604278°N 130.2920139°E / 32.7604278; 130.2920139
Volcano with smoking rocky top and lower parts without vegetation.
Shikinaen Garden (???, shikinaen) 1
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Okinawa NahaNaha, Okinawa
26°12?14.1?N 127°42?55.32?E / 26.203917°N 127.7153667°E / 26.203917; 127.7153667
A pond crossed by a stone causeway with a bridge. There is a low wooden house beyond the pond.
Lake Towada and Oirase Mountain Stream (????????????, towadako oyobi oirasekeiry?) 6, 7
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Also a Natural Monument (4) various variousTowadako, Aomori and Kosaka, Akita
40°28?23.05?N 140°52?39.67?E / 40.4730694°N 140.8776861°E / 40.4730694; 140.8776861
A lake bordered by wooded slopes.

A stream through a green forest.

Dorohacch? Gorge (???, dorohacch?) 5,6
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Also a Natural Monument (3.1) various variousKumanogawa, Wakayama, Kiwa, Mie and Totsukawa, Nara
33°52?23.24?N 135°51?27.43?E / 33.8731222°N 135.8576194°E / 33.8731222; 135.8576194
Matsutakeiwa in Doroky?.jpg
Mount Fuji (???, fujisan) 10
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various variousYamanashi, Shizuoka
35°21?28.8?N 138°43?51.6?E / 35.358000°N 138.731000°E / 35.358000; 138.731000
Perfectly shaped volcano with the upper half covered in snow.
Gory?kaku site (????, gory?kakuato)[25]
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2
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Star fort of the Republic of Ezo Hokkaido HakodateHakodate, Hokkaid?
41°47?49.8?N 140°45?24.3?E / 41.797167°N 140.756750°E / 41.797167; 140.756750
Bird eye view on a star shaped fortress with surrounding water filled moat.
Sannai-Maruyama site (??????, sannai maruyama iseki)[26]
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1
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J?mon period archaeological site Aomori AomoriAomori, Aomori
40°48?40.24?N 140°41?44.3?E / 40.8111778°N 140.695639°E / 40.8111778; 140.695639
A long very basic wooden house with thatched roof. Behind the house there is a wooden three-storied structure with open floors supported by large pillars.
Ch?son-ji compound (?????, ch?sonji keidai)[27]
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3
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Iwate HiraizumiHiraizumi, Iwate
39°0?6.68?N 141°6?0.46?E / 39.0018556°N 141.1001278°E / 39.0018556; 141.1001278
A building with pyramid shaped roof at the end of a flight of stairs.
Mury?k?in site (?????, mury?k?inato)
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3
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Iwate HiraizumiHiraizumi, Iwate
38°59?36.08?N 141°6?56.81?E / 38.9933556°N 141.1157806°E / 38.9933556; 141.1157806
Very small remains of foundations.
Site of a Chinjusha attached to the M?ts?-ji compound (????? ? ????, m?ts?ji keidai tsuketari chinjushaato)[28]
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3
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Iwate HiraizumiHiraizumi, Iwate
38°59?13.89?N 141°6?27.26?E / 38.9871917°N 141.1075722°E / 38.9871917; 141.1075722
Site of a temple attached to the site of the Taga Castle (???? ? ??, tagaj?ato tsuketari teraato)[29][30]
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2, 3
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Miyagi TagajoTagaj?, Miyagi
38°17?57.54?N 140°59?52.41?E / 38.2993167°N 140.9978917°E / 38.2993167; 140.9978917
A low stone platform in a meadow.
?yu Stone Circle (??????, ?yu kanj? resseki)[31]
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1
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Akita KazunoKazuno, Akita
40°16?16.96?N 140°48?15.06?E / 40.2713778°N 140.8041833°E / 40.2713778; 140.8041833
A circle on the ground made of stones.
Former K?d?kan School (????, ky?k?d?kan)[32]
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4
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Former school of the Mito Clan, founded in 1841 by Tokugawa Nariaki Ibaraki MitoMito, Ibaraki
36°22?31.54?N 140°28?38.27?E / 36.3754278°N 140.4772972°E / 36.3754278; 140.4772972
A wooden house with white walls and a gabled roof.
Hitachi Kokubun-ji site (??????, hitachi kokubunjiato)[33]
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3
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Ibaraki IshiokaIshioka, Ibaraki
36°11?48.17?N 140°16?25.38?E / 36.1967139°N 140.2737167°E / 36.1967139; 140.2737167
Hitachi Kokubun Nunnery site (???????, hitachi kokubun nijiato)[34]
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3
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Ibaraki IshiokaIshioka, Ibaraki
36°12?6.18?N 140°16?3.25?E / 36.2017167°N 140.2675694°E / 36.2017167; 140.2675694
?ya Magaibutsu (?????, ?ya magaibutsu)
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3
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Stone reliefs of Buddhist deities in a cave Tochigi UtsunomiyaUtsunomiya, Tochigi
36°35?46.35?N 139°49?16.94?E / 36.5962083°N 139.8213722°E / 36.5962083; 139.8213722
Cedar Avenue of Nikk? and attached donation monuments (??????? ? ?????, nikk? suginamiki kaid? tsuketari namiki kishinhi)[35][36]
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6 2.1 Three roads totalling 37 km (23 mi) Tochigi NikkoNikk?, Imaichi and Kanuma, Tochigi
36°35?46.35?N 139°49?16.94?E / 36.5962083°N 139.8213722°E / 36.5962083; 139.8213722
Tall cedar trees next to a modern road.

