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Toi Kinzan, Izu
(3.5/5 based on 120+ 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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  • No particular expectations, was betrayed in a good way. When you walk down the tunnel was once mined the gold exploration mood. Also easy to understand the history of gold mining, was discussed. Can be directly touching the huge hoards of Guinness, were really excited! Panning is only 10 grains or so was good experience. The child was overjoyed. Souvenir corner thinking I bought Cup of coffee with gold leaf and is a lot of money-related products.
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  • It is easier to experience the gold mine was one that everyone did to enjoy gold amusement park. Walk was really mine, while learning to experience the weight of gold bullion, gold dust removing and is a beautiful place. I think we can be and fit over the Tensho era gold mine located near mountain Meister.
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  • There's detailed description, and enters a dark cave-like drilling and placed life-size dolls have to work. In this way you will learn I was manually. Corner to collect the gold dust at different rates, and I was rock hard basket while my back is aching to say. Gold take on time was quite difficult.
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