Historic sites in Japan

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 Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Japan: Site Index

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Kiyomizudera is a well-known Buddhist shrine in Kyoto listed by UNESCO.

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Meiji Jingu

Meiji Jingu in Tokyo is a shrine to the soul of the first emperor of modern Japan, Emperor Meiji and his wife.

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 chronicles the history of the city.

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 commemorates the atomic bombing of this Japanese city by American forces in World War II.

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Buddhist Temple complex; UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tokyo National Museum

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

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Yasukuni Shrine

The Yasukuni Shrine is a sacred temple in Kudan erected by Emperor Meiji in 1869 coupled with a military museum.