A stone stele with square cross section surrounded by a stone fence.

Kanaizawa Stele (????, kanaizawahi)[37]
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3, 7
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110 cm (43 in) high stone stele from 726 Gunma TakasakiTakasaki, Gunma
36°17?8.37?N 139°0?58.21?E / 36.2856583°N 139.0161694°E / 36.2856583; 139.0161694
Rubbed copy showing Chinese characters.
Yamanoue stele and kofun (???????, yamanouehi oyobi kofun)[38]
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1, 7
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Gunma TakasakiTakasaki, Gunma
36°16?37.48?N 139°1?40.09?E / 36.2770778°N 139.0278028°E / 36.2770778; 139.0278028
Rubbed copy showing Chinese characters.
Tago Stele (???, tagohi)[39]
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2, 7
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Gunma TakasakiTakasaki, Gunma
36°15?54.1?N 138°59?46.67?E / 36.265028°N 138.9962972°E / 36.265028; 138.9962972
Rubbed copy showing Chinese characters.
Edo Castle site (????, edoj?ato)
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2
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Tokyo TokyoTokyo
35°41?8.93?N 139°45?23.95?E / 35.6858139°N 139.7566528°E / 35.6858139; 139.7566528
Stone foundations.
Ichij?dani Asakura Family Historic Ruins (????????, Ichij?dani Asakura-shi iseki)[40]
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2, 3, 6, 7, 8
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The gardens at the same site are a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Fukui FukuiFukui, Fukui
35°59?57.95?N 136°17?43.52?E / 35.9994306°N 136.2954222°E / 35.9994306; 136.2954222
Small Chinese style wooden gate in a wall of rough stones.
Togari Ishi Stone Age ruins (????????, togariishi sekkijidai iseki)
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1
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J?mon period archaeological site Nagano ChinoChino, Nagano
36°0?46.32?N 138°13?55.04?E / 36.0128667°N 138.2319556°E / 36.0128667; 138.2319556
T?tomi Kokubun-ji site (??????, t?tomi kokubunjiato)[41]
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3
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Shizuoka IwataIwata, Shizuoka
34°43?10.45?N 137°51?5.75?E / 34.7195694°N 137.8515972°E / 34.7195694; 137.8515972
Arai Barrier site (????, arainosekiato)[42][43]
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6
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Set up by Tokugawa Ieyasu Shizuoka AraiArai, Shizuoka
34°41?40.99?N 137°33?40.82?E / 34.6947194°N 137.5613389°E / 34.6947194; 137.5613389
A wide wooden building with a large roof beyond a wooden fence.
Toro archaeological site (????, toro iseki)[44]
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1
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Late Yayoi archaeological site Shizuoka ShizuokaShizuoka, Shizuoka
34°57?22.26?N 138°24?29.74?E / 34.9561833°N 138.4082611°E / 34.9561833; 138.4082611
Simple thatched hut with the thatching going all the way to the ground.
Nagoya Castle site (?????, nagoyaj?ato)
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Aichi NagoyaNagoya, Aichi
35°11?5.8?N 136°53?58.77?E / 35.184944°N 136.8996583°E / 35.184944; 136.8996583
Remains of stone foundations in front of a Japanese castle.
Former residence of Motoori Norinaga (?????? ? ??, Motoori Norinaga ky?taku d?takuato)[45]
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Mie MatsusakaMatsusaka, Mie
34°34?30.9?N 136°31?32.94?E / 34.575250°N 136.5258167°E / 34.575250; 136.5258167
Interior of a Japanese house with tatami floor and sliding doors.
Azuchi Castle site (????, azuchij?ato)
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Shiga variousAzuchi and Higashi?mi, Shiga
35°9?21.25?N 136°8?21.79?E / 35.1559028°N 136.1393861°E / 35.1559028; 136.1393861
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Hikone Castle site (????, hikonej?ato)
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Shiga HikoneHikone, Shiga
35°16?35.87?N 136°15?9.02?E / 35.2766306°N 136.2525056°E / 35.2766306; 136.2525056
Tenshu.
Osaka Castle site (????, osakaj?ato)
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Osaka OsakaOsaka, Osaka
34°41?14.3?N 135°31?35.04?E / 34.687306°N 135.5264000°E / 34.687306; 135.5264000
Osaka Castle.
Kudara-dera site (???, kuderaderaato)
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Osaka HirakataHirakata, Osaka
34°48?55.29?N 135°39?39.15?E / 34.8153583°N 135.6608750°E / 34.8153583; 135.6608750
A low earthen platform.
