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Japan Travel's full selection covering Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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We still don't know who constructed Nakijin, though the excavations show that it was started in the 13th century. The fact that it took over a hundred years to complete meant that the generation who started it did not see it finished, but it was of such monumental importance that the next generations took over the construction as their life work.
In Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, Daigo-ji is a Buddhist temple in an attractive forest setting, with an exquisite traditional garden, and numerous beautiful halls and treasures.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site and learn about the role Kitakyushu played in Japan's rise in modern industrialization
Hiking the Yagyu Kaido a Samurai Road in a Primeval Forest
Kumano Hongu Shrine & Giant Torii Gate: One of the three great shrines of Kumano, Hongu Shrine saves ones life in the future.
Highlights of the Shirakawa-Go Village in Gifu Prefecture.