100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei period)

The 100 Landscapes of Japan (日本百景) is a list of famous scenic sites in Japan. This list was developed during the reign of the current emperor.

The top three are Mount Fuji, Shosenkyo gorge in Yamanashi Prefecture, and Shiretoko in Hokkaido.[1]

History

A national poll was part of creating the "100 Landscapes of Shōwa" (昭和百景, Shōwa hyakkei) at the beginning of Emperor Hirohito's reign.

The Nichi Nichi Shimbun and Mainichi Shimbun supported the selection process during 1927.[2]

In 2009, the Yomiuri Shimbun sponsored an update. The newspaper and its readers selected the "100 Landscapes of Heisei" (平成百景, Heisei hyakkei). This new selection was supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.[1]

Three hundred sites were nominated and more than 640,000 votes were collected during the polling process.[1]

Table

Landscape Prefecture Image
Okhotsk (流氷) ice floes Hokkaidō 100px
Kushiro Wetland (釧路湿原) Hokkaidō 100px
Shiretoko (知床) Hokkaidō 100px
Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) Hokkaidō 100px
Hills in Biei (美瑛の丘) Hokkaidō 100px
Hakodate Night View (函館の夜景) Hokkaidō 100px
Nebuta Festival (ねぶた) Aomori Prefecture 100px
Hirosaki Castle (弘前城) Aomori Prefecture 100px
Shirakami mountain range (白神山地) Aomori Prefecture
Akita Prefecture
100px
Lake Towada, Oirase River (十和田湖・奥入瀬川) Aomori Prefecture
Akita Prefecture
100px
Hiraizumi (平泉) Iwate Prefecture 100px
Kakunodate (角館) Akita Prefecture 100px
Yama-dera (山寺) Yamagata Prefecture 100px
Mount Zaō (蔵王) Yamagata Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture
100px
Matsushima (松島) Miyagi Prefecture 100px
Aizu-Wakamatsu (会津若松) Fukushima Prefecture 100px
Ouchijuku (大内宿) Fukushima Prefecture 100px
Oze (尾瀬) Gunma Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture
100px
Nikko's shrines, temples, and Japanese cedars (日光の社寺・杉並木) Tochigi Prefecture 100px
Hobikisen boats on Lake Kasumigaura (霞ヶ浦の帆引き船) Ibaraki Prefecture 100px
Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉) Gunma Prefecture
Railway Museum (鉄道博物館) Saitama Prefecture 100px
Kawagoe (川越) Saitama Prefecture| 100px
Nagatoro (長瀞) Saitama Prefecture 100px
Chichibu Night Festival (秩父夜祭) Saitama Prefecture 100px
Sawara (佐原) Chiba Prefecture 100px
Tokyo Disney Resort (東京ディズニーリゾート) Chiba Prefecture 100px
Marunouchi (丸の内) Tokyo 100px
Akihabara (秋葉原) Tokyo 100px
Nihonbashi (日本橋) Tokyo 100px
Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) Tokyo 100px
Kaminarimon (浅草寺雷門) at Sensō-ji Tokyo 100px
Shibamata Taishakuten, Yagiri-no-Watashi ferryboat (柴又帝釈天・矢切の渡し) Tokyo
Chiba Prefecture
100px
Keihin industrial area (京浜工業地帯) Tokyo
Kanagawa Prefecture
100px
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (横浜みなとみらい21) Kanagawa Prefecture 100px
Kamakura (鎌倉) Kanagawa Prefecture 100px
Hakone, Lake Ashi (箱根・芦ノ湖) Kanagawa Prefecture 100px
Mount Fuji (富士山) Yamanashi Prefecture
Shizuoka Prefecture
100px
Night view of Kōfu Basin (甲府盆地の夜景) Yamanashi Prefecture 100px
Shōsenkyō gorge (昇仙峡) Yamanashi Prefecture 100px
The Northern Japanese Alps (北アルプス) Nagano Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
100px
Gasshō-zukuri houses (合掌造り) Gifu Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture
100px
Kamikōchi (上高地) Nagano Prefecture 100px