Himeji Castle site (????, himejij?ato)[46]
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Hyogo HimejiHimeji, Hy?go
34°50?18.85?N 134°41?34.97?E / 34.8385694°N 134.6930472°E / 34.8385694; 134.6930472
View from a high building over wooded lands with many structures.
Kitora Tomb (?????, kitora kofun)[47]
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Nara AsukaAsuka, Nara
34°27?5.25?N 135°48?18.49?E / 34.4514583°N 135.8051361°E / 34.4514583; 135.8051361
Wooded hillock and a small stone wall.
Takamatsuzuka Tomb (?????, takamatsuzuka kofun)[48]
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Nara AsukaAsuka, Nara
34°27?43.94?N 135°48?23.2?E / 34.4622056°N 135.806444°E / 34.4622056; 135.806444
Wooden entrance to a little hill.
Yama-dera site (????, yamadaderaato)[49]
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Nara SakuraiSakurai, Nara
34°29?4.02?N 135°49?48.09?E / 34.4844500°N 135.8300250°E / 34.4844500; 135.8300250
Modern stele with Japanese characters next to a raised platform.
Ishibutai Kofun (?????)[50]
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Nara AsukaAsuka, Nara
34°28?0.15?N 135°49?33.88?E / 34.4667083°N 135.8260778°E / 34.4667083; 135.8260778
Two huge and a couple of smaller rocks.
Suyama Kofun (????)[51]
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Nara KoryoK?ry?, Nara
34°33?23.06?N 135°44?27.63?E / 34.5564056°N 135.7410083°E / 34.5564056; 135.7410083
Suyama kofun stereo.jpg
Fujiwara Palace site (????, fujiwara ky?seki)[52]
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Palace of the Fujiwara capital Nara KashiharaKashihara, Nara
34°30?8.71?N 135°48?26.44?E / 34.5024194°N 135.8073444°E / 34.5024194; 135.8073444
Fujiwara Palace Ruins
Monjuin Nishi Kofun (??????)[53]
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Nara SakuraiSakurai, Nara
34°30?13.55?N 135°50?33.21?E / 34.5037639°N 135.8425583°E / 34.5037639; 135.8425583
Entrance to an underground structure built of rough stones.
Heij? Palace site (????, heij? ky?seki)[54]
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Palace of the Heij? capital; the gardens at the same site are a Special Place of Scenic Beauty Nara NaraNara, Nara
34°41?28.46?N 135°47?42.02?E / 34.6912389°N 135.7950056°E / 34.6912389; 135.7950056
Birds eye view of a palace with several large structures surrounded by a rectangular corridor.
Moto Yakushi-ji site (?????, motoyakushijiato)[55]
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Yakushi-ji of the Fujiwara capital Nara KashiharaKashihara, Nara
34°29?33.88?N 135°48?0.95?E / 34.4927444°N 135.8002639°E / 34.4927444; 135.8002639
Iwase Senzuka Kofun Group (???????, iwase senzuka kofungun)[56]
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Wakayama WakayamaWakayama, Wakayama
34°13?33.08?N 135°13?38.9?E / 34.2258556°N 135.227472°E / 34.2258556; 135.227472
A gravel path and hillocks.
Sai no Ohai-ji site (?????, sainoohaijiato)
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Tottori TohakuT?haku, Tottori
35°28?53.65?N 133°42?41.13?E / 35.4815694°N 133.7114250°E / 35.4815694; 133.7114250
Former Shizutani School with Camelia mound, stone gate, site of the residence of Tsuda Nagatada and tea house (????? ? ????????????????, ky?shizutanigakk? tsuketari tsubakiyama sekimon tsudanagatadatakuato oyobi k?y?tei)[57][58]
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Okayama BizenBizen, Okayama
34°47?46.77?N 134°13?10.23?E / 34.7963250°N 134.2195083°E / 34.7963250; 134.2195083
A fenced mound beyond a thick forest.

Two short stone columns placed about two meters apart in the ground.

Small hut with thatched pyramid shaped roof amongst trees.

Stone foundations and a wooded hill.

Renjuku Fourmer Chazan Kan house (???????????, renjuku narabini kansazanky?taku)[59][60]
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Chazan Kan (1748-1827) was a Confucian scholar. Hiroshima FukuyamaFukuyama, Hiroshima
34°32?41.26?N 133°23?4.1?E / 34.5447944°N 133.384472°E / 34.5447944; 133.384472
Sanuki Kokubun-ji site (??????, sanuki kokubunjiato)[61]
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Temple 80 of the Shikoku pilgrimage Kagawa HiraizumiTakamatsu, Kagawa
34°18?13.18?N 133°56?39.65?E / 34.3036611°N 133.9443472°E / 34.3036611; 133.9443472
Large stones set in the ground in front of temple buildings.
