Japan Collections

Designated National Treasures

Centuries of architectural mastery and spiritual significance

National Treasures in Japan represent outstanding workmanship and substantial cultural history. These structures reflect the evolution of Japanese culture and aesthetics through exceptional craftsmanship and design.

National Treasures in Japan are significant cultural properties, including castles, temples, shrines, and schools. Each has a unique place in Japan’s history, from Himeji Castle’s imposing presence to Kiyomizudera Temple’s distinctive wooden stage. These sites are essential for understanding the nation’s cultural identity.

Dating back to the Nara and Heian periods, these treasures reflect the architectural and cultural peaks of their times.

These National Treasures host annual festivals and ceremonies, keeping traditions alive and connecting visitors to Japan’s cultural heritage.

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