UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu
We have four UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu.
Those sites are located all over Kyushu.
・ Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution registered in 2015
・ Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region registered in 2018
・ Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan registered in 2016
Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, are a grouping of historic sites that played an
important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods. Location
Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and
their communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst
of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition. Location of the sites
The island of Okinoshima is located in the Genkai sea between Japan and Korea, As even
landing on the island has been prohibited, the strict taboos have preserved archaeological ritual
sites on the island almost intact over a millennium.In three shrines of Munakata Taisha, located
in the islands of Okinshima, Oshima and Kyushu. From Okitsu-miya Yohaisho on Oshima, we can
worship Okinoshima from afar. And Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group is the evidence of
people who nurtured the tradition of worshipping the sacred island. Location of the sites are Munakata,
Fukutsu, and Oshima.
In cities and towns throughout Japan, float festivals are held by communities annually to pray
to the gods for peace and protection from natural disasters. Location of the site : Kitakyushu,