?zuka Kofun (????)[62]
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Fukuoka KeisenKeisen, Fukuoka
33°35?19.47?N 130°39?49.84?E / 33.5887417°N 130.6638444°E / 33.5887417; 130.6638444
A mound with a gate covered by grass.
Mizuki site (???, mizukiato)
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Low embankment built in 664 by the Dazaifu (???), the imperial office governing Ky?sh?, against an invasion from Tang Dynasty China and Korea Fukuoka variousDazaifu, Kasuga and ?noj?, Fukuoka
33°31?2.41?N 130°29?28.42?E / 33.5173361°N 130.4912278°E / 33.5173361; 130.4912278
Ruins of Mizuki.jpg
Dazaifu site (????, dazaifuato)[63]
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Ruins of the governmental office with jurisdiction over Ky?sh? Fukuoka DazaifuDazaifu, Fukuoka
33°30?52.43?N 130°30?54.55?E / 33.5145639°N 130.5151528°E / 33.5145639; 130.5151528
Modern stele in front of a park-like area.
?noj? Castle Ruins (????, ?noj?ato)[64]
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Asuka period castle Fukuoka variousDazaifu, Umi and ?noj?, Fukuoka
33°31?16.9?N 130°30?54.01?E / 33.521361°N 130.5150028°E / 33.521361; 130.5150028
Wall of unhewn stones.
Yoshinogari site (??????, yoshinogari iseki)[65]
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Yayoi period archaeological site Saga YoshinogariYoshinogari, Saga
33°19?25.18?N 130°23?6.43?E / 33.3236611°N 130.3851194°E / 33.3236611; 130.3851194
Two simple houses with thatched roofs almost going down to the ground.
Nagoya Castle ruined foundations (????????, nagoyaj?ato narabini jinato)[66]
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Saga variousChinzei, Yobuko and Genkai, Saga
33°31?48.65?N 129°52?9.75?E / 33.5301806°N 129.8693750°E / 33.5301806; 129.8693750
Hill with remains of stone foundations. In the distant background there is the see.
Kaneda Castle site (????, kanedaj?ato)[67]
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Asuka period mountain castle Nagasaki TsushimaTsushima, Nagasaki
34°16?6.07?N 129°18?49.69?E / 34.2683528°N 129.3138028°E / 34.2683528; 129.3138028
Haru no Tsuji Site (?????, haru no tsujii seki)[68]
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Nagasaki IkiIki, Nagasaki
33°45?48.68?N 129°44?55.04?E / 33.7635222°N 129.7486222°E / 33.7635222; 129.7486222
Kumamoto Castle site (????, kumamotoj?ato)
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Kumamoto KumamotoKumamoto, Kumamoto
32°48?20.55?N 130°42?21.21?E / 32.8057083°N 130.7058917°E / 32.8057083; 130.7058917
Kumamoto Castle 02n3200.jpg
Usuki Stone Buddhas with five-storied stone pagoda and two gorint? with inscriptions from 1170 and 1172 (????? ? ????????????? ?????????, usuki magaibutsu tsuketari hiyoshit? ka?ninenzaimei gorint? j?anninenzaimei gorint?)[69][70]
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Oita UsukiUsuki, ?ita
33°5?26.18?N 131°45?47.04?E / 33.0906056°N 131.7630667°E / 33.0906056; 131.7630667
Usukisekibutsu2.jpg
Saitobaru Burial Mounds (??????, saitobaru kofun-guni)[71]
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Miyazaki SaitoSaito, Miyazaki
32°7?14.95?N 131°23?17.84?E / 32.1208194°N 131.3882889°E / 32.1208194; 131.3882889
Grass covered hillock with an entrance.
Kii Castle site (??(?)??, kiij?ato)[72]
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variou variousChikushino, Fukuoka and Kiyama, Saga
33°26?39.34?N 130°30?36.09?E / 33.4442611°N 130.5100250°E / 33.4442611; 130.5100250
Mount Apoi alpine plant community (??????????, apoidake k?zanshokubutsu gunraku)
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2.3 Hokkaido SamaniSamani, Hokkaid?
42°6?25.35?N 143°1?41.89?E / 42.1070417°N 143.0283028°E / 42.1070417; 143.0283028
Marimo of Lake Akan (???????, akanko no marimo)
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2.12, 2.8 Hokkaido AkanAkan, Hokkaid?
43°27?1.54?N 144°5?57.93?E / 43.4504278°N 144.0994250°E / 43.4504278; 144.0994250
Large green balls of a plant under water.
Showashinzan (????)
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3.10 Hokkaido SobetsuS?betsu, Hokkaid?
42°32?37.17?N 140°51?51.77?E / 42.5436583°N 140.8643806°E / 42.5436583; 140.8643806
Rocky mountain colored red among green landscape.
Daisetsuzan (???)
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4 Hokkaido variousKamikawa, Higashikawa, Biei and Shintoku, Hokkaid?
43°40?58.87?N 142°53?55.78?E / 43.6830194°N 142.8988278°E / 43.6830194; 142.8988278
Flat valley or caldera with patches of snow.
