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Mandakoh

200-2 Haramanda, Arao 864-0001, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 968-57-9155
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Interesting place!!

There are hourly guided tours in Japanese if you are able to understand Japanese. If my... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
zwean
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Singapore, Singapore
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Interesting historical spot for those interested in Japan's process of modernisation

The Manda Pit is part of the Miike Coal Mine, which was the largest coal mine in Japan. The mine... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2015
Explore-Kumamoto
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Kumamoto, Japan
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Feb 11, 2017
“Interesting place!!”
Sep 26, 2015
“Interesting historical spot for those interested in Japan's process of modernisation”
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200-2 Haramanda, Arao 864-0001, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

There are hourly guided tours in Japanese if you are able to understand Japanese. If my understanding is correct, some used to work at the mine before it closed. The guides are a wealth of information! Like I did not know that both men and...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

The Manda Pit is part of the Miike Coal Mine, which was the largest coal mine in Japan. The mine played a huge role in enabling Japan's modernisation during the Meiji era and war years, producing 10% of Japan's coal. The pit, built using British...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

This site shows how the mining industry around Arao developed from the early 1900's. The coal from this area has been significantly important to the whole country and is nominated to become UNESCO world heritage in 2015.

Thank jsteenderen
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