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Historic sites in Japan

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If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Japan and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Japan and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Japan you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Japan, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Historical sites in Japan : Site Index

  • Kiyomizudera Kiyomizudera
    Kiyomizudera is a well-known Buddhist shrine in Kyoto listed by UNESCO.
    Photo by tsc_traveler (cc)

  • Meiji Jingu Meiji Jingu
    Meiji Jingu in Tokyo is a shrine to the soul of the first emperor of modern Japan, Emperor Meiji and his wife.
    Photo by fletcherjcm (cc)

  • Sensoji Temple Sensoji Temple
    The Sensoji Temple was the oldest temple in Tokyo until it burnt down in World War II.

  • The Edo Tokyo Museum The Edo Tokyo Museum
    The Edo Tokyo Museum chronicles the history of the city.

  • The Hiroshima Peace Memorial The Hiroshima Peace Memorial
    The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is the site of the only building left standing following the explosion of the atom bomb in 1945.

  • The Nagasaki Peace Park The Nagasaki Peace Park
    The Nagasaki Peace Park commemorates the atomic bombing of this Japanese city by American forces in World War II.

  • Todai-ji Todai-ji
    Buddhist Temple complex; UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Tokyo National Museum Tokyo National Museum
    The Tokyo National Museum is a museum of culture and history housing national treasures from Japan and the Far East.

  • Yasukuni Shrine Yasukuni Shrine
    The Yasukuni Shrine is a sacred temple in Kudan erected by Emperor Meiji in 1869 coupled with a military museum.
    Photo by MIKI Yoshihito (cc)

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