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Toi Kinzan, Izu

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#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Izu
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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  • August 11, 2017
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  • August 11, 2017
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  • August 2, 2017
    Toi Kanayama money anyway! Gold! Gold! Will contain money for souvenirs and sweets, or sprinkled on soft serve ice cream. I went to the DOI area from Minami Izu, but am mountain road just a country road. When I was tired, tired drive come stop by at the break?.
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