Japan

Japan's World Heritage Sites

From sacred shrines and ancient forests to the ruins of Hiroshima and remote villages, Japan is rich in history. Take of tour of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Himeji-jo
Called "White Egret Castle" for its supposed resemblance to a white bird taking flight, Himeji-jo is a perfect archetypal example of Japanese architecture dating back to 1333. The castle is actually a complex of 83 buildings that make up one of the most advanced defensive structures of 14th-century Japan.

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