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Toi Kinzan, Izu

3.6
#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). To visit Toi Kinzan on your trip to Izu, use our Izu sightseeing tool .
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  • Panning the movie and it was really fun, hip hurts half sitting posture, and mining, so that is required, but will have to work in.
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  • 30 minutes of panning experience. How can you lecture firmly. Cold water is fine, but very hip. Able to reasonably take the gold may be applying. Gold dust was taken into the case is brought.
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  • It is quite fun. The underground tour. There to take pictures with the gold bars in front of the entrance. I would regret not even through there in the in their real and chance, but I think as the memories of the trip?. Hot summer underground cool tour convience. Exhibition was more than impressive. In the Golden Hall of the next will meet the real gold ingot. That can be touched, so Hey rich feel might enjoy. Gifts and souvenirs section. The gold catching experience is passed on time, but many parents and children, happily, the. I think you get discount tickets at the Tourist Office on the way and way station if you let it go, I think.
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