100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei period)

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The 100 Landscapes of Japan (日本百景?) is a list of famous scenic sites in Japan. This list was developed during the reign of the current emperor.

The top three are Mount Fuji, Shosenkyo gorge in Yamanashi Prefecture, and Shiretoko in Hokkaido.[1]

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A national poll was part of creating the "100 Landscapes of Shōwa" (昭和百景 Shōwa hyakkei?) at the beginning of Emperor Hirohito's reign.

The Nichi Nichi Shimbun and Mainichi Shimbun supported the selection process during 1927.[2]

In 2009, the Yomiuri Shimbun sponsored an update. The newspaper and its readers selected the "100 Landscapes of Heisei" (平成百景 Heisei hyakkei?). This new selection was supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.[1]

Three hundred sites were nominated and more than 640,000 votes were collected during the polling process.[1]

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Landscape Prefecture Image
Okhotsk (流氷?) ice floes Hokkaidō Ryuhyoh 03.jpg
Kushiro Wetland (釧路湿原?) Hokkaidō Kottaro situgen 2009.jpg
Shiretoko (知床?) Hokkaidō Goko Reflection.jpg
Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園?) Hokkaidō Asahiyama zoo Penguin.jpg
Hills in Biei (美瑛の丘?) Hokkaidō Biei Hokkaido.jpg
Hakodate Night View (函館の夜景?) Hokkaidō Hakodate akarenngasouko.jpg
Nebuta Festival (ねぶた?) Aomori Prefecture Aomori Nebuta AUG 2006 0002.jpg
Hirosaki Castle (弘前城?) Aomori Prefecture HirosakiCastle.JPG
Shirakami mountain range (白神山地?) Aomori Prefecture
Akita Prefecture
Shirakamisanchikakushin.jpg
Lake Towada, Oirase River (十和田湖・奥入瀬川?) Aomori Prefecture
Akita Prefecture
Lake Towada from Ohanabe 2008.jpg
Hiraizumi (平泉?) Iwate Prefecture Hiraizumi Takadachi.JPG
Kakunodate (角館?) Akita Prefecture Kakunodate street.JPG
Yama-dera (山寺?) Yamagata Prefecture Yamadera 2004-11.JPG
Mount Zaō (蔵王?) Yamagata Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture
Zao 2006 Sanctuary.jpg
Matsushima (松島?) Miyagi Prefecture Matsushima miyagi z.JPG
Aizu-Wakamatsu (会津若松?) Fukushima Prefecture AizuWakamatsuBukeYashiki.jpg
Ouchijuku (大内宿?) Fukushima Prefecture Ja-fukushima-ohuchijuku-7.jpg
Oze (尾瀬?) Gunma Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture
Ozegahara 11.jpg
Nikko's shrines, temples, and Japanese cedars (日光の社寺・杉並木?) Tochigi Prefecture Taiyuin-DSC3917.jpg
Hobikisen boats on Lake Kasumigaura (霞ヶ浦の帆引き船?) Ibaraki Prefecture Lake Kasumigaura and Mt.Tsukuba,Inashiki-city,Japan.JPG
Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉?) Gunma Prefecture Yumomi.jpg
Railway Museum (鉄道博物館?) Saitama Prefecture The Railway Museum 3.jpg
Kawagoe (川越?) Saitama Prefecture| Alley in Kawagoe.jpg
Nagatoro (長瀞?) Saitama Prefecture Nagatorokeikoku1.jpg
Chichibu Night Festival (秩父夜祭?) Saitama Prefecture ChichibuYomatsuri3.jpg
Sawara (佐原?) Chiba Prefecture A view of Sawara-Honmachi.JPG
