Important Cultural Landscapes

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As of October 7, 2015, 50 areas have been selected as Important Cultural Landscapes.

  Name Location Date of selection Selection criteria
(1) (2)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Cultural Landscape along the Sarugawa River resulting from Ainu traditions and modern settlement Biratori,
Saruru-gun,
Hokkaido
July 26, 2007      
2 Farm village of Hondera area, Ichinoseki Ichinoseki City,
Iwate
July 28, 2006            
3 Tono Arakawakogen Farm
 
Tsuchibuchi Yamaguchi Community
Tono City,
Iwate
March 28, 2008
February 12, 2009 (Addition)
March 27, 2013 (Addition/Name change)
 
 
 
           
 
 
 
4 The Mogami river and Aterazawa landscape Oe Town,
Nishimurayama-gun,
Yamagata
March 27, 2013          
5 Wetland of confluence of Tonegawa and Watarasegawa Rivers Itakura Town,
Ora-gun,
Gunma
March 27, 2013            
6 Agricultural and mountainous landscape of Sado Nishimikawa trace back to Sado Gold Mine Sado City,
Niigata
September 21, 2011        
7 Mine and Mining town of Sado Aikawa Sado City,
Niigata
October 7, 2015          
8 Cultural landscape in Kanazawa. Tradition and culture in the castle town Kanazawa City,
Ishikawa
February 22, 2010          
9 Ōzawa and Kami-Ōzawa Village surrounded Windbreak Bamboo Fences Wajima City,
Ishikawa
October 7, 2015            
10 Rice terraces in Obasute Chikuma City,
Nagano
February 22, 2010                
11 Cultural landscapes of Kosuge village and Mt. Kosuge Iiyama City,
Nagano
January 26, 2015          
12 Cultural landscape of Gifu seen in the middle area of Nagara-gawa River Gifu City,
Gifu
March 18, 2014        
13 Wetland in Omi-hachiman Omi-hachiman City,
Shiga
January 26, 2006
July 28, 2006 (Addition)
July 26, 2007 (Addition)
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
     

 
 
 
14 Waterfront of Kaizu, Nishihama, and Chinai in Takashima City Takashima City,
Shiga
March 28, 2008              
15 Waterfront of Harie and Shimofuri in Takashima City Takashima City,
Shiga
August 5, 2010              
16 Mountainous landscape of Higashi Kusano Maibara City,
Shiga
March 18, 2014          
17 Lakefront village landscape of Sugaura Nagahama City,
Shiga
October 6, 2014        
18 Ōmizo Lakeside Landscape Takashima City,
Shiga
January 26, 2015          
19 Cultural Landscape in Uji Uji City,
Kyoto
February 12, 2009      
20 Cultural landscape of Miyazu Amanohashidate Miyazu City,
Kyoto
March 18, 2014          
21 Cultural Landscape of Okazaki in Kyoto Kyoto City,
Kyoto
October 7, 2015          
22 Farm village of Hinenosho Ogi Izumisano City,
Osaka
October 17, 2013            
23 Cultural landscape of Ikuno mine and townscape Asago City,
Hyogo
March 18, 2014          
24 Cultural landscape of Oku-Asuka Asuka Village,
Takaichi-gun, Nara
September 21, 2011          
25 Agricultural and mountainous landscape of Aragijima and Mita/Shimizu Aridagawa Town,
Arida-gun, Wakayama
October 17, 2013            
26 Cultural landscape of Tatara iron manufacturing and rice terraces in Okuizumo Okuizumo Town,
Nita-gun, Shimane
March 18, 2014      
27 Rice terraces and farm village in Kashihara
(previous name: Rice terraces in Kashihara)
Kamikatsu Town,
Katsuura-gun,
Tokushima
February 22, 2010
October 17, 2013(Addition/Change of name)

 
           
 

 
28 Danbata (terraced fields) in Yusumizugaura Uwajima City,
Ehime
July 26, 2007                
29 Cultural landscape in the Shimantogawa River basin. Villages in the mountains to the headwater region Tsuno Town,
Takaoka-gun,
Kochi
February 12, 2009
January 24, 2012 (Addition)

