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Toi Kinzan, Izu

(3.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Clamber into Toi Kinzan, the second most productive gold mine in the country. Operational during the Edo period, it provided valuable material for the production of the currency of the time. Here you'll have the opportunity to walk down a 400 m (1,312 ft) long, restored mining tunnel, furnished with animatronic dioramas demonstrating the working processes employed deep in the rock. Most of the information is in Japanese, but there are simple written English explanations describing the tools and techniques used. Across from the mine, you'll find a museum with further models and information, as well as the novel opportunity to spend half an hour panning for gold, with the chance to take home whatever bounty you find during this time. The museum also displays the world's heaviest gold bar, which weighs in at an incredible 250 kg (551 lbs). A visit to Toi Kinzan represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Izu vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Kindly had lent to the cart. Mine also walkable, interesting. I didn't stay long there is just limited to bring their dogs, finely.
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  • Just Toi cherry festivals and events were held. Gold? That was not allowed. Toi cherry blossoms bloom beautifully. Because it was a good day, blue sky was sky pink cherry blossoms. Light up the night was beautiful.
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  • Cherry blossoms bloomed dogashima at 泊mari掛ke to explore the way to January though, it was in full bloom. Kawazu cherry?.!? and even staff.
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