Three Views of Japan

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The Three Views of Japan (日本三景 Nihon Sankei?) is the canonical list of Japan's three most celebrated scenic sights, attributed to 1643 and scholar Hayashi Gahō.[1] The views are of the eponymous pine-clad islands of Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture; the pine-clad sandbar of Amanohashidate in Kyoto Prefecture; and Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture. All three are designated Special Places of Scenic Beauty, while Itsukushima is also a Special Historic Site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Three Views of Japan (Nihon sankei)


New Three Views of Japan[edit]

In 1915, modeled on the old Three Views of Japan, Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (株式会社実業之日本社) held a national election to determine a list of New Three Views of Japan. The New Three Views of Japan are

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  1. ^ "Amanohashidate - History". Amanohashidate kankokyokai. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 

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