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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, Oda

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Historic Site
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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  • a lovely place and amazing mines, whenever possible take the okubo-mabu mine shaft guided tour, which is only accessible with a guide. you can see a much bigger tunnel as in the public ryugenjii mabu ...  more »
  • We went by bus from Omori from the World Heritage Centre, rent a bike in to ・ryugenjimabu. Before I went to the local it takes effort.
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  • The former mining area of Iwami Ginzan is not as remote as one would think - the road leading to the village of Omori is very good and not as narrow-winding as some other roads we travelled on in the ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Not as interesting as mines in other countries.
  • World heritage in Japan