Updated: February 16, 2016
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UNESCO Pop Quiz:How Much Of A Travel Buff Are You?

Japan is a culturally rich nation, with many historical monuments recognized internationally as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. How well do you know about Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Take this pop quiz to find out!

Here are 10 quiz

1) Which prefecture has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites? And how many?
2) Matsumoto Castle, Himeji Castle and Kumamoto Castle are the 3 Famous Castles of Japan. Which of them is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
3) Japan's latest addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list has 23 sites that are considered representative of Japan's industrial revolution. Which era did Japan's Industrial Revolution take place in?
4) There are 2 main categories of World Heritages: Cultural Heritages and Natural Heritages. Which category is Mt. Fuji categorized under?
5) Which World Heritage Site survived the atomic bombing in World War II?
6) Which World Heritage Site shrine is distinctive for its "floating" torii gate?
7) Which World Heritage Site inspired the forest setting for Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke?
8) Silver mine, Salt farm and Silk mill. Which of these is not a World Heritage Site?
9) Which 2 cities have World Heritages sites that are ancient houses built in the gasshozukuri ("prayer hands") style?
10) Tokyo may be densely populated but it has a Natural Heritage! Where in Tokyo is this Natural Heritage?

Are you ready?

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1) Kyoto Prefecture, with 17 monuments

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2) Himeji Castle was registered in 1993 and remained intact, even though it experienced WWⅡ and Great Hanshin Erathquake

Himeji castle in may 2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_Castle

3) Meiji era (1868 to 1912)

Kenpohapu chikanobu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_period

4) Cultural Heritage. Mt. Fuji has been a very important place of worship since olden times. It also inspired great Ukiyo-e art works.

Red fuji southern wind clear morning https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%AF%8C%E5%A3%AB%E5%B1%B1

6) Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima 

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5) Hiroshima Genbaku Dome

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7) Yakushima, Kagoshima

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8) Salt farm. Although Japan is famous for salt production, no salt farm has been registered as a World Heritage Site.

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9) Which 2 cities have World Heritages sites that are ancient houses built in the gasshozukuri ("prayer hands") style?

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10) Tokyo may be densely populated but it has a Natural Heritage! Where in Tokyo is this Natural Heritage?

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