World Heritage Coin Set 16. Ogasawara Islands
The Ogasawara Islands are a cluster of islands scattered over about 400 km from north to south, on the sea 1,000 km south of the Japanese archipelago. The World Heritage sites of the Ogasawara Islands are: the Mukojima, Chichijima and Hahajima island groups of the Bonin Islands (the uninhabited terrestrial areas and a part of their surrounding marine areas);Kita-iwōtōand Minami-iwōtōof the Kazan (Iwo) Islands; and Nishinoshima, located west of the Bonin Islands. They have unique ecological system, and offer many unique sights of rocks and landscapes. The Ogasawara Islands was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in June 2011.