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Toi Kinzan, Izu

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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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  • Several power spot goes up by fortune, so to those who love power spot is recommended. It is advisable to popular souvenir gold sponge cake.
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  • I, this congenial fellow who came in the middle of the trip and of dozens of people. Gold moats and, above all in raw gold is where I wanted to go, so there are not able to be touched. Because so much of the time did not take lunch, round up and, experienced gold dust moats around. More slowly around the grounds, taking lunch, buy souvenirs, good, but imagine gold moat was in sober I did a lot of work, so I am pretty tired?. And there is what you are looking for are hard to find because so little. But I think and I dont want all desperate to find as many families and couples enjoy, or think. That was fun!
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  • Think ought to go because tourists are less recommended personally, no. The machine park narrated cheap haunted house. If I were you, it had better not. I think you had better go to the gold mine are doing near the famous Uncle would go here if.
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