Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites Day Trips from Tokyo

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There are all 23 world heritage sites in Japan. However many sites are located far from Tokyo. In this article, a list of the few world heritage sites where can be reached from Tokyo. If you haven’t decided tomorrow schedule, You should go there.

How many World Heritage Sites are there in Japan?

Japan has 23 world heritage sites until 2019. The latest registered site is Ancient Osaka tomb clusters. There are 19 World Cultural Heritage Sites. There are 4 World Natural Heritage Sites. Actually Mixed Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites are 0.


Nikko toshogu in Nagano

Nikko (日光) is located in Tochigi Prefecture, Honshu. Nikko has visited many people after the Edo period since this place has become a mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Tokugawa Iemitsu who was Shogun of Japan.

How long does it take from Tokyo to Nikko?

Most simply take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Utsunomiya Station. After Shinkansen, visitors should take the JR Nikko Line to Nikko Station. All train journey prices 5,880 yen. (Without JR Rail Pass: 2,590 yen)

Tomioka Silk Mill

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Tomioka Silk Mill was established in 1872. It is the first and one of the biggest modern silk factories supported the industrial revolution in Japan in the Meiji Period. Tomioka Silk Mill received world heritage sites in 2014 with surrounding industrial heritage.

How long does it take from Tokyo to Tomioka Silk Mill?

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Tomioka IC is to drive 1,400 yen to 2,100 yen by a rent a car, take 1h 30m. Tomioka IC to Tomioka Silk Mill is about 7m on a local street. If you want to visit by train, Tokyo Station to Takasaki Station by Zyoetsu Shinkansen and Takasaki Station to Zhoshu Tomioka Station by Zhoshin Train Rail.

Mt Fuji and the nearby Fuji Five Lakes

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Mountain Fuji (富士山) is located between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefecture. Mt, Fuji has registered the world heritage site as a name of ” Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration ” in 2013. If you visit Mt, Fuji in August, you should go to public transport. Because there is a regulation of private cars every August.

How long does it take from Tokyo to Mt, Fuji?

Most simply take the JR Fuji-Kaiyu(FUJI EXCURSION) (JR Chuo Line + Fujikyu Railway) train from Shinjuku Station to Kawaguchiko Station. costs is 4,130 yen. It takes about 2h.

When did Mount Fuji become a World Heritage Site?

Mt, Fuji is registered as the World Heritage Sites in 2013.

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto


Kyoto (京都) is one of the must-visit places in Japan. There are lots of traditional shrines and temples. If you want to know more information about Kyoto, please read the below article.

How long does it take from Tokyo to Kyoto?

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto with the Japan Rail Pass is the best way. You should take the Shinkansen Hikari bullet train from either Tokyo Station or Shinagawa Station to Kyoto Station, which takes 2h.

Let’s go UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan!

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There are different attractive points, these world heritage sites have valuable visiting from Tokyo. If you have come to Japan, please visit the World Heritage Site in your spare time.


The characteristic points of Nagano prefecture are a fusion between affluent nature and Japanese traditional lifestyle. Nagano is constructed in many town and village, where have originality. These regions have a different history, different culture, different nature, we can feel a side of Nagano as a treasure box.

Northern Alps in Nagano


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