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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an agency of the United Nations that aims to promote the preservation and growth of the world's intellectual and cultural property. UNESCO is probably best known for designing World Heritage Sites, cultural and natural sites that show "outstanding universal value". There are currently 21 world heritage sites in Japan, 17 cultural ones and 4 natural ones.

World Cultural Heritage Sites

Fujisan

Added in 2013
Japan's most iconic volcano and highest mountain, Mount Fuji, has been worshiped as a sacred mountain for centuries and had an immeasurable impact on Japanese culture, while it is recognized as a symbol of Japan across the world.

National Museum of Western Art

Added in 2016
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park is Japan's only building designed by Le Corbusier. Alongside several other works by the pioneering architect in Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India and Switzerland, the museum building is part of "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement".

World Natural Heritage Sites

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Page last updated: July 9, 2017