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Cultural properties and monuments in Japan 2020 by type

As of May 2020, there were 59,831 listed arts and crafts cultural properties in Japan. Tangible properties, which included buildings and arts and crafts properties, had the most listed entries, followed by monuments, folk-cultural properties and intangible properties, such as entertaining arts, and craft skills. Cultural assets and properties listed here are designated by local authorities. There is a different list regarding important cultural properties of Japan, designated and published by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Number of cultural properties and monuments designated by local authorities in Japan as of May 2020, by type

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

as of May 2020

Supplementary notes

These cultural properties and monuments were designated by their relevant local authorities and diverge from those designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, respectively the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

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