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Iwami-Ginzan Silver Mine

Omoricho, Oda 694-0305, Shimane Prefecture
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Omoricho, Oda 694-0305, Shimane Prefecture
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"tourist information"
in 4 reviews
"walk up"
in 2 reviews
"road leading"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"world heritage"
in 3 reviews
"mine shaft"
in 6 reviews
"audio guide"
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"unesco site"
in 3 reviews
"samurai house"
in 2 reviews
"interesting experience"
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"small town"
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"silver"
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"forest"
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"ruins"
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a bit out of the way. Took the limited express from Matsue, arrived at 9:27 at Odashi, and left Odashi at 12:05 via limited express to Tsuwano. Stored my suitcase at Odashi for 700yen (actually 800 coz the slot wasn’t working properly!)....More

Thank KC930
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We travelled to the silver mine: a 3 hour guided tour to the mine area on the mountain. Only accessible with a guide, a detailed led tour discusses life on the mountain and insight in to the cramped dark conditions. Some trekking involved, but nothing...More

1  Thank DGNichols
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This world heritage site was one of the reasons for the trip to Shimane prefecture. It was a very interesting experience seeing the mine shaft and the descriptions of how it worked back then. Note: I did not take an audio guide nor join a...More

4  Thank LeScotch
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It's a trek to go there, and I wish we would have stayed longer as there is a lot to see and it's quite spread out. Despite pouring rain we enjoyed the beauty of the village and the walk in the forest to the mine...More

Thank Ydad
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Coming from Hiroshima, it is quite hard to get to, with limited public transport options. Yet, taking in the whole history of the place and the nearby small town, the trouble of getting there was definitely worth the effort. There might not be much to...More

1  Thank Asperger_Singapore
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We went on the tour to the okubo mabu (大久保間步), one of the silver mine tunnels that can only be accessed if guided. I highly recommend this tour if u are visiting between April and November. It runs on Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday. An English speaking...More

4  Thank jessicapui
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Parked my car at World Heritage Center. Took a public bus to Omori. From Omori, we took a walk to Ryugenji Mabu for 45 minutes. Another option was to wait for 30 minutes for a bicycle to take 15 minutes ride up. Mabu or the...More

1  Thank W7927SH_
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine is one of the World Heritage of UNESCO which is located at secluded district of Shimane prefecture. The silver mine worked between 16th to 20th century and most of Japan made silver was mined from here. I went here by bus...More

1  Thank mariko_tanaka
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

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 mine shaft. ask at the tourist information if there will...More

1  Thank dawi67
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

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 region. There is a big...More

1  Thank Simone M
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