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Japan S World Heritage Sites

Author : John Dougill
ISBN : 9781462914081
Genre : Architecture
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"It's a nice tome for armchair travel, whisking you off around the country from where you sit—or time travel, taking you back to that life-changing decade-lost holiday and old friends."—The Japan Times Visit the most compelling cultural and nature sites in all of Japan with this beautifully photographed travel guide. In Japan's World Heritage Sites, readers are introduced to the temples, gardens, castles and natural wonders for which Japan is so justly renowned—all of those now declared to be Unesco World Heritage Sites. Author John Dougill describes each site in detail, stating why they were singled out by Unesco, the current number and types of sites, the application process, how the sites have been selected, and how difficult it is to be given the special status of a World Heritage Site. Dougill traveled to all of the sites in Japan to research this book. Because the Japanese archipelago extends from Siberia all the way down to Taiwan, Dougill describes how his journey led him from the sub-Arctic to the sub-tropical zones. These are without a doubt the most interesting sites that Japan has to offer, including the following: Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest and most sacred volcano. Located on Honshu Island near Tokyo, Mt. Fuji is considered the sacred symbol of Japan Himeji Castle, a monument from Japan's long feudal history. Also known as Egret Castle, because it looks like a bird taking off in flight. Horyu-ji Temple, the world's oldest surviving wooden structure—a center of Buddhist learning that still serves as a seminary and monastery Hiroshima Peace Memorial or Atomic-Bomb Dome—one of the few structures to partially survive the atomic blast in 1945 The Ogasawara Islands, a remote archipelago of over 30 islands—including Iwo Jima—that is home to rare wildlife and spectacular scenery Readers will learn how Japan first became involved with the World Heritage Sites program back in 1993, the importance of these designations, and their popularity in Japan, where they are visited by millions of people annually, both Japanese and foreigners.
Category: Architecture

World Heritage Japan

Author : John Lander
ISBN : 6164510112
Genre : Travel
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* Photographer and longtime Japan resident captures stunning images of Japan's many UNESCO World Heritage sites* Stunning full-color photographs* Preface by Pico IyerAuthor and photographer John Lander takes the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites of Japan as a starting point for exploring the country's architecture, history, customs and festivals. Lander, who has lived in Japan for 35 years, traveled to almost all the country's UNESCO sites: from well-known places like Mount Fuji to hidden temple gardens and hard-to-reach wild islands. This book also includes cultural elements listed as intangible world heritage, providing intimate portraits of Japanese cuisine, crafts and performance arts. With a lyrical preface by Pico Iyer and illustrated with over 180 full-color photographs, World Heritage Japan is Lander's personal photographic tribute to a diverse and ancient culture - a stunning visual journey across Japan.
Category: Travel

Japan S Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage

Author : Kat Davis
ISBN : 9781783627486
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Guidebook to Japan's Kumano Kodo, a series of UNESCO-listed pilgrimage routes that crisscross the mountainous Kii peninsula, south of Osaka. Centred on three Shinto-Buddhist shrines known as the Kumano Sanzan, the ancient trails blend great hiking and exceptional natural beauty with a unique insight into Japan's rich history, culture and spirituality. The guide covers the 64km Nakahechi and 63km Kohechi trails in full, as well as the Choishimichi route to Koyasan (20km), the Hongu loop (17km) and highlights of the Iseji trail. It can be used to plan and undertake an independent trek or to enrich an organised tour. Clear route description and mapping is accompanied by comprehensive details of accommodation and facilities, as well as notes on local points of interest and inspirational colour photography. You'll find a wealth of practical information to help with planning, covering transport, climate, accommodation, budgeting, equipment and safety, as well as fascinating background information on history, religion and wildlife. There is also a Japanese glossary and helpful advice on Japanese customs and etiquette. The Kumano Kodo offers a different view of Japan: far removed from the modern cities, this is a world of forested slopes, hidden valleys, waterfalls, traditional villages, moss-covered stone deities and tranquil oji shrines. There are opportunities to experience hot-spring bathing and to sample local cuisine as you follow in the footsteps of emperors, samurai, priests and ascetics traversing traditional flagstone paths and forest trails.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Momo Meets The World Heritage Sites In Japan

