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Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9784805312858
Author(s): John Dougill
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2014
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Dimensions: 237 x 313 x 21 (w x l x h)
Pages: 189

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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 JapanHimeji 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
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