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Iwami-Ginzan Silver Mine, Oda
(3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We visited as a day trip from Matsue and found the journey very straightforward - there is a bus to the Visitors Centre from right outside Odashi Station - its clearly marked and takes around 40 minut...  more »
  • With electric wheelchairs for the lame father, mother, husband and guide, I's Guide, we visit the ・ryugenjimabu. For walking, great detail, such as history of the Omori and silver refining methods, explained, a lot of fun.
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  • The mine visitors can get into is just a straight tunnel which has been somehow remodeled. Work conditions were terrible at that time and hundreds of miners graveyards can been seen on the way up to t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • World heritage in Japan
  • Not as interesting as mines in other countries.
  • Just know that vast land 700 stuff alone is said to have a mine, but in the lush forests in potsri tunnel entrance ginzan silver mine site is natural and integrated. Intrigued, and 10 minutes of story-telling in itself. Seem to teach that intersects the drumstick of nature amid the pitiful mine has become the bald mountains in the world, and integrated mine ignored once nature from the time. Walking in the air purified in the forest and remembered the Machu Picchu in Peru. Dim brought prosperity, but returning to the original natural now. Once again, good time for the visit.
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