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Iwami-Ginzan Silver Mine

1111 Odaguchi, Oda, Oda 694-0305, Shimane Prefecture
+81 854-82-1600
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Retrospective town and former silver mine

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine is one of the World Heritage of UNESCO which is located at secluded... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
great silver mine world heritage

a lovely place and amazing mines, whenever possible take the okubo-mabu mine shaft guided tour... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
via mobile
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1111 Odaguchi, Oda, Oda 694-0305, Shimane Prefecture
+81 854-82-1600
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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

Thank mariko_tanaka
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

Thank dawi67
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

Thank Simone M
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 minutes. The displays at the Visitors Centre are comprehensive...More

Thank HattieWeymouth
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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 the mine entrance. Very few explanations in english. Omori...More

Thank stism
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Visited in a weekday at noon. We rented and rode electric bicycles upward to Ryuugenji mabu, the well-maintained and open shaft. As they've stop mining for years, there is no much thing to see in the shaft. Just came here to feel the narrow and...More

1  Thank skchen1854
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Every UNESCO World Heritage site I’ve been to has made me say “wow”, at least once. This one did not. The mine itself is little more than a rock tunnel with a few off shoots/cracks, lit by lamps. You’re in and out in 10 minutes...More

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Omori is a very recommendable side trip from Matsue (inquire beforehand at the tourist information in Matsue for train and bus times and a map in English). As it was pouring, when we were visiting, we unfortunately had to skip the hike up to the...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We were lucky to travel overseas and around Japan together for the last 30 years after my father died. Having that experience, we found "Iwamiginzan" is definitely one of the best places in the world to visit. Frankly, you have to walk (or rather say...More

1  Thank noripico22
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is an unusual place, they have painstakingly tried to maintain the history of the area, the buildings are all traditional. I took the audio guide which was for me a mistake, i didnt really take a lot of it in and slowed me down...More

Thank Tatty_Rascal
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