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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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  • Paid admission, but did not during the gift where you can enjoy with. And gold toy, it's fun.
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  • So far told absolutely go here my husband (who is American) from 3 years ago when I went to Japan and want to experience the perma stopped upon returning temporarily from the United States. My husband get mixed up with other Japanese tourists, crazy hand at gold panning. Will produce 10 pieces and was quite pleased. Many people were walking around, but it was a weekday because could simply enjoy the tour.
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  • On a cold day, but steam is in a gold mine? Watching the doll moving, living and working in a gold mine at the time of my remarks. Because at the end of the tour, took the gold experience in extra fun to your children?
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