Nopporo Forest Park (?????, nopporo genshirin)
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2.2 Hokkaido KitahiroshimaKitahiroshima, Hokkaid?
43°3?12.46?N 141°30?3.09?E / 43.0534611°N 141.5008583°E / 43.0534611; 141.5008583
Lake in a forest.
Swans on Kominato beach and their wintering place (????????????????, kominato no hakuch? oyobi sono toraichi)
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1.2 Whooper swans Aomori HiranaiHiranai, Aomori
40°56?14.09?N 140°58?23.88?E / 40.9372472°N 140.9733000°E / 40.9372472; 140.9733000
Cygnus cygnus -Regents Park, London, England -head-8.jpg
Get? Onsen Tufa (????????, get? onsen no sekkaika)
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3.8 Iwate KitakamiKitakami, Iwate
39°12?36.64?N 140°52?55.74?E / 39.2101778°N 140.8821500°E / 39.2101778; 140.8821500
Nesori petrified wood (???????, nesori no daikeikaboku)
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3.1 15-20 million years old Iwate IchinoheIchinohe, Iwate
40°11?24.78?N 141°20?4.42?E / 40.1902167°N 141.3345611°E / 40.1902167; 141.3345611
Yakehashiri lava flow (??????, yakehashiri y?ganry?)
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3.5, 3.10 Iwate NishineNishine, Iwate
39°52?30.82?N 141°2?51.16?E / 39.8752278°N 141.0475444°E / 39.8752278; 141.0475444
Yakebashri.JPG
Mount Hayachine and Yakushidake alpine zone, forest vegetation (?????????????????????, hayachinesan oyobi yakushidake no k?zantai shinrin shokubutsugunraku)
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2.3 Iwate variousHanamaki, T?no and Kawai, Iwate
39°31?53.71?N 141°28?26.53?E / 39.5315861°N 141.4740361°E / 39.5315861; 141.4740361
onik?be no megama oyobi ogama kanketsu onsen (??????????????)
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3.8 Miyagi Osaki?saki, Miyagi
38°48?0.19?N 140°38?52.81?E / 38.8000528°N 140.6480028°E / 38.8000528; 140.6480028
Tamagawa Hot Spring hokutolite (????????, tamagawa onsen no hokut?seki)
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3.1, 3.8 Hokutolite is a type of radioactive baryte. Akita SembokuSemboku, Akita
39°57?42.57?N 140°43?42.18?E / 39.9618250°N 140.7283833°E / 39.9618250; 140.7283833
Tamagawa spa 2004.jpg
Mount Haguro cedar avenue (????????, hagursan no suginamiki)
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2.1 Yamagata TsuruokaTsuruoka, Yamagata
38°42?13.91?N 139°58?13.33?E / 38.7038639°N 139.9703694°E / 38.7038639; 139.9703694
A stone mountain path through a forest of very large cedar trees.
Large zelkova tree of Higashine (???????, higashine no ?keyaki)
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2.1 More than 1000 years old, and perimeter larger than 12 (m), largest zelkova tree in Japan Yamagata HigashineHigashine, Yamagata
38°26?31.16?N 140°24?6.28?E / 38.4419889°N 140.4017444°E / 38.4419889; 140.4017444
Natural habitat Pinguicula ramosa (?????????, higashine no ?keyaki)
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2.12 A species of butterwort endemic to Nikk? National Park Tochigi NikkoNikk?, Tochigi
36°40?27.13?N 139°21?42.9?E / 36.6742028°N 139.361917°E / 36.6742028; 139.361917
A small plant with light green leaves and blue whitish flowers growing on a tree trunk.
