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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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"walk up"
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"road leading"
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"worth the effort"
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"tourist information"
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"day trip"
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"world heritage"
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"samurai house"
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"mine shaft"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank LeScotch
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Reviewed April 15, 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 December 12, 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

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Reviewed September 16, 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

1  Thank jessicapui
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Reviewed August 18, 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

Thank W7927SH_
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Reviewed June 17, 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
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Reviewed April 9, 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
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Reviewed March 30, 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
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Reviewed November 13, 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

2  Thank HattieWeymouth
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Reviewed October 31, 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
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