 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 
30 Cultural landscape in the Shimantogawa River basin. Villages and rice terraces in the mountains at the upstream region. Yusuhara Town,
Takaoka-gun,
Kochi
February 12, 2009          
31 Cultural landscape in the Shimantogawa River basin. Circulation and traffic among agricultural and mountainous villages at the upstream region. Nakatosa Town,
Takaoka-gun,
Kochi
February 12, 2009
February 7, 2011 (Addition)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
32 Cultural landscape in the Shimantogawa River basin. Circulation and traffic among agricultural and mountainous villages at the middlestream region Shimanto Town,
Takaoka-gun,
Kochi
February 12, 2009
September 21, 2011 (Addition)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
33 Cultural landscape in the Shimantogawa River basin. Vocations, circulation and traffic in the downstream region. Shimanto City,
Kochi
February 12, 2009      
34 Kure port and fishing townscape Nakatosa Town,
Takaoka-gun,
Kochi
February 7, 2011              
35 Rural landscape at Kubote Buzen City,
Fukuoka
September 19, 2012            
36 Rice terraces in Warabino Karatsu City,
Saga
July 28, 2008                
37 Cultural landscape in Hirado Island Hirado City,
Nagasaki
February 22, 2010
August 5, 2010 (Addition)

 
     
 
   
 

 
38 Cultural landscape of the Ojika islands Ojika Town,
Kitamatsuura-gun,
Nagasaki
February 7, 2011
September 21, 2011 (Addition)
   
   
   
 

 

 
39 Cultural landscape of Kuroshima Island in Sasebo Sasebo City,
Nagasaki
September 21, 2011            
40 Cultural landscape of Hisakajima Island in Goto Goto City,
Nagasaki
September 21, 2011            
41 Cultural landscape of Kita-Uonome in Shinkamigoto Shinkamigoto Town,
Minamimatsuura-gun,
Nagasaki
January 24, 2012          
42 Landscape with terraces retained by stonework at Sotome, Nagasaki Nagasaki City,
Nagasaki
September 19, 2012            
43 Island landscape at Shinkamigoto Shinkamigoto Town,
Minamimatsuura-gun,
Nagasaki
September 19, 2012            
44 Landscape with Tsujun irrigation channel and rice terraces in Shiraito Plateau Yamato Town,
Kamimashiki-gun,
Kumamoto
July 28, 2008
July 23, 2009 (Addition)
February 22, 2010 (Addition)

 
 
     
 
 
   

 
 
 
 
45 Cultural landscape of Sakitsu and Imatomi, Amakusa
(previous name: Fishing village of Sakitsu, Amakusa)
Amakusa City,
Kumamoto
February 7, 2011
September 19, 2012 (Addition/Change of name)
 
       
46 Cultural landscape of Misumiura Uki City,
Kumamoto
January 26, 2015          
47 Ontayaki Village Hita City,
Oita
March 28, 2008
February 22, 2010 (Addition)

 
   
 
 

 
   
 
48 Rural landscape of Tashibunosho Osaki Bungotakada City,
Oita
August 5, 2010            
49 Steam and hot spring landscape at Beppu Beppu City,
Oita
September 19, 2012            
50 Agricultural and mountainous landscape of Sakatani and rice terraces of Sakamoto Nichinan City,
Miyazaki
October 17, 2013            

* Criteria of the Selection of Important Cultural Landscapes

[ 1 ]
  1. (1) Cultural landscapes associated with agriculture such as rice paddies, farmland, etc.
  2. (2) Cultural landscapes associated with manmade grassland or livestock ranching such as hayfields, pastureland, etc.
  3. (3) Cultural landscapes associated with forest uses such as timber forests, disaster prevention forests, etc.
  4. (4) Cultural landscapes associated with fisheries such as fish cultivation rafts, Nori seaweed cultivation fields, etc.
  5. (5) Cultural landscapes associated with water uses such as reservoirs, waterways, harbors, etc.
  6. (6) Cultural landscapes associated with mining or industrial manufacturer such as mines, quarries, groups of workshops, etc.
  7. (7) Cultural landscapes associated with transportation and communication such as roads, plazas, etc.
  8. (8) Cultural landscapes associated with residences and settlements such as stonewalls, hedges, coppices attached to premises, etc.
[ 2 ]
A combination of two or more cultural landscapes listed above.
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