Mount Asama lava tree mold (???????, asamayama y?ganjukei)
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3.2, 3.7, 3.10 Gunma TsumagoiTsumagoi, Gunma
36°26?53.57?N 138°30?56.25?E / 36.4482139°N 138.5156250°E / 36.4482139; 138.5156250
Wisteria at Ushijima (?????, ushijima no fuji)
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2.1 Saitama KasukabeKasukabe, Saitama
35°59?5.83?N 139°46?24.07?E / 35.9849528°N 139.7733528°E / 35.9849528; 139.7733528
Kagami-iwa rock at Mount Mitake (?????, mitake no kagamiiwa)
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3.1, 3.5 Saitama KamikawaKamikawa, Saitama
36°10?45.91?N 139°4?14.18?E / 36.1794194°N 139.0706056°E / 36.1794194; 139.0706056
Tajimagahara Primula sieboldii primrose habitat (????????????, tajimagahara sakuras? jiseichi)
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2.4 Saitama SaitamaSaitama, Saitama
35°50?17.41?N 139°36?56.66?E / 35.8381694°N 139.6157389°E / 35.8381694; 139.6157389
Tajimagahara Primula sieboldii primrose habitat
Tai-no-ura sea bream habitat (????????, tai no ura tai seisokuchi)[73]
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1.3 Chiba KamogawaKamogawa, Chiba
35°7?5.98?N 140°11?28.67?E / 35.1183278°N 140.1912972°E / 35.1183278; 140.1912972
Special Natural Monument, the habitat of Pagrus major, TAINOURA.JPG
?shima cherry tree (???????, ?shima no sakurakabu)
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2.1 Single tree, 7.9 m (26 ft) circumference; species is native to ?shima and Izu Peninsula Tokyo Oshima?shima, Tokyo
34°45?49.01?N 139°26?3.07?E / 34.7636139°N 139.4341861°E / 34.7636139; 139.4341861
Cerasus speciosa1.jpg
Firefly squid sea surface group (?????????, hotaruika-gun y?kaimen)
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1.3 Toyama variousToyama and Uozu, Toyama
36°46?36.01?N 137°20?40.69?E / 36.7766694°N 137.3446361°E / 36.7766694; 137.3446361
Watasenia scintillans.jpg
Uozu buried forest (?????, uozu maibutsurin)
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3.1, 3.5 Tree trunks of a cedar forest partially buried about 2000 years ago; largest has a circumference of c. 12 m (39 ft) Toyama Uozu ShakadoShakad?, Uozu, Toyama
36°49?31.5?N 137°24?23.53?E / 36.825417°N 137.4065361°E / 36.825417; 137.4065361
Uodu-maiboturin mus 01.JPG
Yakushidake cirque group (???????, yakushidake no kenkokugun)
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3.11 Toyama ToyamaToyama, Toyama
36°28?5.64?N 137°32?38.48?E / 36.4682333°N 137.5440222°E / 36.4682333; 137.5440222
Mount Yakushi from Mount North-Yakushi 1997-08-11.jpg
Sinter cones (???????, iwama no funsent?gun)
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3.8 Ishikawa HakusanHakusan, Ishikawa
36°13?39.32?N 136°46?11.69?E / 36.2275889°N 136.7699139°E / 36.2275889; 136.7699139
Narusawa lava tree mold (??????, narusaway?ganjukei)
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3.6, 3.10 Yamanashi NarusawaNarusawa, Yamanashi
35°25?34.06?N 138°42?3.05?E / 35.4261278°N 138.7008472°E / 35.4261278; 138.7008472
Narusawa Lava shape of a tree No2.JPG
Shirahone Onsen stalagmite and spherical limestones (??????????????, shirahone onsen no funt?ky? to ky?j?sekkaiseki)
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3.8 Nagano MatsumotoMatsumoto, Nagano
36°8?51.72?N 137°37?28.85?E / 36.1477000°N 137.6246806°E / 36.1477000; 137.6246806
Neodani Fault (?????, neodani dans?)
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3.5 Gifu MotosuMotosu, Gifu
35°37?1.62?N 136°37?14.98?E / 35.6171167°N 136.6208278°E / 35.6171167; 136.6208278
Neodani fault.JPG
Itoshiro cedar (??????, itoshiro no sugi)
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2.1 Circumference 14 m (46 ft) Gifu GujoGuj?, Gifu
36°0?5.83?N 136°46?18.49?E / 36.0016194°N 136.7718028°E / 36.0016194; 136.7718028
Itoshiro oosugi from south 2002 6 1.jpg
Kariyado gebazakura (????????, kariyado no gebazakura)
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2.1 Oldest tree of the mountain sakura, crown 21.81 m (71.6 ft) (EW) and 16.33 m (53.6 ft) (NS) Shizuoka FujinomiyaFujinomiya, Shizuoka
35°18?6.92?N 138°35?19.59?E / 35.3019222°N 138.5887750°E / 35.3019222; 138.5887750
Wakutama pond (???, wakutama no ike)
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3.10 Shizuoka FujinomiyaFujinomiya, Shizuoka
35°13?38.07?N 138°36?41.14?E / 35.2272417°N 138.6114278°E / 35.2272417; 138.6114278
Pond with a stone inside and a red bridge crossing it.
Nagaoka fireflies and their habitat (?????????????????, nagaoka no genjibotaru oyobi sono hassei)
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1.2 Shiga MaibaraMaibara, Shiga
35°21?22.54?N 136°22?4.84?E / 35.3562611°N 136.3680111°E / 35.3562611; 136.3680111
Kasugayama Primeval Forest (??????, kasugayama genshirin)
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2.2 Part of the World Heritage Site "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara" Nara NaraNara, Nara
34°40?56.19?N 135°51?46.13?E / 34.6822750°N 135.8628139°E / 34.6822750; 135.8628139
Kasugayama Primeval Forest 02.jpg
Daisen agarwood single species forest (??????????????, daisen no daisenkyaraboku junrin)
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2.2 Tottori DaisenDaisen, Tottori
35°29?0.95?N 133°30?28.51?E / 35.4835972°N 133.5079194°E / 35.4835972; 133.5079194
Daikon Island lava tubes (????????, daikonjima no y?ganzuid?)
