Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, Oda

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Descend into Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, once the most productive silver mine in the country, and now a cultural heritage site offering an introductory glimpse into the Edo and Meiji periods. Active from 1526 to 1923, the vast underground network consists of more than 500 shafts, with many still keeping their form, including one that remains open to visitors. Set among lush, old forestland, the silver mine complex--thanks to its past economic importance--has plentiful shrines, forts, and communication outposts around it, which together form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Using our custom trip planner, Oda attractions like Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Park World Heritage Center, Omori magistrate mark at the end to go by bus, about 20 meters in front of stores with bicycle went up to ・ryugenjimabu. Motorized and only one wasn't available, so take my wife, my Granny's 3-speed bike. Waiting good luck quickly went up to ・ryugenjimabu, but also electric is better. Detour around mine and then back down so easily, and took pictures.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Into the actual ruins. Just 150 metres, but Caucasus at the time. Pay a fee to the ion card gives discounts ❗
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  • August 10, 2017
    My daughter and I visited when I went home alone. Going to go home, while I go and do not go even once did. Daughter of the Iwami ginzan silver mine to know on TV, I want to go! The word became a driving force. Bike rental in the daughter who skated for life's first electric bicycle, heavy rains in the city and good memories. Iwami ginzan silver mine over the prominence in the Edo era was very quaint. Hopefully, hopefully weather permitting more slowly wander if good, I think.
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  • June 1, 2017
    This is a great place to take a walk and it is a important place during Japanese history. It provide funds during 15~16 century. The Major issue is lack of English resource. It is hard for Foreign visitors to understand the picture by using audio guide. As a UNESCO site, I think it is reasonable to training small number of English guide.
  • July 15, 2017
    5時以降に到着で閉まっていたのでなかには入ってませんが、周辺を散策するのもいいですよ!
  • January 13, 2017
    Expect to spend at least an hour here at the mines. They have very little English information, but it's still an interesting place to visit and learn about Japanese silver mining.
  • June 16, 2016
    It's a real shame that tourist stay on the Pacific coast when visiting Japan. There are so many great places along the coast of the Japanese sea. Iwami Ginzan is definitely one of them. Great place to be and experienc Japanese history, influencing he whole world at that time.
  • August 2, 2016
    wow, what so beautiful the mines very very happiness in this mine you just shown this place .Journey through the creepy-cool tunnels of Japan’s largest mine in history.

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