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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine World Heritage Site

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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

Omori-cho, Oda City

Access

  • [Iwami Kotsu Bus Omori/Oe Line] Oda-shi Station-->→Omoridaikansho-ato Around 25 minutes/630 yen
    40 minutes by foot to Ryugenjimabu.

Opening Hours

*09:00-17:30 (17:00 during winter)

Closed

New Year holiday

Fee

Website

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

Best season

All year

Point

* Discount for foreigners available
General: 200 yen
6-15 years old: 100 yen
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