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3.6, 3.10 Shimane MatsueMatsue, Shimane
35°29?42.59?N 133°10?34.42?E / 35.4951639°N 133.1762278°E / 35.4951639; 133.1762278
Akiyoshi plateau (???, akiyoshidai)
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3.1, 3.3, 3.6, 3.9 Karst topography Yamaguchi MineMine, Yamaguchi
34°14?11.14?N 131°17?26.05?E / 34.2364278°N 131.2905694°E / 34.2364278; 131.2905694
Landscape of brown hills with many scattered rocks.
Akiyoshi cave (???, akiyoshid?)
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3.6, 3.9 At 8.7 km (5.4 mi) second longest cave in Japan Yamaguchi MineMine, Yamaguchi
34°13?40.17?N 131°18?12.32?E / 34.2278250°N 131.3034222°E / 34.2278250; 131.3034222
The Hyakumaizara in Akiyoshi cave.
Cranes at Yashiro and their wintering place (?????????????, yashiro no tsuru oyobi sono toraichi)
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1.2 Hooded cranes Yamaguchi variousSh?nan and Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi
34°5?56.19?N 131°56?49.83?E / 34.0989417°N 131.9471750°E / 34.0989417; 131.9471750
Giant camphor tree in Kamo (??????, kamo no ?kusu)
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2.1 Tokushima HigashimiyoshiHigashimiyoshi, Tokushima
34°2?27.39?N 133°55?54.92?E / 34.0409417°N 133.9319222°E / 34.0409417; 133.9319222
Chinese juniper at H?sh?-in (????????, h?sh?in no shinpaku)
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2.1 23 m (75 ft) high, 15 m (49 ft) circumference at ground level Kagawa TonoshoTonosh?, Kagawa
34°29?36.11?N 134°11?49.86?E / 34.4933639°N 134.1971833°E / 34.4933639; 134.1971833
Yakama potholes (??????, yakama no ?ketsugun)
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3.9 Ehime KumakogenKumak?gen, Ehime
33°42?13.6?N 132°57?38.39?E / 33.703778°N 132.9606639°E / 33.703778; 132.9606639
Common jay at K?chi and its habitat (??????????????????, k?chishi no mikadoageha oyobi sono seisokuchi)
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1.2 Kochi KochiK?chi, K?chi
33°33?13.06?N 133°32?24.07?E / 33.5536278°N 133.5400194°E / 33.5536278; 133.5400194
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Giant cedars at Sugi (?????, sugi no ?sugi)
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2.1 Two stems, each about 16 m (52 ft) circumference Kochi Otoyo?toyo, K?chi
33°45?20.17?N 133°39?47.01?E / 33.7556028°N 133.6630583°E / 33.7556028; 133.6630583
Japanese Box primeval forest at Mount Kosho (????????, koshosan tsuge genshirin)
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2.1 Fukuoka variousAsakura and Kama, Fukuoka
33°28?54.67?N 130°43?29.8?E / 33.4818528°N 130.724944°E / 33.4818528; 130.724944
Buxus microphylla HabitusLeaves BotGardBln0906.JPG
Camphor tree primeval forest at Mount Tachibana (??????????, tachibanayama kusunoki genshirin)
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2.2, 2.10 Fukuoka variousShing? and Hisayama, Fukuoka
33°40?45.67?N 130°28?6.23?E / 33.6793528°N 130.4683972°E / 33.6793528; 130.4683972
Tachibanayama02.jpg
Mucuna sempervirens at Aira (???????????, aira no airatobikazura)
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2.1, 2.12 Kumamoto KikukaKikuka, Kumamoto
33°3?51.16?N 130°46?5.53?E / 33.0642111°N 130.7682028°E / 33.0642111; 130.7682028
Aoshima subtropical plant communities (??????????, aoshima anettai seishokubutsugunraku)
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2.2 Miyazaki MiyazakiAoshima, Miyazaki, Miyazaki
31°48?18.69?N 131°28?32.7?E / 31.8051917°N 131.475750°E / 31.8051917; 131.475750
Aoshima.jpg
Sago palm natural habitat at Cape Toi (?????????, toimisaki sotetsu jiseichi)
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2.10 Miyazaki KushimaKushima, Miyazaki
31°21?54.78?N 131°20?24.03?E / 31.3652167°N 131.3400083°E / 31.3652167; 131.3400083
Toimisaki Sotetu Kuma Miyazaki.JPG
Mitrastema at Uchiumi (???????????, uchiumi no yakkos? hasseichi)
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2.12 Mitrastema yamamotoi Miyazaki MiyazakiMiyazaki, Miyazaki
31°44?28.97?N 131°28?3.81?E / 31.7413806°N 131.4677250°E / 31.7413806; 131.4677250
Yakushima primeval cedar forest (????????, yakushima sugi genshirin)
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2.2 Includes with the J?mon Sugi, the oldest specimen of Cryptomeria japonica Kagoshima YakushimaYakushima, Kagoshima
30°19?40.23?N 130°31?23.06?E / 30.3278417°N 130.5230722°E / 30.3278417; 130.5230722
Jhomonsugi in Yaku Island Japan 001.JPG
Kam? camphor tree (?????, kam? no kesu)
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2.1 Height: 30 m (98 ft), circumference: 24 m (79 ft) Kagoshima KamoKam?, Kagoshima
31°45?44.38?N 130°34?11.77?E / 31.7623278°N 130.5699361°E / 31.7623278; 130.5699361
Big Japanese cinnamon Kamo hachiman shrine.jpg
