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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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  • That was the Izu which may not better known as gold mines, second only to the Sado gold mine produced the biggest gold mine. Underground Gold Museum can learn of mining at the time in the round, touching history of the Edo era gold and 250 kg of gold in the Golden Hall, really want to hand at gold panning, who experience fee is required in addition you can reach of gold mining is, and enjoy.
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  • Work in the building, room, so it is OK. Staff could you tell me how to pick carefully. Without water, is warm and hot springs. Bread plate a couple of times (take-out) vial ultimately remained on the bread plate use the money at your fingertips, put a hot turn. I'd be careful don't sand are put together in the bottle along with money end up dancing sand, sand. Working bent over with hip pain is so sore hips. I didn't, or gold to be used depends on the sense of each. Side by side, caught, 15 3 is my master was. Of course people can be caught and never tired of fun and 採renakute are 30 minutes, so I think. There are plenty of souvenirs associated with gold in the souvenir shop is fun just watching.
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  • The Toi gold mine had wanted to go ago I go! While I thought whatever you feel... so you can enjoy! Seems like cave tours are quite stiff and you want to observe every one was. I think better if you go inside the cave is a bit cold, so winter coat. Gold takes leads from the various river is, within the time limit of 30 minutes was all-you-can-eat. And sat for 30 minutes in a kneeling position, so people get tired of the same work is not recommended. It is so much fun because I myself am quite concentrated, taking gold. Even small children can enjoy with or not by that time, I thought, but various events in gold took it.
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