Tokyo Disney Resort (東京ディズニーリゾート?) Chiba Prefecture World Bazaar at TDL.jpg
Marunouchi (丸の内?) Tokyo Marunouchi leaves.jpg
Akihabara (秋葉原 ?) Tokyo Akiba denkigai.jpg
Nihonbashi (日本橋?) Tokyo Nihonbashi 12.jpg
Tokyo Tower (東京タワー?) Tokyo 201010-TokyoTower-illuminated-fromWTC.jpg
Kaminarimon (浅草寺雷門?) at Sensō-ji Tokyo Kaminari mon.jpg
Shibamata Taishakuten, Yagiri-no-Watashi ferryboat (柴又帝釈天・矢切の渡し?) Tokyo
Chiba Prefecture
Shibamata Taishakuten 02.jpg
Keihin industrial area (京浜工業地帯?) Tokyo
Kanagawa Prefecture
Yokohama bay bridge.jpg
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (横浜みなとみらい21?) Kanagawa Prefecture 070203 MM21&FUJI.jpg
Kamakura (鎌倉?) Kanagawa Prefecture KamakuraDaibutsu3947.jpg
Hakone, Lake Ashi (箱根・芦ノ湖?) Kanagawa Prefecture LakeAshi and MtFuji Hakone.JPG
Mount Fuji (富士山?) Yamanashi Prefecture
Shizuoka Prefecture
01 Fujisan from Yamanakako 2004-2-7.jpg
Night view of Kōfu Basin (甲府盆地の夜景?) Yamanashi Prefecture The night view of Kofu City.jpg
Shōsenkyō gorge (昇仙峡?) Yamanashi Prefecture Ishimon at Shōsenkyō.jpg
The Northern Japanese Alps (北アルプス?) Nagano Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
Mount Yari from Mount Mitsumatarenge 2004-08-13.jpg
Gasshō-zukuri houses (合掌造り?) Gifu Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture
Ogi Shirakawa02bs3200.jpg
Kamikōchi (上高地?) Nagano Prefecture Kamikochi and Mount Hotaka 1999-05-22.jpg
Matsumoto Castle (松本城?) Nagano Prefecture Matsumoto-Castle-M7892.jpg
Tsumago, Magome (妻籠・馬籠?) Nagano Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
Magome2.jpg
Terraced rice paddies in Yamikoshi (山古志の棚田?) Niigata Prefecture
Kurobe Dam (黒部ダム?) Toyama Prefecture Kurobe Dam survey 2.jpg
Kanazawa (金沢?) Ishikawa Prefecture Kenroku-en-winter-lantern.jpg
Eihei-ji (永平寺?) Fukui Prefecture Eiheiji31n4592.jpg
Tōjinbō (東尋坊?) Fukui Prefecture Japan Tojinbo01n4592.jpg
Inuyama Castle and the 'Rhine of Japan' (犬山城と日本ライン?) Aichi Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
Inuyama castle scenery.jpg
Nagoya Castle (名古屋城?) Aichi Prefecture Nagoya Castle(Larger).jpg
Ōigawa Railway (大井川鉄道?) Shizuoka Prefecture Moving C56 color of Thai.JPG
Takayama (高山?) Gifu Prefecture Takamarket.jpg
Ise Grand Shrines (伊勢神宮?) Mie Prefecture IseShrine.jpg
Lake Biwa (琵琶湖?) Shiga Prefecture Mangetsuji Otsu Shiga02n4500.jpg
Enryaku-ji (延暦寺?) Shiga Prefecture Enryakuji Konponchudo04n4272.jpg
Temples and shrines of Kyoto (京都の寺社?) Kyoto Prefecture Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto-r.jpg
Gion (祇園?) Kyoto Prefecture Gion.jpg
Amanohashidate (天橋立?) Kyoto Prefecture Amanohashidate view from Kasamatsu Park01s3s4410.jpg
Ine no Funaya (伊根の舟屋?) Kyoto Prefecture Ine-Matsuri Funayatai 01.JPG
Temple, shrines in Nara (奈良の寺社?) Nara Prefecture Toshodaiji Nara Nara pref01s5s4290.jpg
Hōryū-ji temple (法隆寺?) Nara Prefecture Horyu-ji11s3200.jpg
Mount Yoshino (吉野山?) Nara Prefecture Cherry blossoms at Yoshinoyama 01.jpg
Osaka Castle (大阪城?) Osaka Prefecture Osaka Castle 03bs3200.jpg
