Travel | Feb 08

Swallowtail Butterfly Lights Now Among World Heritage Night Views

Aomori, Feb 08 (News On Japan) - The "Light of the Swallowtail Butterfly" has been designated as Japan's first World Night View Heritage site. Over the past three years, ten sites, including the breathtaking views of Monaco, have been recognized as World Night View Heritages.

The term World Night View Heritage might not be widely familiar. To qualify, a nightscape must possess outstanding universal value, with the World Night View Heritage Committee conducting onsite evaluations of candidate sites. Sites are registered upon receiving a majority vote held biennially.

The Kamafuseyama Observatory in Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture, has been provisionally acknowledged as a World Night View Heritage site. Named the "Light of the Swallowtail Butterfly" for its resemblance to a sideways positioned swallowtail butterfly, this site offers a captivating view of the city below.

Upon formal confirmation, it will become the country's inaugural entry into the ranks of World Night View Heritage sites, marking a significant milestone for Japan's nightscapes.

Source: ANN


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