Getting Hikone Castle Inscribed
on the World Heritage List
The Road to Inscription
〜 Road to World Heritage 〜
Listed on the
Tentative List of
World Heritage Sites.
Shiga Prefecture and Hikone City signed an agreement on promoting World Heritage inscription.
Working on a nomination dossier draft so that Japan will nominate the castle.
Selection as a nomination candidate in Japan.
Japan submits nomination dossier to UNESCO / Evaluation by ICOMOS.
Inscription on World Heritage List.
The Value of Hikone Castle
～Seek the Value of Castle that has Never Battled～
No battle has ever taken place at Hikone Castle.
During the Edo period (1603–1867), samurai gathered each castle to govern for the stability of their territory, as well as to take part in cultural activities and military arts. Eventually, the castle became a symbol of stability and harmony.
Property and Buffer Zone Boundaries
#02 About World Heritage Sites
World Heritage sites are irreplaceable treasures passed down from the past to the present. They have been created by the earth’s formation and humankind’s history. They are the common heritage of humanity that people around the world today must inherit from the past and hand down to future generations.