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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  • From the main street of the Iwami ginzan silver mine, the Iwami ginzan Silver Mine Museum ・ryugenjimabu while we went sightseeing. By taxi from yunotsu Spa, seven rented electric bicycles, went to ・ryugenjimabu. Caves, while there is a lot of walking. This is the new 切間 step toilet located in a little Plaza. Walk the bike park of ・ryugenjimabu. so 2-3 km deep and a little snow and sliding parts. Description of the Iwami ginzan silver mine. Ayumu Okubo for the 2 hours it takes. Beam and listen to taxi driver said of the Okubo Nagayasu Okubo was weak. Watching the magistrate mark, went to the Plaza before the magistrate to Vista Castle shrine across the bridge. I'm told the street came by taxi, bus and a delicious coffee drink driver.
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  • OTA-Shi station, silver snow once, I was waiting for the bus from the local volunteer women take guided tours of one coin sign up and encouraged. And then got off the bus Omori go Guide Center Guide to 60 volunteers whom he coincidentally I was the customer, so at 500 yen to ask private guide had the biggest. Guide along the way, much of the history of silver from the 13th century, mining and refining, silver was dug were exported to Korea to walk to the ・ryugenjimabu, he is very knowledgeable, that was directly under the shogunate during the Edo period, silver mine area was kind of special autonomous region Kindly explain in detail. Many miss, just turned and looked at one such knowledge was about an hour and a half on foot through the mine shaft ruins of ・ryugenjimabu to come back, but never throw a rent a bike in particular, is very much appreciated. Kai visited and chock full history and technology in the wider area, was registered in the world heritage site. It is recommended to take one coin guide on visited by, got a little preliminary knowledge in preparation.
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  • Listed as world heritage sites many tourists disappears once the silence is, campus tour request at the World Heritage Centre, in the guided tour for reservation is now needed. In the quiet town has many tourist and holiday.
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  • Beautiful and natural place.. I will definitely going to repeat here
  • 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.

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