The Three Views of Japan (? Nihon Sankei) is the canonical list of Japan's three most celebrated scenic sights, attributed to 1643 and scholar Hayashi Gah?. In 1915, modeled on the old Three Views of Japan, Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (?) held a national election to determine a list of New Three Views of Japan. The Three Major Night Views of Japan ( is the canonical list of Japan's three most celebrated scenic night views. In April 2003, the New Three Major Night Views of Japan and the 100 Night Views of Japan Club (?100?), a Nihon Sandai Yakei)nonprofit organization, formed a selection committee and, together with its members, selected by vote the New Three Major Night Views of Japan (?), modeled on the traditional list of Three Major Night Views of Japan. In August 2004, they also announced the 100 Night Views of Japan (?).
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.
The New Three Views of Japan are:
Hagoromo no Matsu at Miho no Matsubara
The Three Major Night Views of Japan are:
All three are called ten million dollar night views, while Michelin Green Guide: Japan gave the Mount Hakodate experience 3/3 stars in a review, placing it as equal to mountain views of Naples and Hong Kong.
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The New Three Major Night Views of Japan are: