World Heritage Site
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

World Heritage Site<br>Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
World Heritage Site<br>Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
World Heritage Site<br>Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
World Heritage Site<br>Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
World Heritage Site<br>Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine World Heritage Site<br>Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine World Heritage Site<br>Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine World Heritage Site<br>Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

At its height, the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine was Japan's largest silver mine, helping Japan produce about one-third of all the silver in the world. The entire area is now a World Heritage Site.
The Omori district features a number of historical buildings preserved in their original state, including the homes of samurai and merchants, as well as the Kumagai Residence, each from the Edo period. The cafe located in a renovated old house is a popular spot to relax and unwind.
It takes about 40 minutes on foot from Omori townhood to reach Ryugenji Mabu*, the mine shaft where silver was once extracted. Be sure to wear comfortable fitting clothes for the long walk.

Street address

Omoricho, Oda City

Access


  • [Iwami Kotsu Bus Omori/Oe Lines]Oda-shi Station Bus Stop→Omori-Daikansho-Ato Bus Stop about 25 minutes / 630 yen
    40-minute on foot to Ryugenji-mabu

Opening Hours

*9:00-17:00 (closed at 16:00 in winter)

Closed

New Year Holidays

Fee

Website

http://ginzan.city.ohda.lg.jp/1750.html

Best season

All year

Point

*Discount for foreigners available
Adults 200 yen
Elementary and junior high school students 100 yen
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