|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Kansai region, Honshu, Japan|
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (iv)|
|Inscription||1994 (18th Session)|
|Area||1,056 ha (2,610 acres)|
|Buffer zone||3,579 ha (8,840 acres)|
The site covers 17 locations in three cities — in Kyoto, in Uji (Kyoto Prefecture) and in Ōtsu (Shiga Prefecture). Three of these places are Shinto shrines and 13 are Buddhist temples. A castle is also included in the group.
History[change | change source]
The World Heritage Site has 17 properties which were established between the 10th century and the 19th century. Each is representative of the period in which it was built.
The several properties include 38 buildings which have been identified by the Japanese Government as "National Treasures". There are 160 properties which have been named as "Important Cultural Properties". There are 8 gardens which have been recognized as "Special Places of Scenic Beauty". There are 4 designated as "Places of Scenic Beauty".
In 1994, UNESCO listed parts of Kyoto as a World Heritage Site.
Table[change | change source]
|Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社, Kamigamo Jinja) or Kamo-wakeikazuchi Shrine (賀茂別雷神社, Kamo-Wakeikazuchi-jinja)
|Kita-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社, Shimogamo Jinja) or Kamo-mioya Shrine (賀茂御祖神社, Kamo-mioya-jinja)||Sakyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Minami-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)||Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Enryaku-ji (延暦寺)||Ōtsu, Shiga||cultural site|
|Daigo-ji (醍醐寺)||Fushimi-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Ninna-ji (仁和寺)||Ukyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Byōdō-in (平等院)||Uji, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Ujigami Shrine (宇治上神社, Ujigami Jinja)||Uji, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Kōzan-ji (高山寺)||Ukyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Saihō-ji (西芳寺) or Koke-dera (苔寺)||Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Tenryū-ji (天龍寺)||Ukyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺) or Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺)||Kita-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Jishō-ji (慈照寺) or Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺)||Sakyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Ryōan-ji (龍安寺)||Ukyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Nishi Hongan-ji (西本願寺)||Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
|Nijō Castle (二条城, Nijō-jō)||Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto||cultural site|
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- UNESCO, "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)"; retrieved 2012-4-22.
- International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), "Advisory Body Evaluation"; October 1994; retrieved 2012-4-22.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons
- Kyoto City, "World Heritage Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto"
- Kyoto Prefecture, World's Cultural Heritage Archived 2005-04-28 at the Wayback Machine