Is there any World Heritage Site in Tokyo?Definitely Yes!

①The National Museum of Western Art (国立西洋美術館)

The main building and the forecourt are designesd by world's top Morden architect, #Le_corbusier, who is one of the pioneers of #morden_architecture. His designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, North and South America.

On 17 July 2016, seventeen projects by Le Corbusier in seven countries were inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the #Modern_Movement.

The Annex is designed by his Japanese disciple, #Maekawa_Kunio.

Their core collection is called #Matsukata_Collection, there you'll enjoy the galleries feature pre-18th century paintings including those by Ritzos, Van Cleve, Veronese, Rubens, Van Ruysdael, and Ribera, 19th to early 20th century French paintings including works by Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Moreau and works by the next generation of artists, such as Marquet, Picasso, Soutin, Ernst, Miro, Dubuffet and Pollock.

#TheBonin_Islands (小笠原諸島)

The Bonin Islands, also known as the Ogasawara Islands (小笠原群島, Ogasawara Guntō), or, Yslas del Arzobispo, are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands, some 1,000 kilometres directly south of Tokyo, Japan.The name "Bonin Islands" comes from the Japanese word bunin (an archaic reading of 無人 #mujin), meaning "no people" or "uninhabited". The only inhabited islands of the group are #Chichijima (#父島), the seat of the municipal government, and #Hahajima (母島).

Ogasawara Municipality (mura) and Ogasawara Subprefecture take their names from the Ogasawara Group. Ogasawara Archipelago (小笠原諸島, Ogasawara shotō) is also used as a wider collective term that includes other islands in Ogasawara Municipality, such as the Volcano Islands, along with three other remote islands (Nishinoshima, Minami-Tori-shima and Okinotorishima).

A total population of 2,440 (2015),2,000 on #Chichijima and 440 on #Hahajima, lives in the Ogasawara Group, which has a total area of 84 square kilometres (32 sq mi).

Because the Ogasawara Islands have never been connected to a continent, many of their animals and plants have undergone unique evolutionary processes. This has led to the islands' nickname of "The Galápagos of the Orient", and their nomination as a natural World Heritage Site on June 24, 2011.The giant squid (genus Architeuthis) was photographed off the Ogasawara Islands for the first time in the wild on 30 September 2004, and was filmed alive in December 2006.

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