Matsumoto Castle (松本城) Nagano Prefecture 100px
Tsumago, Magome (妻籠・馬籠) Nagano Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
100px
Terraced rice paddies in Yamikoshi (山古志の棚田) Niigata Prefecture
Kurobe Dam (黒部ダム) Toyama Prefecture 100px
Kanazawa (金沢) Ishikawa Prefecture 100px
Eihei-ji (永平寺) Fukui Prefecture 100px
Tōjinbō (東尋坊) Fukui Prefecture 100px
Inuyama Castle and the 'Rhine of Japan' (犬山城と日本ライン) Aichi Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
100px
Nagoya Castle (名古屋城) Aichi Prefecture 100px
Ōigawa Railway (大井川鉄道) Shizuoka Prefecture 100px
Takayama (高山) Gifu Prefecture 100px
Ise Grand Shrines (伊勢神宮) Mie Prefecture 100px
Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) Shiga Prefecture 100px
Enryaku-ji (延暦寺) Shiga Prefecture 100px
Temples and shrines of Kyoto (京都の寺社) Kyoto Prefecture 100px
Gion (祇園) Kyoto Prefecture 100px
Amanohashidate (天橋立) Kyoto Prefecture 100px
Ine no Funaya (伊根の舟屋) Kyoto Prefecture 100px
Temple, shrines in Nara (奈良の寺社) Nara Prefecture 100px
Hōryū-ji temple (法隆寺) Nara Prefecture 100px
Mount Yoshino (吉野山) Nara Prefecture 100px
Osaka Castle (大阪城) Osaka Prefecture 100px
Nakanoshima (中之島) Osaka Prefecture 100px
Tsutenkaku Tower (通天閣) Osaka Prefecture 100px
Kobe Luminarie (神戸ルミナリエ) Hyōgo Prefecture
Himeji Castle (姫路城) Hyōgo Prefecture 100px
Shirasaki Coast (白崎海岸) Wakayama Prefecture 100px
Kōya-san (高野山) Wakayama Prefecture 100px
Kumano Kodō pilgrimage route (熊野古道) Wakayama Prefecture
Nara Prefecture
Mie Prefecture
100px
Pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku (四国霊場八十八か所) Tokushima Prefecture
Kochi Prefecture
Ehime Prefecture
Kagawa Prefecture
100px
Kotohira-gū (金刀比羅宮) Kagawa Prefecture 100px
Naoshima island (直島) Kagawa Prefecture 100px
Whirlpools in the Naruto Strait (鳴門の渦潮) Tokushima Prefecture 100px
Shimanto River (四万十川) Kochi Prefecture 100px
Dōgo Onsen (道後温泉) Ehime Prefecture 100px
Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘) Tottori Prefecture 100px
Lake Shinji (宍道湖) Shimane Prefecture 100px
Izumo Taisha (出雲大社) Shimane Prefecture 100px
Kurashiki (倉敷) Okayama Prefecture 100px
Atomic Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム) Hiroshima Prefecture 100px
Miyajima (宮島) Hiroshima Prefecture 100px
Kintai Bridge Yamaguchi Prefecture 100px
Akiyoshidai karst tableland (秋吉台) Yamaguchi Prefecture 100px
Dazaifu Tenman-gū (太宰府天満宮) Fukuoka Prefecture 100px
Yoshinogari Ruins (吉野ヶ里遺跡) Saga Prefecture 100px
Nagasaki Peace Park (平和公園) Nagasaki Prefecture
Mount Unzen (雲仙岳) Nagasaki Prefecture 100px
Kumamoto Castle (熊本城) Kumamoto Prefecture 100px
Mount Aso (阿蘇山) Kumamoto Prefecture 100px
8 hot spring resorts in Beppu (別府八湯) Oita Prefecture 100px
Yufuin Onsen (由布院) Oita Prefecture 100px
Takachihokyo gorge (高千穂峡) Miyazaki Prefecture 100px
Sogi-no-Taki waterfall (曽木の滝) Kagoshima Prefecture 100px
Sakurajima (桜島) Kagoshima Prefecture 100px
Jōmon Sugi cedar tree (縄文杉) Kagoshima Prefecture 100px
Coral reefs (サンゴ礁) Okinawa Prefecture
Taketomi island (竹富島) Okinawa Prefecture 100px

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "100 Landscapes of Heisei announced," Yomiuri Shimbun. May 2009; retrieved 2012-3-30.
  2. Japan Ministry of the Environment, 日本八景(昭和2年)の選定内容 (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-30.

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