Author : Momo
ISBN : 9781312396418
Genre : Travel
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Momo is a female shiba dog living in Japan. Miserably, she was once abandoned by her ex-owner. But then, she was adopted by a kind girl named Tanya and could lead a happy, new life with her and her mother. One day Tanya showed her a book featuring so-called the World Heritage Sites. Momo was so inspired by them that she decided to visit the World Heritage Sites in Japan. This is the story regarding Momo's heartwarming adventures. This work was exclusively created for The BBB: Breakthrough Bandwagon Books.
Category: Travel

Natural Heritage Of Japan

Author : Abhik Chakraborty
ISBN : 9783319618968
Genre : Science
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This volume brings together the geological, geomorphological and ecological aspects of Japan’s natural heritage, arguing for dynamic conservation of such heritage and explaining their key characteristics in an accessible format for general readers. Sites from World Heritage Properties (Natural), UNESCO Global Geoparks, and National Parks of Japan representing key facets of this heritage are analyzed in depth, and the text is supplemented with color photographs and useful information for potential travelers. The volume is divided into thematic sections that help understand the diversity of Japan’s natural heritage, with supplementary information on conservation, tourism trends, local culture and lifestyles. In addition, chapters analyzing nature's mechanisms that engender diverse heritage landscapes and conservation/sustainable management schemes make this volume a valuable resource for both general readers and those with more specialized interests.
Category: Science

Sacred Heritage In Japan

Author : Aike P. Rots
ISBN : 9781000045635
Genre : Art
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Sacred Heritage in Japan is the first volume to explicitly address the topics of Japanese religion and heritage preservation in connection with each other. The book examines what happens when places of worship and ritual practices are rebranded as national culture. It also considers the impact of being designated tangible or intangible cultural properties and, more recently, as UNESCO World or Intangible Heritage. Drawing on primary ethnographic and historical research, the contributions to this volume show the variety of ways in which different actors have contributed to, negotiated, and at times resisted the transformation of religious traditions into heritage. They analyse the conflicts that emerge about questions of signification and authority during these processes of transformation. The book provides important new perspectives on the local implications of UNESCO listings in the Japanese context and showcases the diversity of "sacred heritage" in present-day Japan. Combining perspectives from heritage studies, Japanese studies, religious studies, history, and social anthropology, the volume will be of interest to scholars and students who want to learn more about the diversity of local responses to heritage conservation in non-Western societies. It will also be of interest to scholars and students engaged in the study of Japanese religion, society, or cultural policies.
Category: Art

Mountaineering Photographs And World Heritage Sites

Author : Hiroyuki Nakada
ISBN : 9781312766952
Genre : Travel
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One summer day, an unbelievably gigantic cumulonimbus cloud was inscribed on the memory of a boy. He imagined that if he could climb such a great mountain like the cloud, it would be the best experience. Longing for a place near the sky, the man started authentic mountaineering and was obsessed with Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. Then, just one photograph that he took from the mountain top of Mount Fuji led him to the world of photographs. This guy, Hiroyuki Nakada, is a Japanese mountaineering photographer and holds the qualification of "World Heritage Meister," the highest rank of the Test of World Heritage Study (which occurs only in Japan). Now he talks to people all around the world by the keywords "mountaineering," "photographs," and "world heritage sites." Additionally, "Exclusive Article about Mount Fuji Being Listed as World Heritage Site" (written by Hiroyuki Nakada) is also included.
Category: Travel

World Heritage Sites

Author : Takamitsu Jimura
ISBN : 9781786392688
Genre : Business & Economics
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Heritage is a growing area of both tourism and study, with World Heritage Site designations increasing year-on-year. This book reviews the important interrelations between the industry, local communities and conservation work, bringing together the various opportunities and challenges for different destinations. World Heritage status is a strong marketing brand, and proper heritage management and effective conservation are vital, but this tourism must also be developed and managed appropriately if it is to benefit a site. As many sites are located in residential areas, their interaction with the local community must also be carefully considered. This book: - Reviews new areas of development such as Historic Urban Landscapes, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Memory of the World and Global Geoparks. - Includes global case studies to relate theory to practice. - Covers a worldwide industry of over 1,000 cultural and natural heritage sites. An important read for academics, researchers and students of heritage studies, cultural studies and tourism, this book is also a useful resource for professionals working in conservation, cultural and natural heritage management.
Category: Business & Economics