Nakanoshima (中之島?) Osaka Prefecture Night view Nakanoshima 02.jpg
Tsutenkaku Tower (通天閣?) Osaka Prefecture Tsuutenkaku Osaka by night.jpg
Kobe Luminarie (神戸ルミナリエ?) Hyōgo Prefecture
Himeji Castle (姫路城?) Hyōgo Prefecture Himeji Castle The Keep Towers.jpg
Shirasaki Coast (白崎海岸?) Wakayama Prefecture Sandanbeki.JPG
Kōya-san (高野山?) Wakayama Prefecture Kongobuji Koyasan07n3200.jpg
Kumano Kodō pilgrimage route (熊野古道?) Wakayama Prefecture
Nara Prefecture
Mie Prefecture
Daimonzaka28-640.jpg
Pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku (四国霊場八十八か所?) Tokushima Prefecture
Kochi Prefecture
Ehime Prefecture
Kagawa Prefecture
土居商店街をゆくお遍路さんP4044924.JPG
Kotohira-gū (金刀比羅宮?) Kagawa Prefecture Kotohira-gu33n4200.jpg
Naoshima island (直島?) Kagawa Prefecture Benesse house01s3200.jpg
Whirlpools in the Naruto Strait (鳴門の渦潮?) Tokushima Prefecture Naruto Whirlpools taken 4-21-2008.jpg
Shimanto River (四万十川?) Kochi Prefecture Shimanto River And Iwama Bridge 1.jpg
Dōgo Onsen (道後温泉?) Ehime Prefecture Dogo Hot Spring2(Matsuyama City).JPG
Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘?) Tottori Prefecture Tottori sanddunes 1.jpg
Lake Shinji (宍道湖?) Shimane Prefecture Lake Shinji, Matsue.jpg
Izumo Taisha (出雲大社?) Shimane Prefecture Izumo-taisha22s3200.jpg
Kurashiki (倉敷?) Okayama Prefecture Kurashikikahan06bs4592.jpg
Atomic Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム?) Hiroshima Prefecture Hiroshima Dome 1945.gif
Miyajima (宮島?) Hiroshima Prefecture ItsukushimaTorii7359.jpg
Kintai Bridge Yamaguchi Prefecture Iwakuni Arch.jpg
Akiyoshidai karst tableland (秋吉台?) Yamaguchi Prefecture Akiyoshidai 003.jpg
Dazaifu Tenman-gū (太宰府天満宮?) Fukuoka Prefecture Dazaifu Tenmangu Plum Tree 2004-03-07.jpg
Yoshinogari Ruins (吉野ヶ里遺跡?) Saga Prefecture Yoshinogari Ancient Ruins 2008.jpg
Nagasaki Peace Park (平和公園?) Nagasaki Prefecture Peace Park memorial - Wahei.jpg
Mount Unzen (雲仙岳?) Nagasaki Prefecture Fugendake-and-heiseishinzan.JPG
Kumamoto Castle (熊本城?) Kumamoto Prefecture Kumamoto Castle 31 March 2011 02.jpg
Mount Aso (阿蘇山?) Kumamoto Prefecture Mount Aso from Mount Naka 1991-03-07.jpg
8 hot spring resorts in Beppu (別府八湯?) Oita Prefecture Beppu umijigoku.jpg
Yufuin Onsen (由布院?) Oita Prefecture Yufuin Onsen -Musōen 02.jpg
Takachihokyo gorge (高千穂峡?) Miyazaki Prefecture Takachihokyou55.jpg
Sogi-no-Taki waterfall (曽木の滝?) Kagoshima Prefecture RIMG0228.JPG
Sakurajima (桜島?) Kagoshima Prefecture Sakurajima from kagoshima.jpg
Jōmon Sugi cedar tree (縄文杉?) Kagoshima Prefecture Jhomonsugi in Yaku Island Japan 001.JPG
Coral reefs (サンゴ礁?) Okinawa Prefecture
Taketomi island (竹富島?) Okinawa Prefecture Kondoi Beach 01.jpg

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References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "100 Landscapes of Heisei announced," Yomiuri Shimbun. May 2009; retrieved 2012-3-30.
  2. Japan Ministry of the Environment, 日本八景(昭和2年)の選定内容 (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-30.

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