Besshi Copper Mine, Niihama

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The Besshi copper mine was a rich source of copper in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The deposits were discovered in 1690, and copper mining began in the following year. From then until the closing of the mine in 1973, Besshi produced about 700,000 tons of copper, and contributed to Japan's trade and modernization. The Sumitomo family managed the mine, which helped build the Sumitomo zaibatsu. The Dōzan River was named after the copper mine.The Minetopia Besshi theme park uses some of the mine's facilities.
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  • I ran from Niihama Eki to Tonaru via road and then back down the valley on the trail to the main road and back to Niihama. Good Sunday long run. Great views and even a little snow when I last did it i...  more »
  • I went are attracted to aka "Machu Picchu of the Orient". Not parting from the wide road was a long narrow mountain roads climbed about 30 minutes by car. Used microbus "way station" people are not confident driving is safe. Thought I was in good condition, and tourism. But it was 9:30 on weekdays so slowly attentiveness in three or so people. Going down the 220-step staircase to the typical location is was quite serious in the senior. But unlike photos wow building in front of me and moved me deeply. It's where more than 5,000 people who like life science school hospital theatres were on this mountain. I felt once again profound ones.
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  • This place is 30 minutes by car from the station, but is on the way between the car because it enables application station minibus tours as a way of passing on the edge is recommended. Down 200 steps from the parking lot and get in front of the copper mine ruins. Breathtaking views from here are beautiful looks impressive. Views from the top are spectacular.
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  • Because the hotel is so clean and see about 20 minutes or less. But had passed an hour if I was looking over photos of historical materials and at that time, technology and. 14 car parking. I'd stop is free so if you have time.
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  • Excellent feel of nature. Understand the history of another child copper mine was the world's largest copper mine.
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  • I saw the history of Sumitomo from copper mines began.
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  • Was more than I expected to enjoy. After a stroll and there are regular buses to Dongping may spring play day spot.
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