Michelin Green Guide Japan

Author : Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
ISBN : 2067204211
Genre : Travel
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Whether you're in the city or exploring the countryside, Michelin's famed star-rating system, trusted advice and reliable recommendations ensure you see the best of Japan.
Category: Travel

Japan

Author : Cynthia Clayton Ochterbeck
ISBN : 206722834X
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Kyoto City Of Zen

Author : Judith Clancy
ISBN : 9781462910236
Genre : Travel
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This travel pictorial and Japan travel guide captures the sites and soul of Kyoto—Japan's historical and spiritual center. An elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Art and design form the weft and warp of this vibrant 1,200-year-old city, home to hundreds of gardens, palaces, villas and magnificent wooden temples, including seventeen UNESCO World Heritage sites. Like a Zen koan, Kyoto defies easy description. Its citizens may work at Nintendo designing video games, at a company designing precision medical instruments, or sitting cross-legged meticulously affixing micro-thin flakes of gold foil onto a painting. All of them share a living heritage grounded in centuries of traditional culture. In Kyoto: City of Zen, local Kyoto expert Judith Clancy presents the most important gardens, temples, shrines and palaces of this ancient capital city and enduring cultural center. In addition to unveiling the city's spiritual and historical riches, this travel book shares with readers the exquisite foods, artistic crafts, religious ceremonies and architectural traditions that have flourished in Kyoto for over a millennium. Tea ceremonies, calligraphy, weaving, pottery, painting, drama, and many more traditional arts and crafts are presented through more than 350 photographs by Ben Simmons, whose images capture the true essence of Kyoto. The city's natural setting also comes into focus as you walk along leafy mountain paths and through spectacular parks and gardens viewing the best foliage each season has to offer.
Category: Travel

100 Kyoto Sights

Author : John Dougill
ISBN : 4805315423
Genre : Photography
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Kyoto's top sights brought to life through the evocative words of long-term resident John Dougill and the stunning photography of Patrick Hochner. Kyoto is the birthplace of Japanese culture--a fact that is evident in every corner of the city. Japan's ancient capital is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the famous Golden Pavilion and the fortified Nijo Castle. And though Kyoto is brimming with historic sites, its people are what make it special--from geishas and master craftsmen to the performers of Noh and the ordinary citizens who participate in its colorful Matsuri festivals. Dougill and Hochner are longtime residents who help you discover the "real" Kyoto. Between the festivals and markets, restaurants and gardens, it would take you many trips to see all the 100 recommended sights. This book allows you to explore them all in one sitting, and is sure to provide plenty of inspiration for your next trip.
Category: Photography

Heritage Conservation And Japan S Cultural Diplomacy

Author : Natsuko Akagawa
ISBN : 9781134599011
Genre : History
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Japan’s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan’s sense of national identity, in addition to its self-portrayal as a responsible global and regional citizen. This book explores the concepts of heritage, nationalism and Japanese national identity in the context of Japanese and international history since the second half of the nineteenth century. In doing so, it shows how Japan has built on its distinctive approach to conservation to develop a heritage-based strategy, which has been used as part of its cultural diplomacy designed to increase its ‘soft power’ both globally and within the Asian region. More broadly, Natsuko Akagawa underlines the theoretical nexus between the politics of heritage conservation, cultural diplomacy and national interest, and in turn highlights how issues of heritage conservation practice and policy are crucial to a comprehensive understanding of geo-politics. Heritage Conservation and Japan’s Cultural Diplomacy will be of great interest to students, scholars and professionals working in the fields of heritage and museum studies, heritage conservation, international relations and Asian/Japanese studies.
Category: History

Heritage Management In Korea And Japan

Author : Hyung Il Pai
ISBN : 9780295804835
Genre : History
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Imperial tombs, Buddhist architecture, palaces, and art treasures in Korea and Japan have attracted scholars, collectors, and conservators�and millions of tourists. As iconic markers of racial and cultural identity at home and abroad, they are embraced as tangible sources of immense national pride and popular �must-see� destinations. This book provides the first sustained account to highlight how the forces of modernity, nationalism, colonialism, and globalization have contributed to the birth of museums, field disciplines, tourist industry, and heritage management policies. Its chapters trace the history of explorations, preservations, and reconstructions of archaeological monuments from an interregional East Asian comparative perspective in the past century.
Category: History

