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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  • To get here is kinda inconvenient because it will leave marks silver Park so I can't go in the car parked your silver Park a World Heritage Centre will continue, with the World Heritage Centre's and bus travels to Omori and takes about 30 minutes, just a gradual uphill walk Or just shop or left the wooden schoolhouse, and the nostalgic atmosphere is very silver mine and I want tough walking is recommended to those who like hiking go natural so people who bicycle ・ryugenjimabu is not Guide happened to be visiting volunteer guides Guide to time so let's was visited several times gave us detailed guide is it is historical and miners that is easy to understand because it was the first time Many think Hmmm I do not know the value of the world heritage site just pass this tunnel normally honest commentary and think what you want and it offers a free guide, from silver coin guide as there is such
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  • I went and touch a world heritage site. ・ryugenjimabu ginzan Silver Mine parking lot from quite far away, so small children can be tricky. Between the step scale is also too good guide photo impression, real honestly disappointed. The feeling that once again meant.
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  • This way the Matsue in the morning 6:00 past JR limited express to the Ota City. Heading by bus from the city so far, considering the bad weather due to approaching Typhoon, way ahead of time by taxi to Omori magistrate mark (20 minutes and less than 4,000 yen). Omori magistrate mark 7:00 half-time arrival. From there through the streets on foot, to ・ryugenjimabu (one-way 1 hour / 3 kilometers) across the eight half-time ・ryugenjimabu arrived. Because ・ryugenjimabu is opening nine, as soon as possible at the underground tour. Home is still an hour to Omori magistrate mark Middle Street Promenade, was descent. Then go by bus (shuttle bus) to the World Heritage Centre from Omori magistrate. Return by bus from Daejeon city from the World Heritage Centre and 11 half-time arrived. (Approximately 30 minute ride) by 12:00 JR limited express headed to Tsuwano. Thorough such as Hida-Takayama said the old town is also reminiscent of the Showa era still is not, even if is very helpful. In addition to early morning, the store was closed in very quiet, pleasant gentleman. If by the way by bus Omori bus stop from Omori magistrate mark at once borrow bicycles. (Bike from Omori ・ryugenjimabu until 15 minutes) of non-residents served by car is prohibited, but guests extend until the place to stay. Spectacular 3 hours is necessary to the Iwami ginzan Silver Mine very difficult to go and visit at a quick pace. Staff had to bring the less Trash because the toilets are in some places, places to eat less rice.
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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.
  • 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!
  • 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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