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Toi Kinzan, Izu

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#3 of 17 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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  • My wife and I visited here on a recent trip to Izu Peninsula. Quite good fun. I did not know Japan had a gold mining industry. We got to pan for gold as well. Good place for adults and kids alike  more »
  • ' 'Toi gold mine it' is the Izu, second only to the Sado gold mine production boasting the biggest gold mine. During the Edo period Tokugawa Ieyasu Nagayasu Okubo is Jinshan magistrate appointed to the then prosperous. In the mine shaft, 3 m, and 2 m in height it? Here are the contents of the work, such as puppets explained was.   'Toi gold mine' mine tour ends and before large warehouse like building comes into view. This is called the 'Golden House'. What about gold and gold mine are exhibited. During the Edo period, and was hauling gold 'sengokubune' large, oval eye was? And to compare the current value of 100000 yen for 1?  Gold ore that had been dug for 860 Kg taken seems to be 30 g.   In short, it produces 1 ton with 35 g of pure gold. The main exhibit is a certified Guinness World's largest gold nugget. It seems that weighs 250 Kg, 1250000000 yen.
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  • Admission to first "photo shoot! ~" and happi gold bullion and gold, will take. It's not free. Original framed so to celebrate the good, no way is through. Reproduces the time might just cave and feel inside the dolls and history lessons. Along the way, oops!... Will even sees the children not hear well, men are exciting. Bullion said in the real world is the centerpiece. By passing on the rich. And finally took the gold experience. Where you can experience will be included, but not quite, like think balanced gold into a small bottle, take it home, so you can experience.
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