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. Plan your Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine visit and explore what else you can see and do in Oda using our Oda tour planner .
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  • Bus hire electric bike to ・ryugenjimabu the move. Seen anyone walk away pretty. Don't think hours were tourists but I don't care if the goal of walking from bicycle was very helpful. While at exactly volunteer guides for 1 pair of them guide and began in the "goon together!" and was invited. Afterwards together three pairs or so, walked inside the cave while receiving the description at all. To better understand how to guide people as much as possible was near. Location next to the 広garenai "this, and" or "there..." if spoken very well behind what I do not know. And time begins to move, their passes its location following discussion has already started. It is no good point won't go anywhere. It also guides have little natural without understanding will make a difference. Guide if you have a chance come with nice tour together. But I had silver mines, old people who are struggling with thoughts.
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  • For the first time, went to the world heritage site Iwami ginzan silver mine. Has not particular event was the 10th anniversary of a world heritage site. Unfortunately. Look at this world heritage site is "Grand" or "scraper" or is not. Don't know the historical background and may easily know goodness and greatness. Iwami ginzan silver mine was used in Japan trade center come once I went to wanted.
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  • After I got off the bus at first visited ・ryugenjimabu on a motorized bicycle. Remains of carved, hand-carved in the Edo period, I feel the history. Time it was share 1 / 3 of silver production in the world.
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  • 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.
  • There is sooo cold inside... but the overall effect is great
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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