Best World Heritage Sites In Tokai

Here're best World Heritage Sites in Tokai. We released a ranking of reviews about World Heritage Sites posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Tokai.

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Shirakawa Village is a heavy snowfall area, but it snowed not so much for us to visit here this winter. And we can enjoy the snowy landscape as much as we want! It will snow more during February, so you're still in time to see this scenery.

Address:Ogi-machi Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu

Access:10 min by car from Shirakawago IC. By bus, 50 min from Takayama Station.



In Kumano, Mie Prefecture, a world's heritage site 'Onigajō' is a great cliff created by rough seas. It's very interesting place of the ragged rocky stretch. What's more, it's an excellent place to observe the Milky Way, because the Pacific Ocean stretching from east to south.

Address:Kinomoto Cho, Kumano-shi, Mie

Access:1 min by car from Kumano Odomari IC. 5 min by bus from Kumano-shi Station to Onigajo Higashi-guchi (east gate).


The illuminated Hinoki (cypress) Fuji and the reflection of Mt.Fuji are beautiful. I took the second picture when the wind was blowing and there're no reflection.◎Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 Close: every third Tuesdays Check out HP in the following.

Address:5-12 Miya-cho Fujinomiya-shi, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka



Closed:3rd Tue


From Tenshukaku Observatory, you can have a stunning view of Shirakawago like you see in a travel brochures. I felt deep emotion that I could come to a world heritage 'Shirakawago' in front of this breathtaking scenery. You must visit this observatory if you come to Shirakawago though it's not so large observatory.◎Though you find a long line of people to wait a shuttle bus to the observatory, you can ride it sooner than you expect because many people can take one bus at once. Some guidebooks say it takes 30 min walk to the observatory, but the local people told us it's not good to walk in winter because we may happen to meet the snow falling down on the way to the observatory.

Address:Restaurant TENSHUKAKU 889 Ogimachi Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu

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