The Rough Guide To Japan

Author : Sally McLaren
ISBN : 9780241012635
Genre : Travel
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The award-winning Rough Guide to Japan makes the ideal travel companion to one of the world's most unique and dynamic countries. In full colour throughout, this opinionated guide is packed with essential information on the latest and best places to sleep, eat, party and shop, as well as pointers on etiquette and other cultural niceties. From neon-soaked Tokyo to temple-studded Kyoto and snow-topped Mount Fuji, all of the major travel hotspots are covered in full, while the guide also points the way to off-the-beaten-track gems - take a live-volcano hot spring on Kyushu island, go diving in tropical Okinawa, or wind your way through mountain traverses in the Japan Alps. Gain a richer understanding of the country through chapters on Japan's history, religions, arts, movies and music plus coverage of pressing environmental issues. There are maps of all the main tourist destinations, together with easy-to-read colour transport maps covering the Tokyo and Osaka train and subway systems. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Japan. Now available in ePub format.
Category: Travel

Geography Of Religion In Japan

Author : Keisuke Matsui
ISBN : 9784431545507
Genre : Science
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This book discusses modern aspects of Japanese religion in terms of cultural geography. To understand the function of religion, it is essential to examine it in the context of local societies. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese religion is its diversity; indeed, it is often remarked that “Japan is a museum of religions.” In this work, the author clarifies some geographical aspects of the complex situation of Japanese religion. Chapter 1 discusses the trend of geographical studies of religion in Japan, of which four types can be identified. Chapter 2 focuses on certain characteristics of Japanese religious traditions by discussing tree worship and the landscape of sacred places. Chapter 3 clarifies regional divisions in the catchment areas of Japanese Shintoism by analyzing the distribution of certain types of believers. The author discusses two case studies: the Kasama Inari Shrine and the Kanamura Shrine. Chapter 4 discusses some modern aspects of sacred places and tourism through two case studies. The first part of the chapter focuses on changes in the types of businesses at the Omotesando of the Naritasan Shinshoji-Monzenmachi, and the following sections examine the revitalization of the local community through the promotion of religious tourism.
Category: Science

Japan Tuttle Travel Pack

Author : Wendy Hutton
ISBN : 9781462913565
Genre : Travel
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**Winner of the 2013 North American Travel Journalists Association Gold Award in the Travel Book/Guide Category** This is the book that gives you the best of the best! All sights in Japan Tuttle Travel Pack have been hand-picked by seasoned travel writer Rob Goss—who has been living in Japan for over a decade, visiting and writing about every corner of this fascinating country. Rob includes only the very best spots—places he goes back to again and again, and where he sends all his friends. Key features of Japan Travel include: Japan's 'Don't Miss' Sights highlights 17 'Don't miss' sights and experiences, from the ultramodern to the ancient, and from the hip and cool Tokyo megalopolis to the medieval castles, gardens, and temple retreats of Kyoto and to the perfect powder snow on Hokkaido. Exploring Japan offers excursions in every part of the country, from walks in Kyoto or the Kiso Valley to sites of natural splendor, and from the main island to Western Japan and Okinawa. Author's Recommendations gives specific details on the top hotels and restaurants; the best shopping; the most kid-friendly places & things to do; the best festivals; the best outdoor activities; the best parks and gardens; the best museums and galleries; and much more. This Japan travel guidebook is lightweight, easy-to-use and jam-packed with information—including maps, photos and tips on making the most of your stay. From the lavish grandeur of a Shogun's memorial shrine to a volcanic hot spring bath and Ryokan to Japan's many UNESCO World Heritage sites like the rock garden at Kyoto's Ryoan-ji Temple—this pocket guide truly offers something for everyone. The range of suggested excursions is exceptional, from hiking up iconic Mt. Fuji to shopping in Tokyo's famous Omotesando fashion district and hitting the slopes at Niseko, home of the world's best champagne powder. The detailed folded map at the back is a huge added bonus!
Category: Travel

Cultural Tourism

Author : Milena Ivanovic
ISBN : 0702171859
Genre : Business & Economics
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Stressing the interconnectedness of tourism and culture, this valuable handbook explores what tourism industry professionals need to know to succeed. Globalization, landmark attractions, and cultural heritage are among the topics discussed from both international and local perspectives. Each chapter also concludes with a comprehensive series of self-assessment questions and a proposed task that professionals and students can do to enrich their cultural learning experience.
Category: Business & Economics