Origin of Kandelia obovata at Kiire (???????????????, kiire no ry?ky?k?gai sanchi)
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2.10 Kagoshima KagoshimaKagoshima, Kagoshima
31°22?29.34?N 130°32?49.26?E / 31.3748167°N 130.5470167°E / 31.3748167; 130.5470167
Kandelia obovata mehirugi hana.JPG
Natural habitat of the sago palm in Kagoshima Prefecture (???????????, kagoshimaken no sotetsu jiseichi)
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2.10 Kagoshima variousYamagawa, Bonotsu, Sata and Uchinoura, Kagoshima
31°21?13.09?N 130°42?15.64?E / 31.3536361°N 130.7043444°E / 31.3536361; 130.7043444
Cycas revoluta female cone01.jpg
Cranes in Kagoshima Prefecture and their wintering place (???????????????, kagoshimaken no tsuru oyobi sono toraichi)
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1.2 Hooded cranes Kagoshima IzumiIzumi, Kagoshima
32°6?9.52?N 130°16?25.75?E / 32.1026444°N 130.2738194°E / 32.1026444; 130.2738194
Cranes in Izumi, Kagoshima.jpg
Bir?jima subtropical plant communities (???????????, bir?jima anettai seishokubutsugunraku)
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2.2, 2.10 Kagoshima ShibushiShibushi, Kagoshima
31°25?45.3?N 131°7?1.89?E / 31.429250°N 131.1171917°E / 31.429250; 131.1171917
Biro Island Shibushi.JPG
Shirouma mountain range alpine plant zone (?????????, shiroumarenzan k?zanshokubutsutai)
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2.3 various variousAsahi and Kurobe in Toyama; Hakuba in Nagano; Itoigawa in Niigata
36°38?56.9?N 137°44?55.73?E / 36.649139°N 137.7488139°E / 36.649139; 137.7488139
Shiroumadake various 2000-10-7etc.jpg
Ozegahara (??, oze)
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4 various variousYunotani, Niigata; Katashina, Gunma; Hinoemata, Fukushima
36°56?33.93?N 139°13?59.41?E / 36.9427583°N 139.2331694°E / 36.9427583; 139.2331694
View from a mountain on a wide valley with light green areas bordered by dark green forest.
Short-tailed albatross (?????, ah?dori)
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1.2 various variousOgasawara Islands (Tokyo) and Okinawa A mainly white bird with some black feathers at the wings and some rust color around the neck and the back of the neck.
Amami rabbit (?????????, amami no kuro usagi)
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1.1 Kagoshima variousTokunoshima and Amami ?shima, Kagoshima A stuffed rabbit.
Iriomote cat (?????????, iriomote yamaneko)
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1.1 Endemic to one island (Iriomote) Okinawa IriomoteIriomote, Okinawa A stuffed cat.
Japanese giant salamander (?????????, ?sansh?uo)
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1.2 At up to 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) length, the second largest salamander in the world[74] various Iriomote11 prefectures, among others: Gifu, Mie, Hy?go, Hiroshima, Shimane, Tottori, ?ita A red-brownish salamander with black spots under water.
Japanese serow (????, kamoshika)
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1.1 found on all main Japanese islands except for Hokkaid? various various29 prefectures including Aomori Two lying goat-antelopes with black rumps and white heads.
Otter (????, kawauso)
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1.2 various variousvarious A stuffed otter.
Crested serpent-eagle (??????, kanmuriwashi)
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1.1 Okinawa variousOkinawa O-kanmuriwashi.
Oriental stork (?????, k? no tori)
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1.2 various variousHy?go and Fukui A black and white stork with red legs and a black beak.
Red-crowned crane (?????, tanch?)
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1.2 Hokkaido variousHokkaid? A black and white crane with a red crown.
Crested ibis (??, toki)
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1.2 various variousNiigata and Ishikawa A stuffed white ibis with red legs and face and a black beak.
Okinawa woodpecker (?????, noguchigera)
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1.1 Endemic to Okinawa Island Okinawa Okinawa IslandOkinawa Island, Okinawa PicusNoguchiiKeulemans.jpg
Bonin white-eye (???, meguro)
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1.1 Endemic to the Bonin Islands Tokyo Bonin IslandsBonin Islands, Tokyo
Rock ptarmigan (?????, raich?)
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1.2 various variousToyama, Nagano, Niigata, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Gifu Two grouses with white lower part and brown upper part.
Long-tailed fowl of Tosa (????????, tosa no onagadori)
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1.4 Kochi NankokuNankoku, K?chi

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