The shrines and temples of Nikko, together with their natural surroundings, have for centuries been a sacred site known for its architectural and decorative masterpieces. They are closely associated with the history of the Tokugawa Shoguns.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Three Wise Monkeys of Tōshōgū Shrine||2020||1.5km||site_ao|
|Ashio Copper Mine||2020||19.8km||site_ao|
|Hodota Burial Mounds||2020||69.2km||site_ao|
|Sesshōseki (Killing Stone)||2020||52.4km||site_ao|
|The Venus of Gyoza||2018||33.1km||site_ao|
|The Tale of the Disappearing Statues||2017||2km||site_ao|
|Gunma Music Center||1955||71.9km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.